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Present simple vs continuous

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Shadi Sarvi

on 23 September 2017

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Transcript of Present simple vs continuous

Today's goals:
After this lesson you will know when and how to use the present simple.

After this lesson you will know when and how to use the present continuous.
Practice
1. Every Monday, Sally (drive) her kids to football practice.

2. Usually, I (work) as a secretary at ABT, but this summer I (study) French at a language school in Paris. That is why I am in Paris.

3. Shhhhh! Be quiet! John (sleep) .

4. Don't forget to take your umbrella. It (rain) .

5. I hate living in Seattle because it (rain, always) .

Present simple vs continuous
Present simple:
- fact
-habit

Present continuous:
- going on right now
- plan in the nearby future
- irritation
Now it's your turn
1. ____ (do) he ____ (play) tennis?
2. She ______ (do not like) chocolate.
3. They _______ (play) football right now.
4. I _________ (brush) my teeth every day.
5. At the moment, I ________ (write).
6. The sun _______ (rise) in the east.
7. I ________ (take) my sister to the cinema for her birthday.
8. My parents _____ (live) in New York, but I _________ (just, visit).
9. I usually _____ (drive) to work, but this morning I _____ (take) the train.
10. We ______ (enjoy) this English lesson.
What about you?
1. What is something you do every day?
2. What are you doing right now?
3. What are you going to do after school?
4. What is something you never do?
5. What is something you do occasionally (f.e. once a month)
6. What is Miss Sarvi doing right now?
7. Write down a fact.
8. Write down someone who annoys you and also write down why.
Mr Bean
Present simple vs continuous
Timezones
6. I'm sorry I can't hear what you (say) because everybody (talk) so loudly.

7. Justin (write, currently) a book about his adventures in Tibet. I hope he can find a good publisher when he is finished.

8. Jim: Do you want to come over for dinner tonight?
Denise: Oh, I'm sorry, I can't. I (go) to a movie tonight with some friends.

9. The business cards (be, normally ) printed by a company in New York. Their prices (be) inexpensive, yet the quality of their work is quite good.

10. This delicious chocolate (be) made by a small chocolatier in Zurich, Switzerland.
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