Things we're doing right NOW

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Things we're doing right NOW

  1. 1. What is she doing? She / read / book • She is reading the book. • She’s reading a book.
  2. 2. What is he doing? He / listen / music • He is listening to music. • He’s listening to music.
  3. 3. What are they doing? They / study • They are studying. • They’re studying.
  4. 4. What are they doing? They / work • They are working. • They’re working.
  5. 5. What are they doing? They / learn / English • They are learning English. • They’re learning English.
  6. 6. What are we doing? We / smile • We’re smiling!
  7. 7. What am I doing? I / type • I’m typing.
  8. 8. What are you doing? You / behave / badly • You’re behaving badly!
  9. 9. Form Positive (+) Subject + auxiliary I am You are He/She/It is We are They are (be) + verb + ing = I’m walking. = You’re reading. = He’s/She’s/It’s eating. = We’re laughing. = They’re shouting.
  10. 10. Form Negative (-) Subject + auxiliary (be)+ not + verb + ing I’m looking. You’re playing. not talking. He’s/She’s/It’s We’re jumping. They’re climbing.
  11. 11. Form Interrogative (?) Auxiliary (be) + subject Am I Are you Is he/she/it Are we Are they + verb + ing + ? dreaming? sleeping ? falling? flying? drinking?
  12. 12. Rules Some verbs drop the last -e: Eg write  writing take  taking bake  baking dance  dancing Some verbs double the last letter: but see  seeing but open  opening Eg sit  sitting swim  swimming travel  travelling get  getting
  13. 13. Rules Verbs ending in –ie, drop the –ie + –y + ing eg • lie lying • die  dying The verb ‘be’ is only used in the continuous to describe temporary behaviour. eg • He’s being naughty. • She’s being good.
  14. 14. Short questions & answers: cry cook Is the man cooking? No, he isn’t. He’s playing the violin. Is the baby crying? Yes he is. He’s crying. do Are the boys doing their homework? Yes they are! play
  15. 15. When? 1. A short activity, happening right now: We’re just looking!
  16. 16. When? 2. A temporary (not usual) situation: I usually drive to work but this week I’m walking.

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