Viri M. C.  Y Ceci    2008 Rev. Ceci Unit 5 Use of Present Continuos and Quantifiers
Present continuous   <ul><li>Are  you  living  at home now?  Yes, I am. No, I’m not.  </li></ul><ul><li>Is  yous sister  w...
How to form the present continuous? <ul><li>Verb+ ing </li></ul><ul><li>Note the spelling changes before –ing </li></ul><u...
<ul><li>We use the  present continuous   to talk about   something  that  is in progress  at the moment of speaking. </li>...
<ul><li>We sometimes use the  present continuous with always  to talk about things that happen frequently and are irritati...
Verbs  not used  in the present continuous <ul><li>Some verbs (most of them verbs of thinking and feeling) are almost neve...
The rule for forming yes/no an Wh-questions in the present continuous: <ul><li>(Wh-question)   Be + subject + verb + -ing ...
1. Complete this questions, and answer them. Use the verb that is on the left.  <ul><li>1  LIVE  Where___you___? </li></ul...
2.Complete these phone conversations using the present continuous   <ul><li>Conversation 1. </li></ul><ul><li>A: Hi, Steph...
<ul><li>Conversation 2. </li></ul><ul><li>A: Marci, how____you an Justin ____(enjoy) your shopping trip? </li></ul><ul><li...
Quantifiers <ul><li>All </li></ul><ul><li>Nearly all  families have only one child.  </li></ul><ul><li>Most </li></ul><ul>...
<ul><li>When people don’t know the exact percentaje of something, they use words like  most  or  some . </li></ul><ul><li>...
<ul><li>We use: </li></ul><ul><li>All, most, some, any,  many, a few + plural noun </li></ul><ul><li>All, most, some, any,...
3. Complete the text, using the words in the brackets with or without of. <ul><li>(most) ____ British people aren’t very g...
Bibliography <ul><li>Multilevel English Grammar Programme 1 </li></ul><ul><li>by John Shepherd </li></ul><ul><li>Interchan...
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  1. 1. Viri M. C. Y Ceci 2008 Rev. Ceci Unit 5 Use of Present Continuos and Quantifiers
  2. 2. Present continuous <ul><li>Are you living at home now? Yes, I am. No, I’m not. </li></ul><ul><li>Is yous sister working for the government? Yes, she is. No, she’s not /No, she isn’t. </li></ul><ul><li>Are Ed and Jill going to college this year? Yes, they are. No, they’re not/ No, they aren’t. </li></ul><ul><li>Where are you working now? I’m working. I need a job. </li></ul><ul><li>What is your brother doing these days? He’s traveling in the Amazon </li></ul><ul><li>Who are your parents visiting this week? They’re visiting my grandmother. </li></ul>
  3. 3. How to form the present continuous? <ul><li>Verb+ ing </li></ul><ul><li>Note the spelling changes before –ing </li></ul><ul><li>ending infinitive present continuous </li></ul><ul><li>listen listening </li></ul><ul><li>e mak e mak ing </li></ul><ul><li>m swi m swi mm ing </li></ul><ul><li>n ru n running </li></ul><ul><li>p sto p sto pp ing </li></ul><ul><li>t ge t ge tt ing </li></ul><ul><li>ie d ie d y ing </li></ul><ul><li>ie l ie l y ing </li></ul><ul><li>watch watching </li></ul><ul><li>work working </li></ul><ul><li>study studying </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>We use the present continuous to talk about something that is in progress at the moment of speaking. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I ’m writting this letter in my cabin. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I ’m finding it difficult to write. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We also use the present continuous to talk about a present activity or situation that may not be in progress at the moment of speaking. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I ’m reading a book about Greenpeace at the moment. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(NOT I read a book) (Liz hasn’t finished her book; she’s still reading it, but not at this moment, at this moment she’s wrritting her letter.) </li></ul></ul></ul>When to use the present continuous?
  5. 5. <ul><li>We sometimes use the present continuous with always to talk about things that happen frequently and are irritating. </li></ul><ul><li>Nicole’s always flirting with my boyfriend </li></ul><ul><li>You’re always complaining (about everything) </li></ul><ul><li>Mi boss is always screaming </li></ul>
  6. 6. Verbs not used in the present continuous <ul><li>Some verbs (most of them verbs of thinking and feeling) are almost never used in the present continuous. The most common are: agree, be, believe, belong, care, forget, hate, hear, know, like, love, mean, mind, notice, own, remember, seem, suppouse, understand, want, wish. </li></ul>
  7. 7. The rule for forming yes/no an Wh-questions in the present continuous: <ul><li>(Wh-question) Be + subject + verb + -ing </li></ul><ul><li>(Wh- question) + verb + subject + verb + -ing </li></ul><ul><li>What + are + you + doing? </li></ul><ul><li>Where + are + you + going? </li></ul><ul><li>What + am + I + saying ? </li></ul>
  8. 8. 1. Complete this questions, and answer them. Use the verb that is on the left. <ul><li>1 LIVE Where___you___? </li></ul><ul><li>WORK Where___you___? </li></ul><ul><li>STUDY ___you___? </li></ul><ul><li>DO What___you___? </li></ul><ul><li>RAIN ___it___? </li></ul><ul><li>SHINE ___the sun___? </li></ul>
  9. 9. 2.Complete these phone conversations using the present continuous <ul><li>Conversation 1. </li></ul><ul><li>A: Hi, Stephanie. What____you____(do)? </li></ul><ul><li>B: Hey Mark. I____(stand) in an elevator, and it’s stuck! </li></ul><ul><li>A: Oh, no! Are you ok? </li></ul><ul><li>B: Yeah. I – wait! It____(move) now. Thank goodness! </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Conversation 2. </li></ul><ul><li>A: Marci, how____you an Justin ____(enjoy) your shopping trip? </li></ul><ul><li>B: We____(have) a lot of fun. </li></ul><ul><li>A: ____your brother____(spend) a lot of money? </li></ul><ul><li>B: No, Mom. He____(buy) only one or two things. That’s all! </li></ul><ul><li>* You can practice the phone conversations with a partner. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Quantifiers <ul><li>All </li></ul><ul><li>Nearly all families have only one child. </li></ul><ul><li>Most </li></ul><ul><li>Many </li></ul><ul><li>A lot of families are smaller these days. </li></ul><ul><li>Some </li></ul><ul><li>Not many </li></ul><ul><li>A few couples have more than one child. </li></ul><ul><li>Few </li></ul><ul><li>No one gets married before the age of 18. </li></ul>100% 0%
  12. 12. <ul><li>When people don’t know the exact percentaje of something, they use words like most or some . </li></ul><ul><li>All these quantifiers come before plural nouns except one. </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>We use: </li></ul><ul><li>All, most, some, any, many, a few + plural noun </li></ul><ul><li>All, most, some, any, much + uncountable noun </li></ul><ul><li>Most people some old people all violence all parents </li></ul><ul><li>All, most, etc., have a general, unlimited meaning </li></ul><ul><li>All of, most of, etc., have a more specific, limited meaning. </li></ul><ul><li>Most young people use the internet (= most young people in general) </li></ul><ul><li>Most of the young people interviewed (= a specific group of young people) </li></ul>
  14. 14. 3. Complete the text, using the words in the brackets with or without of. <ul><li>(most) ____ British people aren’t very good at learning foreign languages. (Some) ______ them speak one language very badly and (many) ____ them don’t speak any foreign languages at all. Nearly (all)____ them have studied a language at school, but only (a few) _____ remember what they’ve learned. When they go abroad, (most) ____ British tourists expect all foreigners to speak English. A Greek friend of mine said that (all) _____ British tourists were lazy and could only say please and thank you in Greek. This is the same when Americans visit Mexico. I believe that (all) _____ tourists should tray to remember that, (all) ____ the time they’re in a foreign country, they’re guests and not members of an invading army. To learn a foreign language is not that difficult, but requires dedication, and a little bit of patient. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Bibliography <ul><li>Multilevel English Grammar Programme 1 </li></ul><ul><li>by John Shepherd </li></ul><ul><li>Interchange1. Teacher´s Book </li></ul><ul><li>by Jack C. Richards with Jonathan Hull and Susan Proctor </li></ul><ul><li>English Grammar in Steps by David Bolton and Noel Goodey </li></ul>

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