THE PRESENT CONTINUOUS TENSE 1Affirmative:Subject + am, is, are + Verb –ing Mary is jumping
Rules for V–ing1. In general: V+ ing drink →drinking; sing →singing Peter is reading; Susan isn’t eating2. Verbs ending in –e: write →writing; dance →dancing They are having lunch; Sam isn’t driving3. monosyllable verbs (C+V+C) swim →swimming; run →running We aren’t sitting; Tom is getting up
USES of the PRESENT CONTINUOUS1. Activities we are doing: now, at the moment, at present… Pat is having a shower now2. Temporary situations: this week, today, this month… Dad always drives to work, but he is walking this week
USES OF THE PRESENT SIMPLE1. Habits and routines Eg. I play football twice a week2. With a future meaning- in timetables…. Eg. The train leaves at 8.15
STATE VERBS( NEVER CONTINOUS)• LIKE• WANT• HATE• UNDERSTAND• BELIEVE
WHAT ARE THEY DOING?
WHAT AREN’T THEY DOING? write/post wash/cook
IT’S YOUR TURN!!• What ‘s number __ doing?• Who is ___________?• Is number ___ speaking? Yes, he /she is No, he / she isn’t