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