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1 The Present Tenses Present Continuous I.E.S. GERENA Gerena (Sevilla) Manuel Casas - slideshare 2010

2 1. FORM We form the Present Continuous tense with the present tense of be + a verb + -ing They are playing baseball They aren’t succeeding Who is winning? Why is that player running now?

3 SubjectBE-ING FORM Iamsinging Youaresinging Heissinging Sheissinging Itissinging Wearesinging Theyaresinging

4 Add -ing Verb ending in...How to make the -ING formExamples 1 vowel + 1 consonant Double the consonant, then add - ING swim - swimming hit - hitting get - getting 1 vowel + 1 consonant + E Remove E, then add -ING come - coming lose - losing live - living [anything else]Add -ING say - saying go - going walk - walking

5 Negative form

6 Interrogative form

7 To talk about something which is happening at the moment of speaking It is raining now To talk about situations which are developing or temporary Computers are becoming more and more important in our lives With adverbs such as always or constantly to express complaints and annoyance He is always calling me late at night With time expressions such as now, at the moment, at present, these days, nowadays and today I’m writing an right now To talk about future arrangements or plans I’m meeting Peter tomorrow 2. USES

8 Activity Exercise: Put the verb in brackets in the correct form to make different form of the Present Continuous Tense. John (read) a book now. ……………………………… What (you do) tonight? ……………………………… 3. Silvia (not listen) to music. ………………………………. 4. Maria (sit) next to Paul. ……………………………….


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