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  • Preguntar a los alumnos qué tiempos hay, antes de mostrarlos.
  • Present tenses

    1. 1. PRESENT TENSES:
    2. 2. Present tenses • There are four present tenses in English: o Present simple o Present continuous o Present perfect simple o Present perfect continuous
    3. 3. Present simple: uses I always have my breakfast in bed. I go for a walk every afternoon. afternoon Why are we using the present simple here?
    4. 4. Present simple: uses HABITS
    5. 5. Present simple: uses Water boils when you heat it. I have black eyes. Why are we using the present simple here?
    6. 6. Present simple: uses SOMETHING THAT IS ALWAYS TRUE, A PERMANENT SITUATION
    7. 7. Present simple: uses I work in Puerto de la Cruz. I live in La Orotava. Why are we using the present simple here?
    8. 8. Present simple: uses SOMETHING THAT IS TRUE FOR A LONG TIME
    9. 9. Present simple: uses The plane leaves at 5.00. When you arrive, phone me. Why are we using the present simple here?
    10. 10. Present simple: uses TO REFER TO FUTURE TIME: - IN FIXED EVENTS ON A TIMETABLE, CALENDAR, ETC. - IN TIME CLAUSES
    11. 11. Present simple: uses If I stay up late, I feel awful. If I pass this exam, I’ll have a party. Why are we using the present simple here?
    12. 12. Present simple: uses IN ZERO AND FIRST CONDITIONAL CLAUSES
    13. 13. Present continuous: uses It’s raining. I’m writing my doctoral thesis. Why are we using the present continuous here?
    14. 14. Present continuous: uses ACTIVITIES HAPPENING NOW, ACTIVITIES HAPPENING AROUND NOW
    15. 15. Present continuous: uses My sister’s living at home for the moment until she finds a place of her own. Why are we using the present continuous here?
    16. 16. Present continuous: uses TEMPORARY ACTIVITIES OR SITUATIONS AROUND THE PRESENT MOMENT
    17. 17. Present continuous: uses We’re getting married in October. I’m having dinner with Anne tomorrow. Why are we using the present continuous here?
    18. 18. Present continuous: uses FUTURE PERSONAL PLANS
    19. 19. Present continuous: uses I’ve lost my key again. I’m always losing things. My mom’s always telling me what I should and shouldn’t eat. Why are we using the present continuous here?
    20. 20. Present continuous: uses WITH FREQUENCY ADVERBS (ALWAYS) TO TALK ABOUT HABITS AND TO CRITICISE
    21. 21. Present perfect simple: uses We’ve lived here for ten years. We’ve been friends since 2002. Why are we using the present perfect simple here?
    22. 22. Present perfect simple: uses UNFINISHED ACTIVITIES THAT CONTINUE UP TO THE PRESENT
    23. 23. Present perfect simple: uses I’ve just been to the shops. I’ve already found my purse. Why are we using the present perfect simple here?
    24. 24. Present perfect simple: uses FINISHED ACTIVITIES THAT: a) Finished recently b) Have a result at present
    25. 25. Present perfect simple: uses I’ve never been to La Gomera. Have you ever been to Scotland? Why are we using the present perfect simple here?
    26. 26. Present perfect simple: uses INDEFINITE PAST EXPERIENCES
    27. 27. Present perfect simple: uses My English has improved since this course started. Why are we using the present perfect simple here?
    28. 28. Present perfect simple: uses TO TALK ABOUT CHANGE
    29. 29. Present perfect continuous: uses We’ve been living here for ten years. Why are we using the present perfect continuous here?
    30. 30. Present perfect continuous: uses LONGER UNFINISHED ACTIVITIES THAT CONTINUE UP TO THE PRESENT
    31. 31. Present perfect continuous: uses Your eyes are red. Have you been crying? Why are we using the present perfect continuous here?
    32. 32. Present perfect continuous: uses LONGER FINISHED ACTIVITIES THAT: a) Finished recently b) Have a result at present
    33. 33. Present perfect continuous: uses I’ve been coming to China for nearly 20 years. Why are we using the present perfect continuous here?
    34. 34. Present perfect continuous: uses REPEATED ACTIONS THAT CONTINUE UP TO THE PRESENT
    35. 35. PRESENT TENSES Created by: Carmen Luisa Pérez Amaro

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