Present Time. Dragana Filipovic. What is correct?. I am staying / stay at the Imperial Hotel till they get my flat ready. The River Amazon flows / is flowing into the Atlantic Ocean. Buying a house nowadays becomes / is becoming more and more expensive all the time.
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marryWrite 8 sentences in Present Simple using the following verbs:
John:_________ usually ___ at Christmas?
Dave:I normally go to my parents’ house.
Is Dave talking about
b) Complete the dialogue.
Jill:Well, you press the eject button and then you put the tape in. Then you press the start and record button at the same time.
A:Excuse me, I wonder if you can help me. I want to go to Brighton on Saturday and I want to arrive about midday.
B:About midday? There’s a slow train that _____ at 10.00. It gets in at 11.45.
travels about 107,000 The
at an Earth km hour
THE AUTHOR: Josceline lives in London with her husband, journalist and broadcaster David Dimbleby, and their three children.
a) Who is speaking?
b) Who is he/she speaking to?
c) Why is he/she speaking?
Australia is holding a weekend of national mourning for the 70 victims of the bush fires. An appeal has been launched for 8,000 others left homeless. Page 6.
a) What is The Guardian?
b) What are the underlined tenses?
c) They refer to the same event; why are two tenses used?
By a Staff Reporter
Two boys believed to be from London died and seven others were injured in the Snowdonia mountain range yesterday. The boys were roped together when one fell …
d) What are the underlined tenses?
e) They refer to the same event; why are two tenses used?
Dave:Peter tells me you start your holidays
John:That’s right. We’re going to Venice
for a week.
Does the verb tells refer to
b) Is the trip already booked?
postcard when you get there.
Andy: No, of course not. I’ll send you a
card of the Eiffel Tower as soon
as I arrive.
Do the underlined
parts refer to the
c) What tenses can we use here?
Amy: Well, there’s this man in a swimming pool and he goes to the top of the diving board and he’s just about to dive off when an attendant comes rushing along and says, ‘There’s no water in the pool.’ ‘That’s alright,’ says the man. ‘I can’t swim anyway!’
listen + ing = listening
die (-iey) + ing = dying
write + ing = writing
hop + p + ing = hopping
travel + l + ing = travelling
Verbs describing a permanent state do not normally have continuous forms.