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The present continuous


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The present continuous

  2. 2. Present Continuous What are they doing now? eat // ice-cream She is eating an ice-cream dance They are dancing . have // a shower He is having a shower.
  3. 3. cry Is the boy crying ? Yes, he is . The boy is crying . cook // pancakes play // the violin Is the man cooking pancakes? No, he isn’t . The man is playing the violin. read // the newspaper Is she reading the newspaper? Yes, she is. She is reading the newspaper.
  4. 4. The Present Continuous AFFIRMATIVE I am danc ing You are danc ing He / She / It is danc ing We are danc ing You are danc ing They are danc ing Verb: Dance FORM: Verb TO BE (simple present) + MAIN VERB ending in -ING USE:  To talk about actions happening at or around the moment of speaking (temporary actions)
  5. 5. NEGATIVE <ul><li>I am not dancing </li></ul><ul><li>You are not dancing </li></ul><ul><li>He / She / It is not dancing </li></ul><ul><li>We are not dancing </li></ul><ul><li>you are not dancing </li></ul><ul><li>They are not dancing </li></ul>INTERROGATIVE <ul><li>Am I dancing ? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you dancing ? </li></ul><ul><li>Is he / she / it dancing ? </li></ul><ul><li>Are we dancing ? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you dancing ? </li></ul><ul><li>Are they dancing ? </li></ul>Verb: Dance The Present Continuous
  6. 6. SPELLING RULES <ul><li>Some verbs ending in –e drop the –e and take the –ing suffix </li></ul>writ e  writ ing tak e  tak ing but s ee  s eeing <ul><li>Verbs ending in one stressed vowel between two consonants , </li></ul><ul><li>double the last consonant and take the –ing suffix </li></ul>sit  si tt ing swim  swi mm ing but open  open ing <ul><li>Verbs ending in –l , double the –l and take the –ing suffix </li></ul>trave l  trave ll ing <ul><li>Verbs ending in –ie , drop the –ie and take –y + ing </li></ul>lie  l y ing die  d y ing
  7. 7. TIME EXPRESSIONS <ul><li>Time Expressions used with the PRESENT CONTINUOUS are: </li></ul><ul><li>now </li></ul><ul><li>at the moment </li></ul><ul><li>at present </li></ul><ul><li>these days </li></ul>