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  • 6 The Present Progressive: Wh- Questions At the MoviesFocus on Grammar 1Part V, Unit 16By Ruth Luman, Gabriele Steiner, and BJ WellsCopyright © 2006. Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • What’s happening?II think they areWell, the aliens Ahhh…!! What’s think they are Who This they is Why??? movie are looking forare looking forgetting hungry. happening? so scary! I can’t watch ... looking for? humans. life on the planet.
  • Form Begin wh- questions in the present progressive with a question word like what, where, why, who, or how. Use am, is, or are + the –ing form of the verb. BeWh- Word Verb Subject -ing Verb Form What am I doing? Where is he going? Who are you meeting?
  • Who Use who to ask about a person.Who is hetalking to? Who are they directing?
  • Why Use why to ask for reasons.Because this Why are youis the funny laughing? part.
  • Look at the underlined words. Practice 1 Then make questions with the present progressive.Example:Question: Where is he standing?Answer: He is standing in front of the movie projector.1. Question: What are they watching? TheyQuestion: Where is he standing? are watching a romantic movie. Answer: He is standing in front of the projector.2. Question: Why is she leaving? She’s leaving because the movie is too scary.3. Question: Who are you sitting with? I’m sitting with my friends.
  • Answers In informal conversation, answers are often short.What’s playing at A new romantic movie! Ugh… the theater?
  • IntonationIn wh- questions, your voice goes up anddown at the end. What are they wearing? Why are they standing?
  • Work with a partner. Ask and Practice 2 answer questions about the pictures. Practice intonation and short answers. Example: what / he / eat Question: What is he eating? Question: What is he eating? Short Answer: A lot of junk food. Short Answer: A lot of junk food.1. Where / he / hide 2. Why / she / cry 3. Who / you / talk to
  • ReferencesCopyright © 2006 Pearson Education and itslicensors. All rights reserved.