382 Present Continuous Worksheets and Lesson Plans: FREE and Teacher-Tested!
BusyTeacher Home » » » Present Continuous

Make A Word Search:

Create awesome-looking custom word searches in seconds!

Make A Word Scramble:

Instantly create custom word/sentence scrambles for your class!

Make A Double Puzzle:

Generate double puzzles your students will love - hours of fun!

ESL Articles
Rate this Category
4.5 out of 5, rated by 28 teachers

382 FREE Present Continuous Worksheets

About Our Present Continuous Worksheets
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 382 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 you’d 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.
GRAMMAR TIP:What Is Present Continuous?
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.
Freebase CC-BY
Source: Present Continuous on Freebase, licensed under CC-BY
Sort by: Most Recent | Most Viewed
Future Plans, Predictions and Arrangements

Future Plans, Predictions and Arrangements

Kika Acosta
•, Present Continuous
This is a powerpoint presentation that I made using website resources that will hopefully help you introduce future tenses and your students learn about future tenses and practice exercises online ...
Views 1,340 Pre-Intermediate
At the Playground

At the Playground

•Present Continuous,
This file includes some vocabulary items related to the activities children do at the playground, such as swinging, sliding, skating, etc. The grammar focuses on present continuous. Hope it helps.
Views 685 Elementary
What Are They Wearing? (for Spanish ESL)

What Are They Wearing? (for Spanish ESL)

Rachel Tattersall
This worksheet uses present progressive and clothing vocabulary. The communicative purpose is to describe what other people are wearing if students lose a friend or family member in an English spe ...
Views 700 Complete Beginner
Simple Present Simple and Continuous Presentation/ Explanation Powerpoint

Simple Present Simple and Continuous Presentation/ Explanation Powerpoint

Afni Yusuff
Presentation of simple present vs present continuous Rules (affirmative, negative, interrogative). 
Views 4,814 Complete BeginnerElementaryPre-IntermediateIntermediate
Present Progressive Test

Present Progressive Test

Ori Rios
• » » Present Continuous
This is an English test where teachers can asses the present continuous tense with vocabulary related to places and activities in town. Firstly, the students have to do a matching activity. Then, ...
Views 5,017 Elementary
Actions

Actions

• » » Present Continuous
This power-point presentation is suitable for young learners. It's appropriate for teaching and practicing present continuous and action verbs.
Views 2,966 Complete BeginnerElementary
Present Continuous

Present Continuous

na_mar
• » » Present Continuous
This is a useful lesson plan about the present continuous tense. It also has worksheets and games,  and a  nice warm up. Make sure students are using the correct form of present continuo ...
Views 4,307 Complete Beginner
Roll-a-Dice Game

Roll-a-Dice Game

The worksheet contains a dice with pronouns and another one with common verbs. It is meant for a speaking activity. Students roll both dice together and then make a sentence using two words they s ...
Views 9,843 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
Present Continuous

Present Continuous

Bruna Closs
• » » Present Continuous
This sheet provides practice of the present continuous tense. In class it can be done entirely orally and students can practice their writing as homework. Although the present continuous tense is ...
Views 7,718 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
Stative Verbs

Stative Verbs

Ursula Viessa
• » » Present Continuous
Some verbs are not used in the present progressive. They are called “nonaction verbs” or “stative verbs”. In the example in the worksheet, want is a nonaction verb. Want ex ...
Views 4,134 Intermediate
Mixed Tenses

Mixed Tenses

MINERVA
This worksheet is aimed at secondary students who have some trouble identifying tenses. It is perfect for all levels when practicing for exams. It will help them recognize tenses in a mixed text s ...
Views 9,071 Pre-Intermediate
Write What the Children Are Doing

Write What the Children Are Doing

Rania Foka
• » » Present Continuous
The worksheet has been designed having in mind young learners who have been taught the present continuous. In the worksheet learners are asked to write sentences in the present continuous facilita ...
Views 5,449 Elementary
Song Worksheet: Sugar by Maroon 5 (Present Continuous)

Song Worksheet: Sugar by Maroon 5 (Present Continuous)

Larissa Dalprat
•Present Continuous,
A complete worksheet covering vocabulary, song's message, and  the present continuous drill. Appropriate for a review activity. To activate previous knowledge it starts with a vocabulary acti ...
Views 13,554 ElementaryPre-IntermediateIntermediate
What Are You Doing?

What Are You Doing?

MargaGracia
This worksheet is intended to work with present continuous. It has some contrast with the present simple, particularly in regard with collocations, but it's mostly about present continuous. I used ...
Views 11,512 ElementaryPre-IntermediateIntermediate
It´s Afternoon and the Family....

It´s Afternoon and the Family....

Dilley Rocio Angel Eusse
•Present Continuous,
It is a worksheet about  the present progressive tense, where you can develop reading comprehension skills and practice the grammar. Students can practice and improve their vocabulary u ...
Views 8,511 Elementary
Present Continuous: What Are You Doing?

Present Continuous: What Are You Doing?

MargaGracia
I prepared this worksheet for an elementary teen class (14-15 years old). I tried to make it as clear and comprehensive as posible, so that they could revise the theory as they were doing exercise ...
Views 9,132 ElementaryPre-IntermediateIntermediate
Present Simple or Present Continuous

Present Simple or Present Continuous

Natalia
These are 25 sentences where you should use the verbs given in brackets in proper tenses. Aimed at practising the difference between present simple and present continuous tenses. It's great to use ...
Views 22,122 ElementaryPre-IntermediateIntermediate
At the Playground

At the Playground

• » » Present Continuous
This worksheet includes the vocabulary items related to the activities children do at the playground. The grammar focuses on present continuous. It is designed for elementary level. Hope it works!
Views 8,115 Elementary
Movie Worksheet: Mickey Mouse on Ice

Movie Worksheet: Mickey Mouse on Ice

Maria
The worksheet was made for students of the age of 7-13. This winter task will help your students to practice winter vocabulary and revise the present continuous tense, the present perfect tense, ...
Views 7,887 Complete BeginnerElementaryPre-Intermediate
The Verbs -Ing

The Verbs -Ing

Luzmila
• » » Present Continuous
The word search can be used to learn new vocabulary about the verbs in present continuous, this activity help the students to learn new vocabulary the verbs with ing and how to add ing to each ...
Views 5,431 All levels
Present Continuous- Explanation and Exercises

Present Continuous- Explanation and Exercises

BusyTeacher Contributor
• » » Present Continuous
A Powerpoint that can be used in class to present present continuous; it features the rules for when to use the tense and how to change a verb into its present continuous form. It shows all verb f ...
Views 8,420 ElementaryPre-IntermediateIntermediate
My Favorite Clothes

My Favorite Clothes

•Present Continuous,
This power-point presentation is appropriate for reviewing clothes related vocabulary items, question formation. It includes different kinds of clothes such as: tie, watch, apron, sweater, pants, ...
Views 6,098 Elementary
Song Worksheet: White Dove

Song Worksheet: White Dove

banana fish
A simple yet useful song worksheet for practicing present simple and present continuous with elementary students. Make your students listen to the song and fill the gaps with the words from the bo ...
Views 4,558 ElementaryPre-Intermediate
Song Worksheet: Tom's Diner

Song Worksheet: Tom's Diner

This is a worksheet based on the song "Tom's Diner" by Suzanne Vega which provides an opportunity to revise tenses (simple, perfect and continuous, present, past and future), linking words, as wel ...
Views 8,297 IntermediateUpper Intermediate and Advanced
Selfie

Selfie

Authentic Teaching
Let me present you my handout on the topic of the last years – a selfie. This lesson gives your students an opportunity to talk about something they do every day - especially young learners ...
Views 14,180 Pre-IntermediateIntermediateUpper Intermediate and AdvancedExam Level

Got a great worksheet on Present Continuous? Tell us about it and become a BusyTeacher contributor!

Submit a Worksheet