The present continuous tense

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The present continuous tense

  1. 1. THE PRESENT CONTINUOUS TENSE
  2. 2. THE PRESENT CONTINUOUS TENSE At the moment I’m playing football. play
  3. 3. THE PRESENT CONTINUOUS TENSE AFFIRMATIVE: Play is ‘ s He She It are ‘ re You We They playing am ‘ m I
  4. 4. THE PRESENT CONTINUOUS TENSE Is he playing football at the moment? No, he isn’t. He is running.
  5. 5. THE PRESENT CONTINUOUS TENSE INTERROGATIVE: Play NEGATIVE: Play Is Are Am he she it you we they playing ? I He She It You We They I is not isn’t are not aren’t playing am not ‘ m not
  6. 6. WHAT IS SHE DOING? draw She is drawing a picture at the moment
  7. 7. WHAT IS TWEETY DOING? IT’S FLYING
  8. 8. VERB + ing (spelling rules) <ul><li>listen + ing = listening </li></ul><ul><li>die (-ie  y) + ing = d y ing </li></ul><ul><li>writ e + ing = writing </li></ul><ul><li>ho p + p + ing = ho pp ing </li></ul><ul><li>trave l + l + ing = trave ll ing </li></ul>
  9. 9. Make –ing forms of each verb given. <ul><li>begin </li></ul><ul><li>rub </li></ul><ul><li>listen </li></ul><ul><li>lie </li></ul><ul><li>swim </li></ul><ul><li>study </li></ul><ul><li>happen </li></ul>get use admit try decide come put
  10. 10. – ing forms <ul><li>begin n ing </li></ul><ul><li>rub b ing </li></ul><ul><li>listening </li></ul><ul><li>l y ing </li></ul><ul><li>swim m ing </li></ul><ul><li>studying </li></ul><ul><li>happening </li></ul>get t ing u si ng admit t ing trying deci di ng co mi ng put t ing
  11. 11. The Present Continuous Tense is used for <ul><li>Actions which are happening at or around the moment of speaking. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Now I ’m doing the washing up. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>She is working very hard nowadays . </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Temporary situations. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I ’m staying with a friend at the moment. </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. ACTIONS THAT ARE HAPPENING AT PRESENT (1) <ul><li>They are dancing right now. </li></ul>
  13. 13. TEMPORARY SITUATIONS (2) <ul><li>They normally play tennis. </li></ul><ul><li>But this week they are skating. </li></ul>
  14. 14. The Present Continuous Tense is used for <ul><li>3. Changing or developing situations. </li></ul><ul><li>His English is getting better . </li></ul><ul><li>It ’s getting colder . </li></ul><ul><li>4. Fixed arrangements in the near future. </li></ul><ul><li>They are getting married next week . </li></ul>
  15. 15. CHANGING SITUATIONS (3) Yesterday it was very sunny. Today it’s raining more and more.
  16. 16. FUTURE ARRANGEMENTS (4) <ul><li>They are celebrating a party next weekend. </li></ul>
  17. 17. THE PRESENT CONTINUOUS TENSE <ul><li>TIME EXPRESSIONS: </li></ul><ul><li>Now, at the moment, today, nowdays, this week . </li></ul>They are throwing snowballs now

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