English 1

Fun Facts about London: The Present Simple Tense Practice

Fill in the blanks with the correct form of the verb in brackets:

  1. London (1) _________ (consist) of two ancient cities which (2) _______ (be) now joined together. They ______ (be) the City of London, or the City and the City of Westminster. Together they all _______ (make) up a region known as Greater London.
  2. London ______ (be) the biggest city in Britain and in Europe. It ________ (occupy) over 620 square miles.
  3. London _______ (have) a population of 8 million people.
  4. There ________ (be) over 100 theatres in London and 105 cinemas.
  5. The new Wembley Stadium _______ (be) the largest football stadium in the world.
  6. It _______ (take) 61 seconds to open Tower Bridge, which ________ (open) about 1,000 times a year.
  7. Big Ben ______ (have) the 13-ton bell inside the clock.
  8. London’s 395 public libraries _________ (stock) 17 million books.
  9. The Brits _______ (lose) about 80,000 umbrellas every year on the London Underground.
  10. There _____ (be) over 30,000 John Smiths in Britain.
  11. The River Thames, which ________ (flow) through London, has over 200 bridges and 20 tunnels. It ________ (be) a combination of four rivers.
  12. You _______ (can) hear more than 300 languages in the streets of London.
  13. The English _____ (be) tea addicts: an Englishman __________ (drink) more tea than any person of any other nation (over twenty times more than Americans).