Grammar Video|Pre-Int|18. Present Continuous


Present Continuous

Pre-Intermediate

Did you know that Present Continuous has more than one meaning?

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Examples

I want to buy a new motorcycle. Now I am saving up for it. This week I am working overtime. I am writing a report at the moment. I am not eating out these days, I am trying to spend less.

Timeline

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Forms

be (present) + Ving

+ am

is

are

+Ving
am not

is not (isn’t)

are not (aren’t)

+Ving
? Are

Is

Am

you

he/she/it        +Ving?

I


*Remember

🔹Some letters are doubled, e.g. getting, running

🔹Mind the spelling, e.g. lie – lying, ski – skiing

Usage

🔹To talk about actions happening now

I am writing a report at the moment.

Sam is talking to the manager now.

🔹To describe temporary situations (these days, this week, today)

These days I am working overtime.

My son is not playing football this week.

🔹Use Present Simple with non-action verbs

like

want

need

prefer

believe

remember

know

understand


I don’t need a motorcycle.

Do you want to go shopping now?

Attachment


Read the article and put the verbs in Present Continuous

 

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  2. 2. Grammar video|Pre-Int|2. Modal Verbs (Have to, Don't have to, Must, Mustn't)
  3. 3. Grammar video|Pre-Int|3. Should, shouldn't
  4. 4. Grammar Video|Pre-Int|4. Questions With and Without Auxiliaries
  5. 5. Grammar Video|Pre-Int|5. Word Order in Questions
  6. 6. Grammar Video|Pre-Int|6. Conjunctions
  7. 7. Grammar Video|Pre-Int|7. Relative Clauses
  8. 8. Grammar Video|Pre-Int|8. Reported Speech
  9. 9. Grammar Video|Pre-Int|9. Expressing Movements
  10. 10. Grammar Video|Pre-Int|10. Passive voice
  11. 11. Grammar Video|Pre-Int|11. Phrasal Verbs
  12. 12. Grammar Video|Pre-Int|12. So Neither + Auxiliary
  13. 13. Grammar Video|Pre-Int|13. Used to
  14. 14. Grammar Video|Pre-Int|14. Uses of the infinitive
  15. 15. Grammar Video|Pre-Int|15. Verb + ing
  16. 16. Grammar Video|Pre-Int|16. Present Simple
  17. 17. Grammar Video|Pre-Int|17. Past Simple
  18. 18. Grammar Video|Pre-Int|18. Present Continuous
  19. 19. Grammar Video|Pre-Int|19. Past Continuous
  20. 20. Grammar Video|Pre-Int|20. Present Perfect
  21. 21. Grammar Video|Pre-Int|21. Be going to
  22. 22. Grammar Video|Pre-Int|22. Will
  23. 23. Grammar Video|Pre-Int|23. Present Continuous for Future
  24. 24. Grammar Video|Pre-Int|24. Quantifiers
  25. 25. Grammar Video|Pre-Int|25. Something, anything, nothing, etc.
  26. 26. Grammar Video|Pre-Int|26. Comparatives
  27. 27. Grammar Video|Pre-Int|27. Superlatives
  28. 28. Grammar Video|Pre-Int|28. First Conditional
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