Present continuos and present continuous v/s present simple

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Present continuos and present continuous v/s present simple

  1. 1. The present continuous is used for actions that are happening around the present time. He is playing tennis Homero is sleeping
  2. 2. How do we form the Present Continuous?
  3. 3. Present Continuous + Verb to be + Verb (ing) • I am eating •You are playing •Helen is reading
  4. 4. Present Continuous Personal Pronouns + Verb to be I  am He She is It We You are They
  5. 5. Spelling rules for the –ing form • With most verbs we add –ing to the verb. Drink – Drinking Eat - Eating Clean – Cleaning Play – Playing Study – Studying Sing – Singing Sleep – Sleeping Cook – Cooking Wear – Wearing Laugh - Laughing
  6. 6. Write – Writing Have – Having Come – Coming Live - Living
  7. 7. • Verbs ending with consonant + vowel + consonant we double the final consonant. Sit – Sitting Stop – Stopping Run – Running Swim – Swimming Cut – Cutting •With verbs ending in –ie, we change the –ie to –y and add ing lie – lying die - dying
  8. 8. HE IS SWIMMING EXAMPLES:
  9. 9. SHE IS SINGING
  10. 10. SHE IS READING
  11. 11. Present continuos exercises. A) Write the present participle (-ing form) of the following verbs. Run ____________ Sing ____________ Drink ____________ Live _____________ Eat ____________ Sleep _____________ Laugh ____________ Listen to ____________ Watch ____________ Cook ____________ Clean ____________ Dance _____________ Drive ____________ Wear _____________ Play ____________ Sit _____________
  12. 12. B) Create a sentence in the present continuous. 1- She / wear / earrings 2- I / have / good time 3- The train / come
  13. 13. 4- They / wait / train 5- I / study 6- We / walk / school
  14. 14.   affirmative negative question I I am playing. I am not playing. Am I playing? he, she, it He is playing. He is not playing. Is he playing? you, we, they You are  playing. You are not  playing. Are you playing?
  15. 15. We can also use the Present Continuous Tense to talk about activities happening around now, and not necessarily this very moment. Examples     Sally is studying really hard for her exams this week.  Tim is exercising a lot these days I am working a lot this week at the University
  16. 16. The Present Continuous Tense is also used to talk about activities happening in the near future, especially for planned future events. Examples     I am seeing my dentist on Wednesday.  We are having spaghetti for dinner She is coming to my apartment this evening
  17. 17. Stative verbs Some verbs that express permanent states are not normally used in the Present Continuous. These are called stative verbs. •Verbs of the senses: see, hear, taste, smell, feel •Verbs describing feelings: like, dislike, love, hate, want, prefer •Verbs describing thoughts, beliefs, etc: think, believe, know, understand, guess, imagine, hope, remember, forget •Other verbs: seem, appear, weigh, cost ,own, belong to, depend on
  18. 18. PRESENT SIMPLE PRESENT CONTINUOUS Daily Routines Describes actions at the moment of speaking (now or around ) I get up at 7.00am every day I take a shower at 7.10am I have breakfast at 7.20am A: What are they doing? B: They’re reading a book. Facts and permanent situations Activities happening around now It rains a lot in Pto. Montt. London is the capital city of the UK. I’m Staying at the Park Hotel this week Alex is studying English a lot these days Future Actions (events based on official calendars, schedule ,etc) Fixed future arrangements (Planned actions) The concert begins at 7.30 next Friday evening. The plane leaves Roma at 10:30 A: What are you doing this weekend? B: I’m visiting my mum. He is having dinner with Linda on Monday. Time expressions Time expressions Every day/month/year/afternoon... Once a week/month/year Always/often/usually/sometimes/never Now, Right now, These days At this moment Today, This morning, This week
  19. 19. 1 Put the verbs in brackets in the present simple or continuous. 1-Alan ……………. (buy) his girlfriend flowers every week. 2. Fred ………………… (play) a baseball match this afternoon. 3. My father ……………. (go) to the dentist once a year. 4. Brenda ……………. (read) a letter from his boyfriend now. 5. Robert ………… (enjoy) drinking a cup of coffee every day. 6. Today Lisa ………….. (go) to work by taxi but she usually ………………. (go) on foot. 7 Jim ……………….. (wash) his hands before every meal.
  20. 20. 2- Put the verbs in brackets in the present simple or continuous. 1I ............................................... (study) French now. 2- My classmates and I ................................................... (do) an exam at the moment. 3- We sometimes.......................................................... (listen) to music in class. 4- We ......................................................... (not listen) to music right now. 5-They ..................................................... (not watch) a video in class now. 6- She ...................................... (like) all the subjects but English is her favourite.  7- Where are the boys now? They ……………………… (play) basketball.
  21. 21. 3- Make questions. Ask about the underlined words. 1- Jim likes reading books. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 2- Peter works as a doctor in a big hospital. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 3- Kevin goes to school three times a week. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 4- The kids use their computer every day. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 5- My brother often goes to school by bike. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 6- The teachers are talking about their students. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 7- The baby is crying because he is hungry. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………

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