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  1. 1. English Department Sergio M. Valdivia Corona Grammar Presentation Present Continuous
  2. 2. I’m eating. We’re running. She ’s eating . She isn’t reading . It ’s raining . The sun isn’t shining . They ’re running . They aren’t walking .
  3. 3. The Present Continuous is: am / is / are + do ing /eat ing /runn ing /writ ing etc. am (not) - ing is (not) - ing are (not) - ing * You is either singular or plural. I ’m work ing . I ’m not listen ing to music. Chris is writ ing a letter. She isn’t eat ing . / She ’s not eat ing . The phone is ring ing . We ’re hav ing dinner. You ’re not listen ing to me. / You aren’t listen ing to me. The children are do ing their homework. Subject be Examples I He She It You* We They
  4. 4. am / is / are + verb– ing = something is happening now: past future now I ’m work ing . She ’s wear ing a hat. They ’re play ing football. I ’m not watch ing TV.
  5. 5. <ul><li>Please be quiet. I ’m work ing . = (I’m working now ) </li></ul><ul><li>Look at Sue! She ’s wear ing her new hat. = (she’s wearing it now ) </li></ul><ul><li>The weather is nice at the moment. It ’s not rain ing . </li></ul><ul><li>`Where are the children?´ `They ’re play ing in the park.´ </li></ul><ul><li>( on the phone ) We ’re hav ing dinner now. Can you phone again later? </li></ul><ul><li>You can turn off the television. I ’m not watch ing it now. </li></ul>
  6. 6. (a) come coming write writing (b) run running sit sitting drop e and add -ing one syllable verbs ended in a vowel + consonant duplicate the consonant and add -ing dance dancing Spelling (c) lie lying irregular spelling
  7. 7. <ul><li>She’s _______ an apple. </li></ul><ul><li>2. They ___________ for the bus. </li></ul><ul><li>3. They ____________ football. </li></ul><ul><li>4. ____________ on the grass. </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s Practice </li></ul><ul><li>What are these people doing? Use these verbs to complete the sentences: </li></ul>eating ’ re waiting ’ re playing She’s lying eat lie play wait
  8. 8. <ul><li>Please be quiet. I ____________. </li></ul><ul><li>`Where’s John?´ `He’s in the kitchen. He ___________.´ </li></ul><ul><li>`You ______________ on my foot.´ `Oh, I’m sorry.´ </li></ul><ul><li>Look! Somebody _______________ in the river. </li></ul><ul><li>We’re on holiday. We ____________ at the Central Hotel. </li></ul><ul><li>`Where’s Ann?´ `She __________ a shower.´ </li></ul><ul><li>They ____________ a new theatre in the city centre at the moment. </li></ul><ul><li>I __________ now. Goodbye. </li></ul>2 Let’s Practice Complete the sentences. Use one of these verbs: ’ m working ’ s cooking ’ re standing is swimming build cook go have stand stay swim work ’ re staying ’ s having ’ re building ’ m going
  9. 9. <ul><li>(have dinner) ___________________________. </li></ul><ul><li>(watch television) _____________________________. </li></ul><ul><li>(sit on the floor) ___________________________. </li></ul><ul><li>(read a book) ___________________________. </li></ul><ul><li>(play the piano) _____________________________. </li></ul><ul><li>(laugh) ________________. </li></ul><ul><li>(wear a hat) _______________________. </li></ul><ul><li>(write a letter) ____________________________. </li></ul>3 Let’s Practice Look at the picture. Write sentences about Jane. Use She’s –ing or She isn’t –ing. Jane isn’t having dinner She’s watching television She’s sitting on the floor She isn’t reading a book She isn’t playing the piano She’s laughing She’s wearing a hat She isn’t writing a letter
  10. 10. <ul><li>(I / wash / my hair) ___________________________. </li></ul><ul><li>(it / snow) _________________. </li></ul><ul><li>(I / sit / on a chair) ________________________. </li></ul><ul><li>(I / eat) ________________. </li></ul><ul><li>(it / rain) ________________. </li></ul><ul><li>(I / learn / English) ______________________. </li></ul><ul><li>(I / listen / to music) _____________________________. </li></ul><ul><li>(the sun / shine) _____________________. </li></ul><ul><li>(I / wear / shoes) _________________________. </li></ul><ul><li>(I / read / a newspaper) ________________________________. </li></ul>4 Let’s Practice What’s happening at the moment? Write true sentences. I’m not washing my hair It isn’t snowing I’m sitting on a chair I’m not eating It isn’t raining I’m learning English I’m not listening to music The sun is shining I’m not wearing shoes I’m not reading a newspaper