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1 The Present Continuous (also called PRESENT PROGRESSIVE) Form Use

2 Form FORMA AFFERMATIVA + + They are watching TV. FORMA NEGATIVA + + They arent watching. FORMA INTERROGATIVA + + ? Are they watching TV? SOGGETTOPRESENTE TO BEFORMA -ING SOGGETTOFORMA NEGATIVA TO BEFORMA -ING PRESENTE TO BESOGGETTOFORMA -ING

3 -ing form (exercises)exercises La forma –ing si ottiene aggiungendo –ing alla forma base del verbo. REGOLE ORTOGRAFICHE Se il verbo termina in –E la –E cade e si aggiunge –ING : mak e mak ing hop e hop ing se il verbo termina in –IE questultimo si trasforma in Y+ING : l ie l ying Se il verbo è monosillabico e termina con una sola consonante preceduta da una sola vocale si raddoppia la consonante finale: st op sto pp ing BUT sl eep slee p ing Se il verbo è bisillabico e laccento cade sullultima sillaba, si raddoppia la consonante finale: be GIN begi nn ing BUT HAP pen happe n ing

4 Pertanto, si avrà: AFFERMATIVA NEGATIVA INTERROGATIVA Im reading Youre reading Hes reading Shes reading Its reading Were reading Youre reading Yheyre reading Im not reading You arent reading He isnt reading She isnt reading It isnt reading We arent reading You arent reading Yhey arent reading Am I reading? Are you reading? Is he reading? Is she reading? Is it reading? Are we reading? Are you reading? Are they reading?

5 Use (exercises) Si usa per esprimere unazione che si sta svolgendo nel momento in cui si parla. Look – it s raining again. Si usa per esprimere unazione o una situazione temporanea. At the moment they re living in a very small flat. Si usa per esprimere unazione che ha luogo in un tempo presente anche se non necessariamente nel momento in cui si parla. Jane s taking driving lessons. Si usa per parlare di unazione programmata ( arrangement )che avverrà sicuramente in un prossimo futuro. [see prepositions of time]prepositions of time He s going to the theatre on Thursday evening.

6 Some more examples Alan works as a journalist but at the moment hes writing a book. (SITUAZIONE TEMPORANEA) Paula is studying Economics in Germany. (AZIONE CHE SI STA SVOLGENDO IN QUEL PERIODO) Well, goodnight. Im going to bed. (AZIONE CHE SI SVOLGE NEL MOMENTO IN CUI SI PARLA) Im playing a lot of tennis these days. (AZIONE CHE SI STA SVOLGENDO IN QUEL PERIODO) His new secretary is starting on Friday. (AZIONE PROGRAMMATA NEL FUTURO)

7 Prepositions of time (in, on, at) exercises exercises INONAT parti del giorno (tranne AT NIGHT) In the morning settimane, stagioni, mesi, anni, secoli In the first week of May In the winter In March In 1616 In the 17th century giorni precisi On Tuesday On Christmas Day On Monday morning date On 23rd June REMEMBER : no preposition before THIS NEXT LAST EVERY ore At 6:30 pasti At breakfast periodi festivi At Christmas at the weekend at night

8 Non-progressive verbs Il Present Continuous non si usa con i verbi che esprimono: sentimento: hate, like, love,etc, sensazioni: seem attività della mente: know, believe, understand, remember, etc. possesso: have got, want I dont understand NOT Im not understanding I like this weather NOT Im liking this weather


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