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1Intermediate 1 ESOL Grammar Verbs: The Correct Tense The Present Continuous
2The Present Continuous Use the present continuous:to talk about what someone is doing now; what someone is in the middle of doing; what’s happening nowHe’s waiting for a bus.It’s raining.to talk about what someone is doing now, although it does not have to be happening at the time of speakingI’m reading a great book.
3The Present Continuous Use the present continuous:to talk about the futureMy sister is arriving tomorrow.She’s coming by train.I’m meeting her at the station.with words/expressions like today/this weekI’m working hard today.She’s studying for an exam this week.
4The Present Continuous Remember to use the correct form of the verb to be:I am or I’myou are or you’rehe/she/it is or he’s/she’s/it’swe are or we’rethey are or they’re
5The Present Continuous Use the present continuous to ask questions:Am I sitting this exam?Is your family coming with you?Are they coming to the party?Is he studying English this year?
6The Present Continuous Use the present continuous to ask questions with question words:When are you coming to Edinburgh?What is she studying this year?How many people are you inviting to your party?Why are they leaving their flat?