We use the present continuous to talk about:An action which is happening now. We are studying the present continuous now. My mother is preparing the soup right now.
An action which is happening around now. (today,this week/month/year)I’m reading a story this week. (I’m in the middle ofreading it)My sister is preparing for the bac exam this year.My father is travelling this month. (He’s still travelling.He hasn’t come back yet)
To talk about a changing situation:Aicha is losing weight after a year ofdieting.Morocco’s economy is developinggradually.Hamid is recovering from his illness.
To talk about a temporary action:She is living with her sister until shefinishes her training period.My father is using a friend’s carbecause his car is broken down.
1.Some verbs are nonprogressive and don’t take ing. love, like, appreciate, hate, dislike, fear, envy, mind, care Have, own, possess, belong Taste, smell, hear, feel, see know, realize, understand, recognize, believe, feel, suppose, think, imagine, doubt, remember, forget, want, need, prefer, mean
It is used for a future action:I am travelling next week.My uncle is visiting ustomorrow.
Choose the suitable tense: I (never smoke/ am never smoking). The sun always shines /is always shining in Morocco She generally (speaks/is speaking) Arabic, but today she (speaks/is speaking) French. What (are you doing/do you do) now? I (watch/am watching) TV.
What (does your father do/ is your fatherdoing?often (do you read/are you reading) thenewspaper? Look! It (rains/is raining).She (practices/ is practicing) aerobics in herfree time. How (do you make/ are you making) tea?