ACTION & NON-ACTION VERBS  GRAMMAR
Different Uses of the Present Simple & Continuous (Do you remember?)   <ul><li>Present Continuous  </li></ul><ul><li>Actio...
Present Simple Form Review  <ul><li>You …………. (live) in London.  </li></ul><ul><li>She ………………. (go) to Paris every winter....
Present Continuous Form Review  <ul><li>You …………………. (live) in London now.  </li></ul><ul><li>She …………………….. (study) scien...
Action & Non-action verbs  <ul><li>Work in pairs. Read the sentences and decide if the  underlined  verbs refer to an ACTI...
Work in pairs. Look at the examples again and answer the questions below.  <ul><li>ACTION VERBS  </li></ul><ul><li>She doe...
Some verbs that can be both action and non-action  ACTION  NON-ACTION  HAVE  Please, phone later. We  are   having  dinner...
Non-Action verbs  <ul><li>Feelings: like, love, hate  </li></ul><ul><li>Thinking: think (opinion), understand  </li></ul><...
Work in pairs and choose the correct form:  <ul><li>Bill  doesn’t understand / isn’t understanding  a word of Russian.  </...
<ul><li>I  belong / am belonging  to a cooking club and I love it!  </li></ul><ul><li>Ring, ring!  </li></ul><ul><li>A: He...
<ul><li>You  look / are looking  sad. Is everything OK? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you want / Are you wanting  anything or are y...
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  1. 1. ACTION & NON-ACTION VERBS GRAMMAR
  2. 2. Different Uses of the Present Simple & Continuous (Do you remember?) <ul><li>Present Continuous </li></ul><ul><li>Actions in progress now / at the moment. </li></ul><ul><li>Jane’s not here. She ’s working. </li></ul><ul><li>Temporary actions. </li></ul><ul><li>Jane’s on a diet. She’ s drinking lots of water. </li></ul>Present Simple Routines, habits. David goes for a run every morning. The film starts at six. Eternal truths. Water boils at 100C.
  3. 3. Present Simple Form Review <ul><li>You …………. (live) in London. </li></ul><ul><li>She ………………. (go) to Paris every winter. </li></ul><ul><li>We ………….……………. (like) fish. </li></ul><ul><li>…………… you …………… (live) near here? </li></ul><ul><li>He ………….……………. (like) fish. </li></ul><ul><li>…………… she …………… (live) near here? </li></ul>Affirmative Negative Question
  4. 4. Present Continuous Form Review <ul><li>You …………………. (live) in London now. </li></ul><ul><li>She …………………….. (study) science. </li></ul><ul><li>They …………….……….……… (listen) to me. </li></ul><ul><li>What ……… you ………………….. (read)? </li></ul><ul><li>He ………….……….………. (listen) to me. </li></ul><ul><li>What …… she …..…………….…… (read)? </li></ul>Affirmative Negative Question
  5. 5. Action & Non-action verbs <ul><li>Work in pairs. Read the sentences and decide if the underlined verbs refer to an ACTION or a STATE / CONDITION. </li></ul><ul><li>She doesn’t eat meat. </li></ul><ul><li>Are you having breakfast? </li></ul><ul><li>They have a nice boat they use during the summer . </li></ul><ul><li>I like playing tennis. </li></ul><ul><li>Do you need anything? </li></ul><ul><li>This medication contains caffeine. </li></ul><ul><li>I often go to the cinema. </li></ul><ul><li>Where are you going ? </li></ul>ACTION ACTION STATE STATE STATE STATE ACTION ACTION
  6. 6. Work in pairs. Look at the examples again and answer the questions below. <ul><li>ACTION VERBS </li></ul><ul><li>She doesn’t eat meat. </li></ul><ul><li>I often go to the cinema. </li></ul><ul><li>Where are you going ? </li></ul><ul><li>NON-ACTION VERBS </li></ul><ul><li>They have a nice boat. </li></ul><ul><li>I like playing tennis. </li></ul><ul><li>Do you need anything? </li></ul><ul><li>This medication contains caffeine. </li></ul>Can ACTION VERBS be in the PRESENT SIMPLE? Can ACTION VERBS be in the PRESENT CONTINUOUS? Can NON-ACTION VERBS be in the PRESENT SIMPLE? Can NON-ACTION VERBS be in the PRESENT CONTINUOUS? YES YES YES NO
  7. 7. Some verbs that can be both action and non-action ACTION NON-ACTION HAVE Please, phone later. We are having dinner now. They have a nice boat. THINK Be quiet. I’m thinking . I think she’s very intelligent. LOOK What are you looking at? You look sad.
  8. 8. Non-Action verbs <ul><li>Feelings: like, love, hate </li></ul><ul><li>Thinking: think (opinion), understand </li></ul><ul><li>Desires: want, prefer, like </li></ul><ul><li>Perception: hear, see, seem </li></ul><ul><li>Be/have (possess) /own </li></ul><ul><li>Belong to </li></ul>
  9. 9. Work in pairs and choose the correct form: <ul><li>Bill doesn’t understand / isn’t understanding a word of Russian. </li></ul><ul><li>Why do you look /are you looking at me like that? Is there something on my face? </li></ul><ul><li>Joe has / is having a house in Lancaster. </li></ul><ul><li>A: Look at this headline: “Man bites dog”! </li></ul><ul><li>B: It is absurd. I don’t believe it /I’m not believing it. </li></ul><ul><li>I know / am knowing you really love me. </li></ul><ul><li>Bill doesn’t understand / isn’t understanding a word of Russian. </li></ul><ul><li>Why do you look / are you looking at me like that? Is there something on my face? </li></ul><ul><li>Joe has / is having a house in Lancaster. </li></ul><ul><li>A: Look at this headline: “Man bites dog”! </li></ul><ul><li>B: It is absurd. I don’t believe it /I’m not believing it. </li></ul><ul><li>I know / am knowing you really love me. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>I belong / am belonging to a cooking club and I love it! </li></ul><ul><li>Ring, ring! </li></ul><ul><li>A: Hello? </li></ul><ul><li>B: Hello, Ann. This is Tony. I know it’s dinner time but I’d like to talk to you about something important. Do you have / Are you having dinner? </li></ul><ul><li>I think / am thinking we should go and live somewhere hot. </li></ul><ul><li>I belong / am belonging to a cooking club and I love it! </li></ul><ul><li>Ring, ring! </li></ul><ul><li>A: Hello? </li></ul><ul><li>B: Hello, Ann. This is Tony. I know it’s dinner time but I’d like to talk to you about something important. Do you have / Are you having dinner? </li></ul><ul><li>I think / am thinking we should go and live somewhere hot. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>You look / are looking sad. Is everything OK? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you want / Are you wanting anything or are you OK? </li></ul><ul><li>That bike costs / is costing too much. I’ll take the other one. </li></ul><ul><li>You look / are looking sad. Is everything OK? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you want / Are you wanting anything or are you OK? </li></ul><ul><li>That bike costs / is costing too much. I’ll take the other one. </li></ul>
  12. 12. ANY QUESTIONS

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