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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.
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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 301 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.

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Verb Tenses Revision

Verb Tenses Revision

This worksheet is about distinguishing present simple, present continuous, simple past, and going to. It provides students with examples to analyse and to complete with the correct form of the ver ...
2 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Present Continuous

Present Continuous

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This worksheet shows the basic form of  present continuous in the affirmative, negative and question form. Students describe a picture of a park scene using present continuous. Later they pra ...
4 Elementary
Present Continuous

Present Continuous

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Beginner introduction to present continuous. Grammar explanation: use, formula, examples and keywords. Perfect for basic and beginner levels, for it explains in a most clear way the tense without ...
5 Complete Beginner Elementary
Present Continuous Charades

Present Continuous Charades

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Cue cards for a charades game that focuses on the use of the present continuous tense. Students randomly choose a cue card from the pile, go to the front of the class and act out what the cue card ...
5 Pre-Intermediate
Housework

Housework

•Present Continuous,
This PPT can be used for teaching or revising vocabulary related to housework and household chores. Students have to look at the picture and choose the correct sentence from the four options. The ...
8 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Clothes

Clothes

•Present Continuous,
This worksheet will help teachers to give the students some clothes vocabulary. There are pictures with descriptions. You can find some exercises to drill new words. The worksheet is for Russian s ...
6 Pre-Intermediate
Song Worksheet: Don´t Stop the Music by Jamie Cullum

Song Worksheet: Don´t Stop the Music by Jamie Cullum

•Present Continuous,
Jamie Cullum - Don´t Stop the Music ( Rihanna´s cover). This song worksheet can be used to check if students can distinguish between similar verbs-ING sounds. This is a sim ...
1 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Present Progressive Test

Present Progressive Test

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The following file involves a test that deals with present progressive (continuous). I used the exam for 8th graders and less  advanced 9th graders. You can find multiple questions there ...
3 Intermediate
Song Worksheet: Under Pressure by Joss Stone

Song Worksheet: Under Pressure by Joss Stone

•Present Continuous,
Under Pressure (cover) is a worksheet based on the famous Queen´s song. This is a simple listening activity where students have to distiguish the sounds between two similar verbs and it ca ...
3 Elementary
Song Worksheet: Don´t Speak by No Doubt (Present Continuous)

Song Worksheet: Don´t Speak by No Doubt (Present Continuous)

•Present Continuous,
It´s a song worksheet designed to check present continuous knowledge through a pop song. It´s a simple listening activity where students have to fill in the song gaps using pre ...
5 Elementary
English Exam

English Exam

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The test includes present simple, present continuous and past simple of regular and irregular verbs. It allows a teacher to learn  ss' level of knowledge of the mentioned topics.
2 Pre-Intermediate
Present Perfect- What Have They Done

Present Perfect- What Have They Done

•Present Continuous,
In this worksheet  present perfect is used to express the idea of completion or achievement. The topic is a dream house. There are four activities, the first one is for the vocabulary,then st ...
9 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Present Continuous Worksheet

Present Continuous Worksheet

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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 ...
7 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Going To vs Present Continuous

Going To vs Present Continuous

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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 ...
3 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Romulus and Remus - Narrative Writing Activity

Romulus and Remus - Narrative Writing Activity

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 ...
2 Elementary
Romulus and Remus - Subject and Object Pronouns

Romulus and Remus - Subject and Object Pronouns

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 ...
2 Elementary
Talking about the Future

Talking about the Future

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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 ...
2 Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Personal Hygiene Using Present Continuous

Personal Hygiene Using Present Continuous

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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 ...
6 Complete Beginner Elementary
Present Continuous with Future Meaning Worksheet

Present Continuous with Future Meaning Worksheet

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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 ...
7 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Present Progressive for Young Learners

Present Progressive for Young Learners

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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 ...
4 Complete Beginner
Song Worksheet: Lemon Tree by Fool's Garden

Song Worksheet: Lemon Tree by Fool's Garden

This worksheet contains 5 different activities to do with the lyrics: form the present continuous tense, unscramble the words, find the antonyms and order the sentences. So many things to do with ...
6 Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced Exam Level
Movie Worksheet:Talking about Photographs

Movie Worksheet:Talking about Photographs

This worksheet is based on a dialogue I found on Youtube. A man and a woman talk about their photographs. There is a gap-filling exercise in connection with the dialogue and some warm up activitie ...
2 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Environment

Environment

This is a test which consists of text comprehension: true/false sentences and questions on the text; matching exercise related to the text ; crossword puzzle: wild animals. Grammar: Modal verbs ...
8 Elementary
Tenses Rules - Review

Tenses Rules - Review

In this worksheet you will find a handy summary of the rules of the following tenses: present simple, present progressive (continuous), past simple, past progressive (continuous) and future. These ...
3 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
Make Your Sentence Poster

Make Your Sentence Poster

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This poster is a support to practice English syntax and it uses changeable structures to frame different sentences with  present continuous. The reader can follow the colors to avoid mistakes ...
6 Elementary Pre-Intermediate

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