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