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Simple Present Vs. Present Continuous

Simple Present Vs. Present Continuous

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Simple Present Vs. Present Continuous

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  1. Simple Present Vs. Present Continuous What’s the difference?

  2. Simple Present • Use the present simple for things that are always true or happen regularly. EXAMPLES • I walk to school every day. • Jane likes eating chocolate cookies. • He doesn’t wear glasses.

  3. Simple Present • REMEMBER: • The spelling rules: Live - lives, study - studies, watch - watches • Use Q A S I (Question, Auxiliary, Subject, Infinitive) tohelpyouwithwordorder in questions. • Wheredoesshework? • Put adverbs of frequency (usually, often, etc.) before the main verb and after the verb to be • I usuallyget up early. • She’sneverlate.

  4. Present Continuous • Use the present continuous: • For actions in progress at the time of speaking: A: Whoareyouwaitingfor? B: I’mwaitingfor a friend. • For future arrangements: A: Whatareyoudoingafterclass? B: I’mgoingtothe café. • Remember the spelling rules: live - living , study - studying , get - getting

  5. Action and non-action verbs • Verbs which describe actions can be used in the present simple or continuous: • I’mmakingpasta. • I makepasta everySunday. • Verbs which describe states or feelings are not normally used in the present continuous. • Common non-action verbs are: agree be believe belong forget hate hear know like love need prefer seem suppose

  6. What tense is it and why? • She is running home. • They play football every Sunday. • Rob and Ellen enjoy playing tennis. • They have a problem with their computer. • The office staff is eating lunch. • I don’t agree with you. • The printer is broken. • They are playing badminton at 4.

  7. What is happening in the picture? Use both simple present and present continuous!

  8. What is happening in the picture? Use both simple present and present continuous!

  9. What is happening in the picture? Use both simple present and present continuous!