Adults|Grammar|Intermediate|1. I am doing and I do


Present continuous (I am doing)

We use the continuous for things happening at or around the time of speaking. The action is not complete.



1. The water is boiling. Can you turn it off?

2. Listen to those people. What language are they speaking?

3. Let’s go out. It isn’t raining now.

4. «I’m busy.» «What are you doing

5. I‘m getting hungry. Let’s go and eat.

6. Kate wants to work in Italy, so she‘s learning Italian.

7. The population of the world is increasing very fast.

We use the continuous for temporary situations:


1. I‘m living with some friends until I find a place of my own.

2. — You‘re working hard today.
— Yes, I have a lot to do.

Present simple (I do)

We use the simple for things in general or things that happen repeatedly.



1. Water boils at 100 degrees Celsius.

2. Excuse me, do you speak English?

3. It doesn’t rain very much in summer.

4. What do you usually do at weekends?

5. I always get hungry in the afternoon.

6. Most people learn to swim when they are children.

7. Every day the population of the world increases by about 200,000 people.

We use the simple for permanent situations:

1. My parents live in London. They have lived there all their lives.

2. John isn’t lazy. He works hard most of the time.

Read the rules

I always do and I’m always doing

I always do (something) = I do it every time:

E.g. I always go to work by car. (not I’m always going)

«I‘m always doing something» has a different meaning. For example:

I’ve lost my pen again. I’m always losing things.

E.g. I‘m always losing things = I lose things very often, perhaps too often, or more often than normal.

Two more examples:

1. You‘re always watching television. You should do something more active. (= You watch television too often)

2. Tim is never satisfied. He‘s always complaining. (= He complains too much)

Complete the sentences. Use the Present Simple or Present Continuous. 


  • Water (boils) boils at 100 degrees Celsius.
  • The water (boils) is boiling. Can you turn it off?


Put the verb into the correct form, present continuous or present simple

Choose the correct answer

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Урок Homework Курс
  • I am doing / I do
  • I always do and I'm always doing
  • Water boils at 100 degrees
  • It isn't raining now
  • I've lost my pen again
  • Homework
  1. 1. Adults|Grammar|Intermediate|1. I am doing and I do
  2. 2. Adults|Grammar|Intermediate|2. I am doing and I do
  3. 3. Adults|Grammar|Intermediate|3. I did
  4. 4. Adults|Grammar|Intermediate|4. I was doing
  5. 5. Adults|Grammar|Intermediate|5. I have done
  6. 6. Adults|Grammar|Intermediate|6. I have done 2
  7. 7. Adults|Grammar|Intermediate|7. I have been doing
  8. 8. Adults|Grammar|Intermediate|8. I've been doing / I've done
  9. 9. Adults|Grammar|Intermediate|9. How long have you (been)...?
  10. 10. Adults|Grammar|Intermediate|10. For/since; When/How long?
  11. 11. Adults|Grammar|Intermediate|11. I have done and I did
  12. 12. Adults|Grammar|Intermediate|12. I have done and I did 2
  13. 13. Adults|Grammar|Intermediate|13. I had done
  14. 14. Adults|Grammar|Intermediate|14. I had been doing
  15. 15. Adults|Grammar|Intermediate|15. The future: I am doing / I do
  16. 16. Adults|Grammar|Intermediate|16. I will and I'm going to
  17. 17. Adults|Grammar|Intermediate|17. Future: Continuous/Perfect
  18. 18. Adults|Grammar|Intermediate|18. Conditional I
  19. 19. Adults|Grammar|Intermediate|19. Can, could and (be) able to
  20. 20. Adults|Grammar|Intermediate|20. Have to and must
  21. 21. Adults|Grammar|Intermediate|21. If I do... and If I did...
  22. 22. Adults|Grammar|Intermediate|22. If I knew... I wish I knew...
  23. 23. Adults|Grammar|Intermediate|23. Conditional III
  24. 24. Adults|Grammar|Intermediate|24. Wish
  25. 25. Adults|Grammar|Intermediate|25. Is done / was done
  26. 26. Adults|Grammar|Intermediate|26. Be/been/being + done
  27. 27. Adults|Grammar|Intermediate|27. Passive 3
  28. 28. Adults|Grammar|Intermediate|28. Passive: He is said to...
  29. 29. Adults|Grammar|Intermediate|29. Have something done
  30. 30. Adults|Grammar|Intermediate|30. He said that...
  31. 31. Adults|Grammar|Intermediate|31. Say and Tell
  32. 32. Adults|Grammar|Intermediate|32. Do you know where..?
  33. 33. Adults|Grammar|Intermediate|33. Auxiliary verbs; so/neither
  34. 34. Adults|Grammar|Intermediate|34. Do you? Isn't it? etc.
  35. 35. Adults|Grammar|Intermediate|35. Gerund
  36. 36. Adults|Grammar|Intermediate|36. Verb + to Infinitive
  37. 37. Adults|Grammar|Intermediate|37. Verb + Object + to Infinitive
  38. 38. Adults|Grammar|Intermediate|38. -ing or to: change in meaning
  39. 39. Adults|Grammar|Intermediate|39. Try/Need/Help: -ing or to
  40. 40. Adults|Grammar|Intermediate|40. Like / Would like: -ing or to
  41. 41. Adults|Grammar|Intermediate|41. Some/any/no/none
  42. 42. Adults|Grammar|Intermediate|42. Much/many/few/little
  43. 43. Adults|Grammar|Intermediate|43. Both/either/neither/all/every