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Present Progressive Tense!

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Present Progressive Tense!
Present Progressive Tense
We use Present Progressive Tense to express the actions that happen at the same time We speak.

Examples:
Let's watch this video!!
Present Progressive Conversation
Tracy: Hello, can I speak to Alex.
Alex: This is Alex, who is speaking?
Tracy: Hi, this is Tracy.
Alex: Hi Tracy. What are you doing?
Tracy: Oh, I'm just watching TV. What are you doing?
Alex: Well, I'm cooking dinner.
Tracy: What are you cooking?
Alex: I'm baking some potatoes, boiling some carrots and grilling a steak.
Tracy: It sounds delicious.
Alex: What are you doing for dinner tonight?
Tracy: Well, I don't have any plans... actually
Alex: Would you like to come over for dinner?
Tracy: Oh, I'd love to. Thanks.
Alex: Great. Mary and Jack are also coming. They are arriving at seven.
Tracy: OK, I'll be there at seven, too.
Alex: OK, see you then. Bye.
Tracy: Bye.

She is running.
We are swimming.
I am studying.
He isn't reading. He is eating.
They aren't working. They are dancing.
What are they doing?
Spelling Rules for Present Progressive Tense:
Verbs that end in –e, drop the –e and add –ing.
take taking
give giving
hide hiding
wake waking

Verbs that end in a consonant – 1 vowel – consonant
combination, and that are only one syllable double
the last consonant and add –ing.
swim swimming
get getting
dig digging
cut cutting

Verbs that end in a consonant
– 1 vowel – consonant combination, and that are two syllables, double the last consonant and add –ing when the stress is on the second syllable.
upset upsetting
begin beginning
prefer preferring
control controlling

LISTEN AND PRACTICE THE FOLLOWING DIALOGUE
It is time to practice now!!
Scan the QR Code above and answer the quiz related to PRESENT PROGRESSIVE. When you finish, take a screen capture of your results and send it to my email.
By Monica M. Carvajal & Tania C. Calderón
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