Progressive tenses

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Progressive tenses

  1. 1. Forming Progressive Tenses
  2. 2. Simple TensesVerbs can show when something happened.Aidan buildsa sand castle.This is presenttense. It showsan action that ishappening now.
  3. 3. Simple TensesVerbs can show when something happened.Aidan built asand castle.This is past tense.It shows anaction thathappened in thepast.
  4. 4. Simple TensesVerbs can show when something happened.Aidan willbuild a sandcastle.This is futuretense. It showsan action thatwill happen.
  5. 5. Another tenseBut what about something that started in thepast and is still happening?
  6. 6. Another tenseFor this, we need the progressive tense.
  7. 7. What does progress mean?Progress is a word with several meanings:To move forward toward a goal: Iwant to make progress in learningmultiplication facts.To go forward or onward in space ortime: The train progressed toward itsdestination.
  8. 8. What does progress mean?Which definition relates to verb tense?To move forward toward a goal: Iwant to make progress in learningmultiplication facts.To go forward or onward in space ortime: The train progressed toward itsdestination.
  9. 9. What does progress mean?Which definition relates to verb tense?To go forward or onward in space ortime: The train progressed toward itsdestination.
  10. 10. Progressive TensesProgressive tenses are used to show actionsthat take place over a period of time.
  11. 11. Present ProgressiveThe present progressive shows a continuingaction.The horses arewalking by theroad.
  12. 12. Present ProgressiveThe present progressive shows a continuingaction.The horses arewalking by theroad.What do you noticeabout the presentprogressive?
  13. 13. Present ProgressiveThe present progressive shows a continuingaction.The beaver isswimming.
  14. 14. Present ProgressiveThe present progressive shows a continuingaction.The beaveris swimming.Notice that the presentprogressive has a form ofthe verb to be, along withthe –ing form of the verb
  15. 15. Present ProgressiveCan you describe the caterpillar’s actionsusing the present progressive?The caterpillar_______________.
  16. 16. Present ProgressiveCan you describe the caterpillar’s actionsusing the present progressive?The caterpillaris crawling.
  17. 17. Past ProgressiveThe past progressive shows an action thatcontinued for a time in the past.Last night, thecampfire was burningon the beach.How is the pastprogressive similar tothe present progressive?
  18. 18. Past ProgressiveThe past progressive shows an action thatcontinued for a time in the past.The meerkat waswatching for predators.Which two words showthe past progressive inthis sentence?
  19. 19. Past ProgressiveThe past progressive shows an action thatcontinued for a time in the past.The meerkat waswatching for predators.Notice that the pastprogressive includes thepast tense form of to be.
  20. 20. Past ProgressiveCan you fill in the missing word to create thepast progressive?The flowers ________blooming along the trail.
  21. 21. Past ProgressiveCan you fill in the missing word to create thepast progressive?The flowers _were_blooming along the trail.
  22. 22. Future ProgressiveThe future progressive shows an action thatwill continue for a time in the future.The family will bekayaking for the next fewhours.How is the futureprogressive differentfrom the other forms?
  23. 23. Future ProgressiveThe future progressive shows an action thatwill continue for a time in the future.The family will bekayaking for the next fewhours.The future progressiveuses will be.
  24. 24. Future ProgressiveThe future progressive shows an action thatwill continue for a time in the future.The frog eggs_________________hatching soon.Can you fill in themissing words?
  25. 25. Future ProgressiveThe future progressive shows an action thatwill continue for a time in the future.The frog eggs will behatching soon.
  26. 26. Using the progressiveWrite a sentence about the frog. Use thepast, present, or futureprogressive form.Past: was ___________Present: is ___________Future: will be________
  27. 27. Using the progressiveWrite a sentence about the snake. Use thepast, present, or futureprogressive form.
  28. 28. Using the progressiveWrite a sentence about the snake. Use thepast, present, or future progressive form.
  29. 29. Why the progressive?This verb tense is often used in speaking andinformal situations.I’m justhanging outin the forest.
  30. 30. Why the progressive?This verb tense is often used in speaking andinformal situations.I’m justhanging outin the forest.
  31. 31. Write some dialogueWrite some dialogue for the speech bubble.Use the present progressive.
  32. 32. Why the progressive?Progressive forms are also used fortemporary situations.The frog iscrawling outof thecontainer.
  33. 33. Write a sentenceWrite a sentence to show what is happeningin the picture. Use a progressive form.
  34. 34. Time to ReflectWhat have you learned about progressiveverb tenses?

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