Present Continuous Present Simple S Montanari Present Continuous
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Present Continuous Present Simple S. Montanari
Present Continuous n Positive sentence: subject + be + verb –ing n e. g. He is studying Russian They are watching TV I am staying in London for a while
Present Continuous n Contraction He ‘s studying Russian They ‘re watching TV I ‘m staying in London for a while
Present Continuous n Negative sentence subject+ verb be (negative)+verb –ing n e. g. The water is not boiling It is not raining now She is not working at the moment
Present Continuous n Contraction n The n It water isn’t boiling. isn’t raining now. n She isn’t working at the moment.
Present Continuous n Interrogative sentence: verb be+ subject+ verb -ing n e. g. Are you listening to me? Where is she working now? Why are you studying English?
Present Continuous n It’s used to talk about actions happening at or around the time of speaking. The action is not complete. Now n Around the time of speaking n n It’s used to talk about future actions which have already been decided/planned (a time expression is necessary).
Present Continuous n The water is boiling. Can you turn it off? (NOW) n Jane is working in a bar to earn some extra money. (AROUND…) n I’m leaving for Helsinki tomorrow. (FUTURE PLAN)
Present Continuous n Key words: At the moment, now etc. e. g: I’m working very hard at the moment
Present Simple n Positive sentence: Subject+ infinitive of the verb n e. g. I work in a bank. They live in Rome We like travelling.
Present Simple But remember the 3° person: She lives with her mother. He works in a hospital. Water boils at 100° *All verbs ending in –s, -sh, -ch, -x, -z, -o add –es Does, goes, teaches, watches
Present Simple n Negative sentence: subject+ aux. verb (negative) + verb n e. g. We do not go away very often He does not drink coffee in the morning He does not travel by car
Present Simple n Contraction n e. g. We don’t go away very often He doesn’t drink coffee in the morning He doesn’t travel by car
Present Simple n Interrogative sentence: ‘do’ or ‘does’ + subject + verb n e. g. Where do you work? Do they understand? Does she study with you?
Present Simple n It’s used to talk about habitual actions n It’s used to talk about things in general n It’s used to talk about objective facts
Present Simple I usually get up at 7 a. m. He normally meets friends after work (habitual actions) It doesn’t rain very much in summer (talking about things in general) The sun rises in the East (express a fact)
Present Simple n Key words: ALWAYS USUALLY OFTEN SOMETIMES HARDLY EVER NEVER Etc……… 100% 0%