Present simple or continuous?

We use the present simple tense to talk about:
She usually washes her hair twice a week.
It rains a lot in Galicia.
And known facts about the future:
My plane leaves at half past three next Saturday.
We use the present continuous to talk about:
Something happening now:
She is texting her friend right now.
Something happening this season:
My friend Susan is visiting her family in London.
Present plans for the near future:
We are having dinner next Saturday.

Now a remix of some songs with the present simple tense:

Remember to use present continuous with  temporary situations and present simple with permanent events.
Some exercises for you:
Exercise 1
Exercises 2
Exercise 3
Exercises 4
And a song to practise the present tense.

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