The present continuous tense, which was probably never taught in grade school back in America (lol), signals a situation that is happening at the time of speaking.
I’m sitting on my bed.
You’re going home later on today.
We aren’t watching television at the moment (signal word <<<<<).
Are you using the computer?
Yes, I am/ No, I’m not.
- Rule I: We make the present continuous with the verb be and the -ing form of the main verb.
- Rule II: We use the present continuous to talk about routine things that are happening now.
1. Most verbs: add -ing: play + ing = playing; cooking
2. Verbs ending in consonant + e: take away e and add -ing: write – writing; make – making.
3. Verbs ending in one vowel + one consonant: double the consonant and add -ing: run – running; swim – swimming.
Now put the -ing form of these verbs in the correct place with the following verbs: chat, dance, do, eat, have, put, sit, study, take, tidy, wash
Extra: Make sentences (continuous form) with what’s happening in the photo.