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  1. 1. 5 The Present Progressive What’s Happening at the Party?Focus on Grammar 2Part V, Units 15 and 16By Ruth Luman, Gabriele Steiner, and BJ WellsCopyright © 2006. Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.
  2. 2. Party TalkIt’s great! Me Jessica. ’s Hi too. What I’m sorry happening right How’s theWell… you’re party? now? Hi Lee.missing all the fun.
  3. 3. Right Now at the Party Lance is singing karaoke. Sam and Joy are dancing . Max is dancing by himself and having fun.
  4. 4. Form Present Progressive = Be + Base Form of Verb + -ing Base Form of Subject Be (not) Verb + -ing Other Words Carlos is opening gifts. I am wearing a costume.Joe and Lina are talking.
  5. 5. Use of Present ProgressiveUse the present progressive to talk about actionsthat are or aren’t happening now. Bob is dancing. Tina isn’t eating. Now
  6. 6. Use the present progressive to Practice 1 describe what is happening now. Example: She is hitting a piñata.1. 2. 3.
  7. 7. Contractions Use contractions in speaking and informal writing. We’re listening to the DJ.Dan isn’t enjoying the party.
  8. 8. QuestionsThe verb be goes before the subject inquestions. . He he bringing gifts? Is is Theythey dancing? Are are .
  9. 9. Change the statements Practice 2 to questions.Example: He is baking a cake. cake Is he baking a cake?1. They are leaving at 9 p.m. Are they leaving at 9 p.m.?2. We are wearing costumes to the party. Are we wearing costumes to the party?3. Janet is talking about work. Is Janet talking about work?
  10. 10. Short Answers We usually use short answers and contractions in speaking, but we can also use long answers. Are you I’m notfollowing No, I’m following yourmy lead? not. lead because you’re dancing too slowly!
  11. 11. Answer the question about eachPractice 3 picture. Use short and long answers with contractions. Example: Is he pulling out a mouse? No, he isn’t. He’s pulling out a rabbit.1. Is he winning the 2. Are they wearing costumes?game?
  12. 12. ReferencesCopyright © 2006 Pearson Education andits licensors. All rights reserved.

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