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Present Progressive Tense

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Jenna Headrick

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Transcript of Present Progressive Tense

Present Progressive,
What does it mean?
Present means current.
Right now
Often, right now, is used to show time

Progressive also means continuous.
The action is ongoing.

Ongoing
Together, Present Progressive:
ongoing action at the time of speaking
Present Progressive Tense
Present Progressive
to be (verb)+ing
Time to Practice!
Other Uses of the Present Progressive Tense
Habitual Actions
Changing Situations
Review
Conjugation of "to be"
Simple present tense
To be
What are you wearing right now?
I am wearing...
She is wearing...
We are wearing...
They are wearing...

Animals Worksheet
What are the animals doing in each picture?

Examples
I
You
He
She
We
They

work
play
eats
sleeps
study
drink

every day
all day
in the morning
at night
on Sundays
during the day

Simple Present Tense
Use to talk about:
activities that happen repeatedly like personal habits, routines, or scheduled events
factual information
physical descriptions
Other examples?
Examples
I
You
He
She
We
They
am
are
is
is
are
are

fly
walk
eat
jump
read
talk

ing
ing
ing
ing
ing
ing

right now

all the time

all morning



More Examples
Simple: Jenna jumps rope.
Progressive: Jenna IS JUMPING rope.
Laura eats cereal.
Laura IS EATING cereal.
Geoff throws a tennis ball.
Geoff IS THROWING a tennis ball.
One Use of Present Progressive
Describing things happening
RIGHT NOW.
More Examples
Word Bank:
Subjects To Be Verbs
I am eat, sleep, work
You are play, write, read
He/She is study, throw
We are talk, walk, run
They are jog, jump, wear

Discuss with your partner and then describe what they are doing in one or two sentences.
Let's Try One Together
What are the puppies doing?
They are running.
The puppies are playing.
They are having fun.
Habitual Actions
Used to express an activity that is repeated over and over. The word "always" is often used in these types of sentences.
Simple vs. Progressive
expresses habitual action that occurs repeatedly but not ALWAYS.
expresses habitual action that occurs (or seems) to occurs ALWAYS.
Present Progressive
Simple Present
Tom studies at the library every Tuesday.
Tom is always studying at the library.
More Examples
Jill is always watching TV.
The dog next door is always barking.
Todd is always working.
Changing Situations
Used to express a situation that is changing.
Examples
My grades are improving this semester.
Gas prices are increasing every day.
Other Examples?
Time to Practice!
Mulan
things the characters do over and over (habitually)
ways the characters are changing
As you watch the clip, look for:
Overall Practice
Read through the passage once. Then read the passage again and underline all present progressive tenses.
Voyager 1
Example
Laura Hoogeveen
Geoff Enright
Jenna Headrick

Past Progressive Tense
Tomorrow we will review simple past tense and learn past progressive tense. See you then!
Tom and Kate like to run.
Tom and Kate run on Thursdays.
Tom and Kate are always running.
Another Use??
We are considering adding one more use.
Other ways to say "right now":
At the moment
Now
Currently
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