Pre-Test: Simple Present & Present Cont. • I (speak) to Tom on the phone now. • It (get) very hot. I think we should get out of the sun. • I (think) we should stop now because it (get) dark. • You (look) serious. What (you/think) about? • I (taste) this soup to see if it’s hot enough. • Why (you/smell) that meat? Is there something wrong with it. • Bob (love) roses because they (smell) so nice. • We (have) dinner now but I’ll help you later if you (have) problem.
Strategies Look at verbs and some clues • Time Signals • State and activity verbs • Certain Verbs
Time Signals In general (biasanya) Right now (di luarkebiasaan) at the moment at this moment today now right now Listen! Look! • always • every ... • often • normally • usually • sometimes • seldom • never • first • then
Stative Verbs (State) Dynamic (Action) Verbs Eat Drink Go Sleep Walk Watch Etc… • Love • Hate • See • Like • Hear • Sound • Etc
Certain Verbs • state: be, cost, fit, mean, suit Example: We are on holiday. • possession: belong, have Example: Sam has a cat. • senses: feel, hear, see, smell, taste, touch Example: He feels the cold. • feelings: hate, hope, like, love, prefer, regret, want, wish Example: Jane loves pizza. • brain work: believe, know, think, understand Example: I believe you. • Introductory clauses for direct speech: answer, ask, reply, say Example: “I am watching TV,“ he says.
State & Activity Verbs • We have/are having two dogs and a cat. • I can’t answer the phone. I have/am having a bath. • Why do you taste/are you tasting my wine? It’s the same as yours! • This soup tastes/is tasting strange. What’s in it? • We think/are thinking about moving to the States. • What do you think/are you thinking about my idea? • That dress looks/is looking great on you. • I look/am looking for my glasses.