Presentation on theme: "Simple Present Vs. Present Continuous"— Presentation transcript:
1 Simple Present Vs. Present Continuous What’s the difference?
2 Simple PresentUse the present simple for things that are always true or happen regularly.EXAMPLESI walk to school every day.Jane likes eating chocolate cookies.He doesn’t wear glasses.
3 Simple Present REMEMBER: The spelling rules: Live - lives, study - studies, watch - watchesUse Q A S I (Question, Auxiliary, Subject, Infinitive) to help you with word order in questions.Where does she work?Put adverbs of frequency (usually, often, etc.) before the main verb and after the verb to beI usually get up early.She’s never late.
4 Present Continuous Use the present continuous: For actions in progress at the time of speaking:A: Who are you waiting for?B: I’m waiting for a friend.For future arrangements:A: What are you doing after class?B: I’m going to the café.Remember the spelling rules:live - living , study - studying , get - getting
5 Action and non-action verbs Verbs which describe actions can be used in the present simple or continuous:I’m making pasta.I make pasta every Sunday.Verbs which describe states or feelings are not normally used in the present continuous.Common non-action verbs are:agree be believe belongforget hate hearknow like love need prefer seem suppose
6 What tense is it and why? She is running home. They play football every Sunday.Rob and Ellen enjoy playing tennis.They have a problem with their computer.The office staff is eating lunch.I don’t agree with you.The printer is broken.They are playing badminton at 4.
7 What is happening in the picture What is happening in the picture? Use both simple present and present continuous!
8 What is happening in the picture What is happening in the picture? Use both simple present and present continuous!
9 What is happening in the picture What is happening in the picture? Use both simple present and present continuous!