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Present continuous tense

  1. 1. PRESENT CONTINUOUS TENSEexplanation, uses and exercises<br />MARÍA GUADALUPE GARCÍA CASTAÑEDA<br />
  2. 2. PRESENT CONTINUOUS TENSE<br />FORM<br />AFFIRMATIVE AND NEGATIVE<br />
  3. 3. Question<br />Short Answers<br />
  4. 4. USES:<br />Thepresentcontinuousisusedtoexpress:<br />Anactivitythatis happening now.<br />Ex: Don´tturnthestove off. I´mcooking.<br />Youcan´tspeakto John. He is sleeping now<br />2. Anactivityorsituationthatis true now, butitisnotnecessarily happening at themoment of speaking.<br />Ex: Don´ttakethatnotebook. Rita iswritingonit.<br />3.A temporaryactivity<br />Ex: Peter is a lawyer, but he isstudyingbusinessadministrationduringtheweekends.<br />I´m living withfriendsuntil I find a place of my own<br />
  5. 5. 4. A plannedfuturearrangement<br />Ex: I´mhavingdinnnerwith my parentsnextweekend<br />We´remeeting at 7 p.moutsidethecinema.<br />Spelling of verb + - ing<br />Mostverbsadd -ingtothe base form of theverb.<br />Ex: goingwearingvisitingeating<br />2. Verbsthatend in one -e dropthe –e.<br />Ex: smoking cominghopingwriting<br />Butverbsthatend in –eedon´tdropan –e<br />Ex: agreeingseeing<br />3. Verbs of onesyllable, withonevowel and oneconsonant, doubletheconsonant.<br />Ex: stoppinggettingrunningjogging<br />Butifthe final consonantis –y or-w, itisnotdoubled.<br />Ex: playingshowing<br />
  6. 6. DIALOGUE<br />Onthetelephone<br />TRACY: hello, can i speakto Alex?<br />ALEX: Thisis Alex. Whoisspeaking?<br />TRACY: Hi, thisis Tracy.<br />ALEX: HI, Tracy. What are youdoing?<br />TRACY: Oh! I´mjustwatchingt.v . What are youdoing?<br />ALEX: Well. I´mcooking<br />TRACY: What are youcooking?<br />ALEX: I´mbakingsomepotatoes, boilingsomebeans and carrots and grilling a steak<br />TRACY: Itsoundsdelicious !<br />
  7. 7. ALEX: what are youdoingfordinnertonight?<br />TRACY: Well, I don´thaveanyplans<br />ALEX: Wouldyouliketo come overfordinner?<br />TRACY: Oh! I´dloveto. Thanks.<br />ALEX: Great. John and Rose are alsocoming. They´rearrivingbyseven.<br />TRACY: Ok. Seeyouthen, Bye<br />ALEX: Bye<br />
  8. 8. Ask oranswerthefollowingquestionsbasedontheconversation<br />Whoiscalling?<br />Whoiscooking?<br />A:---------------------------------------------------?<br /> B: Sheisjustwatchingt.v<br />Whatis Alex cooking?<br />A:_______________________________?<br /> B: John and Rose are coming.<br />EXERCISES<br />Choosethecorrectanswerforthefollowingquestions.<br />
  9. 9. In Red Violinemovie, listen tothosepeople. Whatlanguage_____________?<br />Are speakingthey<br />Are theyspeaking<br />They are speaking<br />Speking are they<br />At 79 yearsold, Richard Farnworth,( work, negative) in anymoviethissummer.<br />Isn´tworking<br />Isnotwork<br />Isworking<br />Isworkingnot<br />

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