The Present
Continuous Tense
Use and form
The Present Continuous Tense
is used for
1. Actions which are happening at or
around the moment of speaking.
• Now I’m doi...
ACTIONS THAT ARE HAPPENING
AT PRESENT (1)

They are dancing right now.
What is she doing?
• She is reading a book.
TEMPORARY SITUATIONS (2)
They normally play tennis.

But this week they are skating.
I’d love to see you. Are you
busy?
• Yes, I’m very busy. I’m painting my flat
this week.
The Present Continuous Tense
is used for
3. Changing or developing situations.
• His English is getting better.
• It’s get...
CHANGING SITUATIONS (3)
Yesterday it was very sunny.

Today it’s raining more and more.
What’s wrong with our planet?
• It’s getting warmer.
FUTURE ARRANGEMENTS (4)

They are celebrating a party next weekend.
• We’re leaving tomorrow.
am, is, are + ing form
Form – am, are, is + ing form
• Affirmative
I am sleeping.
He/she/it is sleeping.
You/we/they are s...
Form - continued
• Interrogative
Am I dreaming?
Is he/she/it dreaming?
Are you/we/they dreaming?
• Short answers
Yes, I am...
VERB + ing (spelling rules)
listen + ing = listening
die (-iey) + ing = dying
write + ing = writing
hop + p + ing = hoppi...
TIME EXPRESSIONS
now, right now, at the moment, today,
nowadays, this week…
They are throwing snowballs now
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Present continuous in english

  1. 1. The Present Continuous Tense Use and form
  2. 2. The Present Continuous Tense is used for 1. Actions which are happening at or around the moment of speaking. • Now I’m doing the washing up. • She is working very hard nowadays. 2. Temporary situations. • I’m staying with a friend at the moment.
  3. 3. ACTIONS THAT ARE HAPPENING AT PRESENT (1) They are dancing right now.
  4. 4. What is she doing? • She is reading a book.
  5. 5. TEMPORARY SITUATIONS (2) They normally play tennis. But this week they are skating.
  6. 6. I’d love to see you. Are you busy? • Yes, I’m very busy. I’m painting my flat this week.
  7. 7. The Present Continuous Tense is used for 3. Changing or developing situations. • His English is getting better. • It’s getting colder. 4. Fixed arrangements in the near future. • They are getting married next week.
  8. 8. CHANGING SITUATIONS (3) Yesterday it was very sunny. Today it’s raining more and more.
  9. 9. What’s wrong with our planet? • It’s getting warmer.
  10. 10. FUTURE ARRANGEMENTS (4) They are celebrating a party next weekend.
  11. 11. • We’re leaving tomorrow.
  12. 12. am, is, are + ing form Form – am, are, is + ing form • Affirmative I am sleeping. He/she/it is sleeping. You/we/they are sleeping. • Negative I am not (I’m not) singing. He/she/it is not (isn’t) singing. You/we/they are not (aren’t) singing.
  13. 13. Form - continued • Interrogative Am I dreaming? Is he/she/it dreaming? Are you/we/they dreaming? • Short answers Yes, I am/he is/we are… No, I’m not/he isn’t/we aren’t…
  14. 14. VERB + ing (spelling rules) listen + ing = listening die (-iey) + ing = dying write + ing = writing hop + p + ing = hopping travel + l + ing = travelling
  15. 15. TIME EXPRESSIONS now, right now, at the moment, today, nowadays, this week… They are throwing snowballs now

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