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
397 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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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.
This boardgame is designed for students to practice using present continuous. All you will need is a dice and some counters. Students take turns rolling the dice and moving along the board accordi ...
This song is an easily understandable duet. The worksheet is divided into five activities, mostly requiring simple past and gerund; The 1st and 2nd exercises are to fill ...
Simple powerpoint with short and clear explanation about usage of the present continuous tense including examples for all levels of students.
This worksheet is really helpful for reviewing house and clothing items and shapes related vocabulary items. It's also appropriate for the present continuous practice. It's suitable for elementary ...
Teacher Alex Gotardo
It uses the song "Creep" by the British band Radiohead to work on present simple, present progressive and past simple tenses. This is the uncut version so if your students are sensitive to bad lan ...
Jane Aparecida de Queiroz
It's a song activity I prepared to promote some reflection in classroom on the International Women's Day - March, 8th. This song, written by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, shows how society treats wome ...
Elem Pre-Int Int Adv
English Through Videos
This is a fun video activity to practise using the present continuous (present progressive) tense. The video shows Mr Bean doing various activities. Learners must watch the video and describe the ...
Beg Elem Pre-Int
This is a song activity that can be used to practise or/and revise the present continuous tense. Moreover it is a differentiated listening activity for three levels. The levels are indicated with ...
Elem Pre-Int Int
This is a quick task about winter which you can use as a time-filler or lead-in. Includes a typical watch and answer task as well as a description of the process. I have also put a picture t ...
Elem Pre-Int Int
This presentation can be used for elementary students to practice the present continuous tense. First children revise the verb to be. The dragon helps them to do it. The kids easily remember the f ...
I give students the worksheet with faces/no description face up and we try to identify the feelings. I photocopy the sheet with feelings identified on the back. We go through a number of feelings ...
Beg Elem Pre-Int Int Adv
Tips: -Ask the students to rearrange the pictures. - You may ask them to draw the lines to connect the sentences. -The questions can be asked like : What is the boy doing with spade? (They should ...
Verb tenses are tools that English speakers use to express time in their language. You may find that many English tenses do not have direct translations in your language. That is not a problem. By ...
I have designed this game for the first session of my class. It includes these topics: action verbs, food, and toys. The grammar focuces on present simple and present continuous. Divide your class ...
Students find it difficult to differentiate between future forms. When you make it clear and teach them to visualise the situation it's easier for them. 1) A dark cloud refers to the be goi ...
Pre-Int Int Adv
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 ...
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.
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 ...
Presentation of simple present vs present continuous Rules (affirmative, negative, interrogative).
Beg Elem Pre-Int Int
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, ...
This power-point presentation is suitable for young learners. It's appropriate for teaching and practicing present continuous and action verbs.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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