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The present continuous is one of the present tenses used in modern English, the others being the simple present and the emphatic present. All of these can be employed in both the indicative and subjunctive moods. The present continuous is used in several instances: to describe something which is happening at the exact moment of speech, to describe an action that is taking place now, but not at the exact moment of speech, to describe an event which is planned in the future, with always, but meaning often. To form the present continuous, one uses the appropriate conjugation of 'to be' from the present simple and puts the present participle of the chosen verb after. When using the interrogative with the present continuous, one does not use the verb to do as with the present simple, rather, one swaps the positions of the conjugation of to be and the present participle.
Teachers can always use some new ideas so welcome to the present continuous page which has not only worksheets, but also several articles and warmers that you can use when teaching this topic. For this topic, there are now 290 available worksheets
which you can print out as they are, edit, or even just use for ideas when creating handouts of your very own. This Present Progressive worksheet is perfect for young students
. It consists of two exercises; in the first exercise students complete sentences with present continuous verbs and then match those sentences to the pictures in part two. This is a great way to check not only their comprehension of the tense but also of vocabulary words and sentences. The images are so cute; your students are sure to enjoy them. If youd like to make changes, simply edit it to suit your needs. If you are teaching older students or think another activity might be better for your students, just look through the rest of the section. There are plenty of worksheets to choose from.
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I find this worksheet useful for students to practice. It has a brief explanation at the beginning, rules and different exercises. Students need to have some background knowledge about the simple ...
This is a worksheet for teaching or revising the differences between going to and present continuous. Recommended for pre-intermediate students who are asked to change the sentences given into&nbs ...
Starting from a dialogue relating the story of Romulus and Remus, your students will be asked to write a simple narrative in the present tenses, based on pictures. This ESL activity was done in re ...
Starting from the legend of Romulus and Remus, this exercise allows students to revise the use of subject and object pronouns. It offers a drama activity first and then goes back to grammar with t ...
A simple overview of how to talk about the future. Going to/will (won't) and present continuous. Timelines show the time of speaking and brief explanations are given as when to use which phrase/ t ...
This is a useful woksheet about personal hygiene using present continuous. This woksheet is for primary students- beginners. Here I've taken into account their skills. They are learning to write a ...
This is a worksheet for teaching present continuous with future meaning at elementary level. There's a simple activity in which students are asked to put the given sentences into the immediat ...
This is a simple worksheet of present progressive aimed at kids with the most common verbs we can find in any text book such as jump, tidy, make or play. The verbs are included on a list and ...
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