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Exercises on Simple and Progressive: Describing a Painting


Fill in the verb form given in brackets in the correct form, either present simple Tps or present progressive Tps Pg . Mind the third-person-s 3s.

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Picture Description: Girl at Sewing Machine

The painting “Girl at Sewing Machine” by Edward Hopper from 1921 (to be) oil on canvas and (to measure) 48.3 by 46 centimeters. It (to be) on display in the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid, Spain.

The eye-catcher of the painting (to be) the white dress of the girl who (to be) placed in the middle of the bottom half of the painting. She (to sit) on a wooden chair, slightly bent over her work. She (to have) long, red hair which (to flow) over her shoulders. Since she (to bend) over her work and one can see her right side, her hair (to cover) almost her entire face. One can only see her nose.

The girl can be seen from head to knee, her feet and calves (to be) not painted. She (to sew) in front of a window through which the sun (to shine). The sewing machine (to stand) on top of a table with a wooden top and iron legs. On the sewing machine, there (to be) white material which the girl (to work) on.



created with the help of the online Cloze Test Creator © 2009 Lucy Georges

Hopper Girl at Sewing Machine
Edward Hopper [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Girl at Sewing Machine
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