F2F: Present Continuous

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F2F: Present Continuous

  1. 1. Present Continuous Tense
  2. 2. Form of Present Continuous Tense: Positive Sentence Subject + “BE” + main verb (V+ing) + modifier. I am listening to music. You, We, They are dancing happily. He, She, It is reading books.
  3. 3. Form of Present Continuous Tense: Negative Sentence main verb (V+ing) modifier Subject + “BE” + NOT + + . am not I listening to music. ‘m not are not You, We, They dancing happily. aren’t is not He, She, It reading books. isn’t
  4. 4. Form of Present Continuous Tense: Yes-No Question main verb “BE” + Subject + modifier ? (V+ing) + Am I listening to music ? Are you, we, they playing football with Jimmy? Is he, she, it being lazy?
  5. 5. Form of Present Continuous Tense: Wh-Question main Question “BE” + Subject + verb modifier ? word (V+ing) + What am I doing now? Who are you, we, they playing football with? Where is he, she, it going ?
  6. 6. Use of Present Continuous Tense 1. NOW! We use the present continuous to say that we are in the middle of action. Often the action is happening at the time of speaking. I’m working now. = I’m in the middle of working; I’ve started working and I haven’t finished it yet.
  7. 7. Margaret’s having a bath. = She’s in the middle of having a bath; she has started having a bath and she haven’t finished it yet. It is raining now. =It’s in the middle of raining; it has started raining for a while and it hasn’t stopped yet.
  8. 8. She is sleeping now. Now, they are singing Spanish song. She is not sleeping now. Now, they are not singing Spanish song. . Is she sleeping now? Are they singing Spanish song now? Where is she sleeping now? What kind of song are they singing?
  9. 9. Use of Present Continuous Tense 2. LONGER ACTIONS IN PROGRESS NOW! We also use the present continuous when we are in the process of doing a longer action, being in the middle of doing something which is in progress; however, we might not be doing it at the moment of speaking.
  10. 10. Use of Present Continuous Tense 2. LONGER ACTIONS IN PROGRESS NOW! 2008 2010 2013 2014 Marry is studying to become a doctor. She is not studying to become a doctor. Is she studying to become a doctor? What is she studying?
  11. 11. Use of Present Continuous Tense 3. CHAINGING! We can use the present continuous tense when things are changing over a long period. The population of Americans is rising so fast.
  12. 12. Use of Present Continuous Tense 4. NEAR FUTURE! We can use the present continuous tense for what someone has arranged to do in the near future. They are going to party tonight. They are not going to party tonight. Are they studying to party tonight? when are they going to party?
  13. 13. Present Continuous Tense & Present Simple Tense Present Simple Tense Present Continuous Tense Repeated actions, customs, Now habits Longer actions in progress now General truth or facts Near future
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