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  • 1. PRESENT SIMPLE VS PRESENT CONTINUOUS
  • 2. Are you watching TV right now? If so, you aren’t too different from most Britons. According to a survey, the British know more about TV shows than they do about politics. Eighty-six per cent of Britons turn on the TV regularly to see soaps, but nine per cent of them never watch the news at all. As a result, ten per cent of all Britons don’t recognise the names of any world leaders – not even their own! At present, this is beginning to cause great concern among educators – as well as politicians!
  • 3. _________ you __________ TV right now? If so, you _________ too different from most Britons. According to a survey, the British _________ more about TV shows than they _______ about politics. Eighty-six per cent of Britons __________ the TV regularly to see soaps, but nine per cent of them never ________ the news at all. As a result, ten per cent of all Britons _______________the names of any world leaders – not even their own! At present, this ____________ to cause great concern among educators – as well as politicians!
  • 4. _________ you __________ TV ___________? If so, you _________ too different from most Britons. According to a survey, the British _________ more about TV shows than they _______ about politics. Eighty-six per cent of Britons __________ the TV regularly to see soaps, but nine per cent of them __________ ________ the news at all. As a result, ten per cent of all Britons _______________the names of any world leaders – not even their own! __________, this ____________ to cause great concern among educators – as well as politicians!
  • 5. _________ you __________ TV ___________? If so, you _________ too different from most Britons. _________________, the British _________ more about TV shows than they _______ about politics. Eighty-six per cent of Britons __________ the TV regularly to see _______, but nine per cent of them __________ ________ the news __________. ___________, ten per cent of all Britons _______________the names of any world leaders – not even _______________! __________, this ____________ to cause great concern among educators – _________________ politicians!
  • 6. PRESENT SIMPLE Affirmative:  I / you / we / they GO  He/she/it GOES Negative:  I / you / we / they DON’T GO  He/she/it DOESN’T GO Questions:  DO I / you / we / they GO ?  DOES He/she/it GO ?
  • 7. PRESENT SIMPLE: USES Habitual actions:  Do Britons often watch soaps? General truths:  It rains a lot in England. Stative verbs:  I don’t understand this question.
  • 8. PRESENT CONTINUOUS Affirmative I AM GOING He / She / It IS GOING We / You / They ARE GOING Negative I ‘ M NOT GOING He / She / It ISN’T GOING We / You / They AREN’T GOING Questions AM I GOING? IS he/she/it/ }GOING? ARE we / you / they GOING?
  • 9. PRESENT CONTINUOUS: USES An action in progress at the time of speaking Peter is having a shower right now. A temporary action It is raining a lot these days. A definite plan for the future I’m travelling to England next Monday.
  • 10. ADVERBS OF FREQUENCY / TIME EXPRESSION Sometimes , now, in the morning, next week, at eight o’clock, always, tonight, rarely, right now, on Sundays, how often?, seldom, at present, once a week, tomorrow, every day, at the moment, at night, frequently, regularly, generally, this year.
  • 11. PRESENT SIMPLE: ADVERBS OF FREQUENCY / TIME EXPRESSIONS Always, usually, generally, regularly, frequently, often, sometimes, rarely, seldom, never, once a week, every day, in the morning, at eight o’clock, on Sunday, at night, how often?
  • 12. PRESENT CONTINUOUS: TIME EXPRESSIONS Now, right now, at the moment, tonight, this year, at present (future) tomorrow, next week