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  • ACTION & NON-ACTION VERBS GRAMMAR
  • Different Uses of the Present Simple & Continuous (Do you remember?)
    • Present Continuous
    • Actions in progress now / at the moment.
    • Jane’s not here. She ’s working.
    • Temporary actions.
    • Jane’s on a diet. She’ s drinking lots of water.
    Present Simple Routines, habits. David goes for a run every morning. The film starts at six. Eternal truths. Water boils at 100C.
  • Present Simple Form Review
    • You …………. (live) in London.
    • She ………………. (go) to Paris every winter.
    • We ………….……………. (like) fish.
    • …………… you …………… (live) near here?
    • He ………….……………. (like) fish.
    • …………… she …………… (live) near here?
    Affirmative Negative Question
  • Present Continuous Form Review
    • You …………………. (live) in London now.
    • She …………………….. (study) science.
    • They …………….……….……… (listen) to me.
    • What ……… you ………………….. (read)?
    • He ………….……….………. (listen) to me.
    • What …… she …..…………….…… (read)?
    Affirmative Negative Question
  • Action & Non-action verbs
    • Work in pairs. Read the sentences and decide if the underlined verbs refer to an ACTION or a STATE / CONDITION.
    • She doesn’t eat meat.
    • Are you having breakfast?
    • They have a nice boat they use during the summer .
    • I like playing tennis.
    • Do you need anything?
    • This medication contains caffeine.
    • I often go to the cinema.
    • Where are you going ?
    ACTION ACTION STATE STATE STATE STATE ACTION ACTION
  • Work in pairs. Look at the examples again and answer the questions below.
    • ACTION VERBS
    • She doesn’t eat meat.
    • I often go to the cinema.
    • Where are you going ?
    • NON-ACTION VERBS
    • They have a nice boat.
    • I like playing tennis.
    • Do you need anything?
    • This medication contains caffeine.
    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
  • 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.
  • Non-Action verbs
    • Feelings: like, love, hate
    • Thinking: think (opinion), understand
    • Desires: want, prefer, like
    • Perception: hear, see, seem
    • Be/have (possess) /own
    • Belong to
  • Work in pairs and choose the correct form:
    • Bill doesn’t understand / isn’t understanding a word of Russian.
    • Why do you look /are you looking at me like that? Is there something on my face?
    • Joe has / is having a house in Lancaster.
    • A: Look at this headline: “Man bites dog”!
    • B: It is absurd. I don’t believe it /I’m not believing it.
    • I know / am knowing you really love me.
    • Bill doesn’t understand / isn’t understanding a word of Russian.
    • Why do you look / are you looking at me like that? Is there something on my face?
    • Joe has / is having a house in Lancaster.
    • A: Look at this headline: “Man bites dog”!
    • B: It is absurd. I don’t believe it /I’m not believing it.
    • I know / am knowing you really love me.
    • I belong / am belonging to a cooking club and I love it!
    • Ring, ring!
    • A: Hello?
    • 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?
    • I think / am thinking we should go and live somewhere hot.
    • I belong / am belonging to a cooking club and I love it!
    • Ring, ring!
    • A: Hello?
    • 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?
    • I think / am thinking we should go and live somewhere hot.
    • You look / are looking sad. Is everything OK?
    • Do you want / Are you wanting anything or are you OK?
    • That bike costs / is costing too much. I’ll take the other one.
    • You look / are looking sad. Is everything OK?
    • Do you want / Are you wanting anything or are you OK?
    • That bike costs / is costing too much. I’ll take the other one.
  • ANY QUESTIONS