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Intermediate 1 ESOL Grammar Verbs: The Correct Tense The Present Continuous.

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1 Intermediate 1 ESOL Grammar Verbs: The Correct Tense The Present Continuous

2 Use the present continuous: to talk about what someone is doing now; what someone is in the middle of doing; whats happening now Hes waiting for a bus. Its raining. to talk about what someone is doing now, although it does not have to be happening at the time of speaking Im reading a great book.

3 The Present Continuous Use the present continuous: to talk about the future My sister is arriving tomorrow. Shes coming by train. Im meeting her at the station. with words/expressions like today/this week Im working hard today. Shes studying for an exam this week.

4 The Present Continuous Remember to use the correct form of the verb to be: I am or Im you are or youre he/she/it is or hes/shes/its we are or were they are or theyre

5 The 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?

6 The 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?


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