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Simple Present vs. Present Continuous

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Victoria Vega

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Transcript of Simple Present vs. Present Continuous

Present Simple
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Present Continuous? My mother prepares dinner every day. But I'm preparing dinner now. Present Simple Present Continuous Uses: - for repeated or usual actions (habits and hobbies) - for facts - for timetables or schedules Susan has breakfast at 7.30 am every day Water boils at 100°C degrees. The next bus to Santiago leaves at 8.00 pm tonight. Form: We have breakfast at 7.30 every day. verb in
infinitive Subject * Remember to add an 's' to the verb when the subject
is 'he', 'she' or 'it'. Uses: Uses: - for actions happening now or about now - for annoying habits (with always) - for arrangements in the future It is raining! Peter and Mary are always bothering
everybody in the classroom! They are having a party tomorrow. Form: It is raining! S to be
(am, is, are) verb + ing Exercises Match the use to the appropriate sentence. 1. Habit or hobby 2. Action happening at the moment. 3. Annoying repetitive action 4. Arrangement in the future 5. Fact 6. Timetable or schedule a. My little sister is always taking my things! b. Chile isn't an European country. c. We play football every Saturday. d. The mall opens at 10.30 from Monday to Friday. e. What are you doing now? f. I am visinting my grandparents next week. 1. Excuse me, ______________ (you/speak) English? 2. Tom _________________ (have/shower) at the moment. 3. They _____________ (not/watch) television very often. 4. Listen! Somebody _______________ (sing) 5. She’s tired. She ____________ (want) to go home. 6. -Excuse me, but you __________________ (sit) in my place.
-Oh! I’m sorry. Fill in the blanks with the verbs in brackets.
Use Simple Present or Present Continuous. Circle the right verb form in each sentence. 1) John is playing / plays football at the moment. 2) Olivia visits / is visiting her cousins every weekend. 3) The sun doesn't shine / isn't shining now. 4) My mother is getting up / gets up at 6 o'clock every day. 5) I am singing / sing at tomorrow's concert. Form questions in P.S and P.C with the words given 1. you/ play/ the guitar 2. train/ leave 3. Mary and Susan/ listen to music 4. John/ prepare/ his own dinner Present Simple Present Continuous Star Duck ANIMALS Sheep Chiken Horse Cat Affirmative I

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