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  • 1. PRESENT CONTINUOUS TENSEexplanation, uses and exercises
    MARÍA GUADALUPE GARCÍA CASTAÑEDA
  • 2. PRESENT CONTINUOUS TENSE
    FORM
    AFFIRMATIVE AND NEGATIVE
  • 3. Question
    Short Answers
  • 4. 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
  • 5. 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
  • 6. 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 !
  • 7. 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
  • 8. Ask oranswerthefollowingquestionsbasedontheconversation
    Whoiscalling?
    Whoiscooking?
    A:---------------------------------------------------?
    B: Sheisjustwatchingt.v
    Whatis Alex cooking?
    A:_______________________________?
    B: John and Rose are coming.
    EXERCISES
    Choosethecorrectanswerforthefollowingquestions.
  • 9. 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