Present Progressive There are several ways to express a specific action in the present. One of these forms is called Present Progressive. When an action takes place at this moment we use the Present Progressive.
Time Expressions now at this moment – at present right now- Look! Listen! * today * tonight * this afternoon-
Good Night Mr. Cohen Taken from: “Neighbors” It is night. It’s eleven o’clock. Mr. Cohen is in bed. His eyes are closed. He is sleeping.
Mr. Cohen is in bed again. His head is on his pillow. His eyes are closed. Sh! Mr. Cohen is sleeping.
Bella and Sharon are standing near the door. They are talking.
Mr. Cohen’s eyes are open. He is angry. He is talking.
Mr. Cohen’s head is on the pillow. His eyes are closed. Sh! He is sleeping.
Present ProgressiveSentence Structure Be Am/is/are Verb + ing
Be Am/is/are פועל + ing subject
Be Am/is/are פועל + ing subject The rest of the sentence (Time Expression)
Be Am/is/are פועל + ing The rest of the sentence (Time Expression subject Mr. Coheniswalkingto the taps.
Be Am/is/are פועל + ing subject The rest of the sentence (Time Expression 1) Look! The monkey _______________ (jump) from the tree. 2) The dogs _____________(sleep) now. 3) Father _______________(read) a book right now