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Present continuous in english



form and use of present continuous in english

form and use of present continuous in english



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  • 1. The Present Continuous Tense Use and form
  • 2. The Present Continuous Tense is used for 1. Actions which are happening at or around the moment of speaking. • Now I’m doing the washing up. • She is working very hard nowadays. 2. Temporary situations. • I’m staying with a friend at the moment.
  • 3. ACTIONS THAT ARE HAPPENING AT PRESENT (1) They are dancing right now.
  • 4. What is she doing? • She is reading a book.
  • 5. TEMPORARY SITUATIONS (2) They normally play tennis. But this week they are skating.
  • 6. I’d love to see you. Are you busy? • Yes, I’m very busy. I’m painting my flat this week.
  • 7. The Present Continuous Tense is used for 3. Changing or developing situations. • His English is getting better. • It’s getting colder. 4. Fixed arrangements in the near future. • They are getting married next week.
  • 8. CHANGING SITUATIONS (3) Yesterday it was very sunny. Today it’s raining more and more.
  • 9. What’s wrong with our planet? • It’s getting warmer.
  • 10. FUTURE ARRANGEMENTS (4) They are celebrating a party next weekend.
  • 11. • We’re leaving tomorrow.
  • 12. am, is, are + ing form Form – am, are, is + ing form • Affirmative I am sleeping. He/she/it is sleeping. You/we/they are sleeping. • Negative I am not (I’m not) singing. He/she/it is not (isn’t) singing. You/we/they are not (aren’t) singing.
  • 13. Form - continued • Interrogative Am I dreaming? Is he/she/it dreaming? Are you/we/they dreaming? • Short answers Yes, I am/he is/we are… No, I’m not/he isn’t/we aren’t…
  • 14. VERB + ing (spelling rules) listen + ing = listening die (-iey) + ing = dying write + ing = writing hop + p + ing = hopping travel + l + ing = travelling
  • 15. TIME EXPRESSIONS now, right now, at the moment, today, nowadays, this week… They are throwing snowballs now