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THE PRESENT CONTINUOUS TENSE. play. At the moment I’m playing football. THE PRESENT CONTINUOUS TENSE. AFFIRMATIVE: Play. THE PRESENT CONTINUOUS TENSE. Is he playing football at the moment? No, he isn’t. He is running. THE PRESENT CONTINUOUS TENSE. INTERROGATIVE: Play. NEGATIVE: Play.

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The present continuous tense

THE PRESENT CONTINUOUS TENSE

play

At the moment I’m playing football.


The present continuous tense1

THE PRESENT CONTINUOUS TENSE

AFFIRMATIVE: Play


The present continuous tense2

THE PRESENT CONTINUOUS TENSE

Is he playing football at the moment?

No, he isn’t. He is running.


The present continuous tense3

THE PRESENT CONTINUOUS TENSE

INTERROGATIVE:Play

NEGATIVE: Play


What is she doing

WHAT IS SHE DOING?

draw

She is drawing a picture at the moment


What is tweety doing

WHAT IS TWEETY DOING?

IT’S FLYING


Verb ing spelling rules

VERB + ing (spelling rules)

listen + ing = listening

die (-iey) + ing = dying

write + ing = writing

hop + p + ing = hopping

travel + l + ing = travelling


Make ing forms of each verb given

Make –ing forms of each verb given.

begin

rub

listen

lie

swim

study

happen

get

use

admit

try

decide

come

put


Ing forms

–ing forms

beginning

rubbing

listening

lying

swimming

studying

happening

getting

using

admitting

trying

deciding

coming

putting


The present continuous tense is used for

The Present Continuous Tense is used for

  • Actions which are happening at or around the moment of speaking.

    • Now I’mdoing the washing up.

    • She is working very hard nowadays.

  • Temporary situations.

    • I’mstaying with a friend at the moment.


Actions that are happening at present 1

ACTIONS THAT ARE HAPPENINGAT PRESENT (1)

They are dancing right now.


Temporary situations 2

TEMPORARY SITUATIONS (2)

They normally play tennis.

But this week they are skating.


The present continuous tense is used for1

The Present Continuous Tense is used for

3. Changing or developing situations.

  • His English is gettingbetter.

  • It’sgettingcolder.

    4. Fixed arrangements in the near future.

  • They are getting married next week.


Changing situations 3

CHANGING SITUATIONS (3)

Yesterday it was very sunny.

Today it’s raining more and more.


Future arrangements 4

FUTURE ARRANGEMENTS (4)

They are celebrating a party next weekend.


The present continuous tense4

THE PRESENT CONTINUOUS TENSE

TIME EXPRESSIONS:

Now, at the moment, today, nowdays, this week.

They are throwing snowballs now


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