Present simple and present continuous contrasted

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Present simple and present continuous contrasted

  1. 1. Present Simple and Present Continuous
  2. 2. Present Simple and Present Continuous Present Simple Present Continuous repeated actions, routines, habits actions happening at the moment of speaking or around the moment of speaking USE Time expression Present Simple Present Continuous always, often, usually, sometimes, seldom, never, every day, every week, every year, on Mondays,etc. now, right now, at the moment, Look!, Listen!, these days, these semester, this morning, etc.
  3. 3. Form Present Simple Present Continuous 3rd person singular(he, she, it) infinitive + -s to be (am, are, is) + infinitive + -ing Form Present Simple Present Continuous 3rd person singular (he, she, it) infinitive + -s to be (am, are, is) + infinitive + -ing
  4. 4. Examples Affirmative Form Present Simple Present Continuous I play football. I am playing football. You play football. You are playing football. He plays football. He is playing football. Present Simple Present Continuous I do not play football. I am not playing football. You do not play football. You are not playing football. He does not play football. He is not playing football. Example Negative Form
  5. 5. Example Yes/No Questions Present Simple Present Continuous Do I play football? Am I playing football? Do you play football? Are you playing football? Does he play football? Is he playing football? Example Information Questions Present Simple Present Continuous What do you do? What are you doing these days? How often do you drink soda? Who is visiting you this month? When do study English? When are taking the Final exam?
  6. 6. Spelling Present Simple Present Continuous watches (-es after –ch, -sh,-x, -s, -ss, etc.) sitting (double consonant after short vowel) goes (-es after -o) writing (leave out one -e at the end) hurries (-y to -ie after consonant) lying (change -ie to -y)
  7. 7. Play Football Play volleyball Play tennis Play American Football What is she / he doing?
  8. 8. Go Running Go Walking Go Fishing Go Swimming
  9. 9. Go Dancing Go Shopping Go Hunting Go Cycling
  10. 10. Read Watch TV Play TV games Read a book talk on the phone What does he do in his free time?
  11. 11. CleanCook Use a computer
  12. 12. Take a bath Study Email friends exercise
  13. 13. go for a walk ride bikes collect things lift weights
  14. 14. Look at the picture and write sentences about what each person is doing at the moment.

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