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  • THE PRESENT CONTINUOUS TENSE At the moment I’m playing football. play
  • THE PRESENT CONTINUOUS TENSE I am ‘m playing You We They are ‘re He She It is ‘s AFFIRMATIVE: Play
  • THE PRESENT CONTINUOUS TENSE Is he playing football at the moment? No, he isn’t. He is running.
  • THE PRESENT CONTINUOUS TENSE INTERROGATIVE: Play NEGATIVE: Play Am I playing? Are you we they Is he she it I am not ‘m not playing You We They are not aren’t He She It is not isn’t
  • WHAT IS SHE DOING? draw She is drawing a picture at the moment
  • WHAT IS TWEETY DOING? IT’S FLYING
  • VERB + ing (spelling rules) listen + ing = listening die (-iey) + ing = dying write + ing = writing hop + p + ing = hopping travel + l + ing = travelling
  • Make –ing forms of each verb given. begin rub listen lie swim study happen get use admit try decide come put
  • –ing forms beginning rubbing listening lying swimming studying happening getting using admitting trying deciding coming putting
  • The Present Continuous Tense is used for 1. Actions which are happening at or around the moment of speaking. • Now I’m doing the washing up. • She is working very hard nowadays. 2. Temporary situations. • I’m staying with a friend at the moment.
  • ACTIONS THAT ARE HAPPENING AT PRESENT (1) They are dancing right now.
  • TEMPORARY SITUATIONS (2) They normally play tennis. But this week they are skating.
  • The Present Continuous Tense is used for 3. Changing or developing situations. • His English is getting better. • It’s getting colder. 4. Fixed arrangements in the near future. • They are getting married next week.
  • CHANGING SITUATIONS (3) Yesterday it was very sunny. Today it’s raining more and more.
  • FUTURE ARRANGEMENTS (4) They are celebrating a party next weekend.
  • THE PRESENT CONTINUOUS TENSE TIME EXPRESSIONS: Now, at the moment, today, nowdays, this week. They are throwing snowballs now