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Present continuous

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Present continuous

  1. 1. PRESENT CONTINUOUS<br />STRUCTURE AND USES<br />
  2. 2. STRUCTURE (affirmative)<br />
  3. 3. Mi primo está trabajando ahora.<br />My cousin is (My cousin´s) working now.<br />2. Estamos esperando el autobús.<br />We are (We´re) waiting for the bus.<br />3. Estoy tomando un café.<br />I am (I´m) having a coffee.<br />4. Están estudiando en la biblioteca.<br />They are (They´re) studying at the library.<br />
  4. 4. STRUCTURE (negative)<br />
  5. 5. Mi primo no está trabajando ahora.<br />My cousin is not (isn´t) working now.<br />2. No estamos esperando el autobús.<br />We are not (aren´t) waiting for the bus.<br />3. No estoy tomando un café.<br />I am not (I´m not) having a coffee.<br />4. No están estudiando en la biblioteca.<br />They are not (aren´t)studying at the library.<br />
  6. 6. STRUCTURE (interrogative)<br />
  7. 7. ¿Está trabajando mi primo ahora?<br />Is my cousin working now?<br />2. ¿Estamos esperando el autobús?<br />Are we waiting for the bus?<br />3. ¿Estoy tomando un café?<br />Am I having a coffee?<br />4. ¿Están estudiando en la biblioteca?<br />Are they studying at the library?<br />
  8. 8. 2. USES<br /><ul><li>To say what we are doing at the time of speaking. (Para decir lo que estamos haciendo en el momento de hablar).
  9. 9. John is making a cake at the moment.
  10. 10. Your friends are repairing my motorbike.</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>To talk about temporary actions which are not routines or habits. The action is not necessarily happening at the time of speaking (Para hablar de acciones temporales que no son rutinas o hábitos. La acción no tiene porque estar ocurriendo en el momento de hablar)
  11. 11. I´m reading a really good book at the moment.</li></ul>(someone speaking on the phone)<br /><ul><li> Peter is learning Spanish.</li></ul>(because he wants to go to Spain. Perhaps he isn´t learning Spanish at the time of speaking)<br />
  12. 12. <ul><li>To talk about arrangements in the future (Para hablar de citas, con valor de futuro).
  13. 13. A: What are you doing on Saturday evening?</li></ul> B: I´m going to the theatre.<br /><ul><li> Mark is going to the dentist on Tuesday morning.</li>

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