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Simple&Continuos Present Intermediate Level


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  • 2. Simple Present Formation of negative statements, questions and short answers: Use of do/does We do n’t like football Why do you like tennis? John does n’t like baseball Do you like squash? What does the referee do? Yes, we do Does John like baseball? No, he does n’t
    • Formation of affirmative statements:
    • Subject + verb /(verb + -s or –es in 3 rd person singular)
          • I like tennis Mary like s tennis
  • 3. Uses of the present simple
    • To describe repeated actions or habits: “ I get up at seven every morning”
    • To talk about things that are always or generally true:
        • “ The sun sets in the west”
    • To describe a permanent situation or a condition with no definite start or finish but which is true now: “We live in London”
    • With adverbs of frequency such as always, usually , … or time expressions such as every day/ week/ year, in the morning/ afternoon/ evening and at night “ She often studies in the library” “I go to the gym once a week”
    • To express future meaning with actions and events that are part of a fixed timetable: “The train leaves at 8’30”
    • To describe a scene in the past in a vivid way (narrative style)
        • “ Then he comes and says …”
  • 4. Verb endings
  • 5.
    • Formation of the Present Continuous tense : Present Tense of be + verb + -ing
          • They are play ing baseball
          • They are n’t succeed ing
          • Who is win n ing ?
          • Why is that player run n ing now?
    Present Continuous
  • 6. Uses of the Present Continuous
    • To talk about something which is in progress at the moment of speaking
    • “ It is raining now”
    • To talk about something which is in progress around the present , but not exactly at the time of speaking
        • “ Peter is looking for a job these days”
    • To talk about situations which are developing or temporary
        • “ Computers are becoming more and more important in our lives”
    • With adverbs such as always or constantly to express complaints and annoyance
        • “ He is always calling me late at night”
    • To talk about future arrangements (certainty)
        • “ I’m meeting Peter tomorrow”
  • 7. Verb endings
    • Present Continuous
    • In general, we add –ing : start ing , play ing , study ing , …
    • If the verb ends in a consonant + e , we drop –e  living, deciding, …
    • If the verb ends in a vowel + consonant and the stress on the last syllable , it doubles the final consonant  stopping, planning preferring, beginning
    • Exceptions:
    • If the verb ends in w or x , we don’t double the final consonant: fixing, showing, …
    • If the verb has 2 syllables and ends in –l , it doubles the l : travelling
    • If the verb ends in –ie , it changes –ie to –y and adds –ing: tying, dying
  • 8. Stative verbs
    •  Describe a state.
    •  Always written in Present Simple Tense
        • He seems very tired
    • There are different types:
    • Verbs of senses : feel, see, sound, hear, smell, taste
    • Verbs of mental states : believe, realise, remember, know, …
    • Verbs of possession : belong, have, own, possess
    • Verbs of feeling or emotion : like, hate, adore, love, wish, …
    • Verbs of measurement : weigh, contain, cost, measure
    • Other verbs that express states : be, exist, seem, owe, require
  • 9. Some Stative can also be action verbs
    • Change of meaning
    • Using the progressive or non-progressive form of some verbs:
      • Think
      • He thinks it is a good idea (stative)
      • He is thinking about eating a biscuit (action)
      • Have
      • She has (got) a mobile phone (stative)
      • She’s having a great time (action)
      • She’s having breakfast (action)