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1 The present progressive What is the present progressive?

2 The present progressive/continuous tense is used for something happening NOW I am looking at the teacher. You/We/They are looking at the teacher. He/She is looking at the teacher. NEGATIVE I am not looking at the teacher now You/we/they are not looking at the teacher now

3 How do you make a present progressive question? Am I looking at the teacher? Are you/we/they looking at the teacher? Is he/she looking at the teacher? Are we/they looking at the teacher?

4 Present continuous can also be used to talk about the future Ate you doing anything next week? I’m traveling to Italy on holiday

5 Write down five things happening in the classroom right now We are looking at the whiteboard We are watching the teacher talk about the present progressive We are going to watch a video on the present progressive We will be using worksheets to practice writing in the present progressive We will practice our writing skills

6 An action happening at the moment of speaking Peter is reading a book now. She is watching TV as Peter reads.

7 A fixed plan in the near future I will be going to the dentist on Saturday. She will be going shopping in an hour. Mom and dad always shop on Saturday morning

8 Temporary actions His father is going to Rome this month. She is going to wash her dirty car.

9 Actions happening around the moment of speaking (longer actions) I will be preparing my lesson plans this weekend. My friend is preparing for his exams. They will be driving to Salem, Massachusetts to celebrate Halloween this weekend.

10 Trends = something happening now that is really new More and more people are using their computers to listen to music President Obama is the first president to twitter about his activities and thoughts Governor Malloy is televising his good deeds to get our votes

11 Repeated actions (irritating) that include always, constantly, forever Andrew is always coming late. Now that it is the weekend the weather forecast is for rain. At the moment, she is unable to seat any more people in the restaurant. If you listen, you will understand why I cannot help you right now.

12 The present progressive can suggest that an action is going to happen in the future, especially with verbs that convey the idea of a plan or of movement from one place or condition to another: "The team is arriving in two hours. He's moving to Portland this summer." Because the present progressive can suggest either the present or the future, it is usually modified by adverbs of time.

13 Singularplural I am walkingWe are walking You are walkingYou’re walking He/she/it is walking They are walking

14 OTHER EXAMPLES OF PRESENT PROGRESSIVE 1. The Chicago Bulls sometimes practice in this gymnasium. 2. Dr. Espinoza operates according to her own schedule. 3. Coach Calhoun recruits from countries outside the U.S.A.

15 OTHER EXAMPLES: Tashonda tells me she has committed to UConn. We work really hard to make this a success, and then look what happens. Every time that kid finishes a sandcastle, the waves come in and wash it away. The shipment arrives tomorrow at 2 p.m.

16 Present Progressive = Exercise 1 Change the verb into the correct form. 1. Anna ______ (rest) right now. 2 I ___ (talk) on the phone at this moment. 3.Bella ____(cook) dinner now. 4.They ___(help) the teacher right now. 5.He _____(run) very fast! 6.Julia ____(bake) a chocolate cake at the moment. 7.I ____(have) fun.

17 EXERCISE 1 (Continued) 8You ____(dance) very nicely. 9They _____ (answer) all the questions. 10 John _____ (eat) Salad, and I am eating fish. 11 Marta _____(drive), and Chris is sleeping. 12 It ____(rain). 13I ____(write) my homework. 14We ____(work) on the new show right now. 15Kate ____(lie) in bed now.

18 ANSWERS: 1. Anna is resting (rest) right now. 2. I am talking (talk) on the phone at this moment. 3. Bella is cooking (cook) dinner now. 4. They are helping (help) the teacher right now. 5. He is running (run) very fast! 6. Julia is baking (bake) a chocolate cake at the moment.

19 7. I am having (have) fun! 8. You are dancing (dance) very nicely. 9. They are answering (answer) all the questions. 10. John is eating (eat) Salad, and I am eating fish. 11. Marta is driving (drive), and Chris is sleeping (sleep ). 12. It is raining (rain). 13. I am writing (write) my homework. 14. We are working (work) on the new show right now. 15. Kate is lying (lie) in bed now.

20 Progressive – Exercise 02 Present Change the verb into the correct form. 1.We (renovate) our house this week.. 2.She (paint) her room today. 3.I (write) a book these days. 4.They (try) to sell their car. 5.You (look) good today. 6.He (study) to be a lawyer.

21 Progressive – Exercise 02 Present page 2 7. This table (break) apart. 8. Oliver (help) me with my homework these days. 9. Luke (become) more and more handsome. 10. I (work) on my accent. 11. You (change) your work place. 12. She (have) a hard time. 13. This month we (stay) with my Sister. 14. Eva (look) for a roommate. 15. They (study) Spanish this summer.

22 Answers to Exercise 2 Change the verb into the correct form: 1. We are renovating (renovate) our house this week. 2. She is painting (paint) her room today. 3. I am writing (write) a book these days. 4. They are trying (try) to sell their car. 5. You are looking (look) good today. 6. He is studying (study) to be a lawyer. 7. This table is breaking (break) apart. 8. Oliver is helping (help) me with my homework these days.

23 2- Answers (cont) 9. Luke is becoming (become) more and more handsome. 10. I am working (work) on my accent. 11. You are changing (change) your work place. 12. She is having (have) a hard time. 13. This month we are staying (stay) with my Sister. 14. Eva is looking (look) for a roommate. 15. They are studying (study) Spanish this summer.

24 Present Progressive – Class Group Assignment Change the verb into the correct form: 1. We (go) to the movies tonight. 2. She (leave) to London tomorrow morning. 3. Jenny (come) back from New York tomorrow. 4. I (visit) Lisa next week. 5. You (work) on the big project after lunch. 6. They (sing) at our club next month.

25 ASSIGNMENT 3 (cont) 7. Mark (meet) me for lunch. 8. Tracy (bring) the package later today. 9. I (swim) this evening. 10. You (take) the car with you tomorrow. 11. Peter (help) me with the garden on the weekend. 12. Maya (go back) tonight. 13. We (make) a party on Sunday. 14. They (get married) next month. 15. Alexis (take) us to the zoo tomorrow.

26 Present Progressive – Exercise 04 (This is an angry exercise…) Change the verb into the correct form: 1. She (always come) late! 2. He (always break) something! 3. We (always stay) too late. 4. They (always fight). 5. I (always forget) by papers. 6. You (always smoke)! 7. This guy ___ (always shout). 8. It __ (always rain) in this place.

27 Present Progressive –Exercise a4 (continued) 9. I __ (always prepare) too much food. 10. This girl __ (always flirt) with someone!

28 REVIEW Let’s look at a movie clip and work on the LEARN ENGLISH EXERCISE

29 The game review nt-progressive-continuous-esl- grammar-fun-game-online/


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