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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 331 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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Song Worksheet: Mr Brightside (Present Continuous)

Song Worksheet: Mr Brightside (Present Continuous)

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Use this activity to review or introduce present continuous to your students. The worksheet is divided into 3 exercises. Each exercise will work for a different area of knowledge. E.g.  In ex ...
5 Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Movie Worksheet: Divergent

Movie Worksheet: Divergent

It includes activities to revise the content of the movie Divergent. I prepared some activities to do before watching, while watching and after watching the film. It worked really well with elemen ...
1 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Having Fun

Having Fun

•Present Continuous,
This is a PowerPoint presentation which is appropriate for elementary students. It includes some pictures and some useful sentences children can use in parks or playgrounds. It can be good for stu ...
2 Complete Beginner Elementary
Present Continuous ( House)

Present Continuous ( House)

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Here is a worksheet that is related to present continuous, and different parts of a house. Your students are supposed to look at the picture and complete the sentences in Present Continuous with p ...
4 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Present Continuous

Present Continuous

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This worksheet is appropriate for learning the present continuous tense. It includes some pictures that are related to playing in the playground. The students are supposed to look at the pictures ...
2 Elementary
Elementary Hex Game with Questions (Set 2)

Elementary Hex Game with Questions (Set 2)

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This is a set of questions for use with the game Hex. It's like playing tic-tac-toe: you number all the squares, and when a team chooses that square, it must answer the question corresponding to t ...
3 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Elementary Hex Game with Questions

Elementary Hex Game with Questions

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This is a set of questions for use with the game Hex. It's like playing tic-tac-toe: you number all the squares, and when a team chooses that square, it must answer the question corresponding to t ...
5 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Diagnostic Test Grade 5

Diagnostic Test Grade 5

Diagnistic written test - this test is a way to see what the students remember after summer holidays. It starts with a text with a true/ false exercise and some questions about it. Other contents: ...
1 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Writing Practice - Tenses Review

Writing Practice - Tenses Review

This writing worksheet asks students to present the given information using the appropriate tenses. It can be adjusted to include targeted vocabulary and expressions. "You are applying for a ...
1 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Writing Practice - Present Continuous

Writing Practice - Present Continuous

•Present Continuous,
This exercise asks the students to describe several pictures using present continuous. You can add specific requirements for the task, e.g using targeted vocabulary or conjunctions such as 'while' ...
3 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Stative Verbs

Stative Verbs

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This worksheet can help your students understand better the verbs which can be used in gerund forms and which cannot. It can be especially useful for intermediate and upper-intermediate students w ...
5 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Song Worksheet: All Time Low by The Wanted (Present Continuous)

Song Worksheet: All Time Low by The Wanted (Present Continuous)

•Present Continuous,
It's about present continuous. It's a song, by the band The Wanted. It's good for the students to practice the ING form and the listening. It's a very easy song to learn, I suggest that you read t ...
4 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate Upper Intermediate and Advanced
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Future Will/ Be Going to/ Present Continuos

Future Will/ Be Going to/ Present Continuos

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It´s a power point presentation with the structure of future simple and  be+going to, (afirmative, negative, questions), it also explains when you have to use them and provide some exam ...
6 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Song Worksheet: Talking about a Revolution (Cloze and Debate Material)

Song Worksheet: Talking about a Revolution (Cloze and Debate Material)

I use this song with high school levels as it has good social lyrics to generate discussions around inequality and problems with current day US. The lyrics can be used to generate present continuo ...
1 Intermediate
Present Continuous

Present Continuous

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A worksheet for practising using present continuous to talk about things that are happening now. It will help younger learners to familiarize themselves with the usage of the tense and to practise ...
4 Complete Beginner
Song Worksheet: Gravity by Coldplay (Mixed Tenses Practice)

Song Worksheet: Gravity by Coldplay (Mixed Tenses Practice)

The following worksheet contains activities to help students practice three main tenses, simple present, simple past and present continuous. Students will identify different verbs and complete act ...
3 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Unscramble Sentences 3

Unscramble Sentences 3

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Unscramble sentences one: twenty sentences to practice the use of  present continuous in affirmative, negative and interrogative forms. At the beginning there are easier sentences that become ...
5 Complete Beginner Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Song Worksheet: One of Us

Song Worksheet: One of Us

•Present Continuous,
This is an activity for elementary/basic students based on the 1995 song "One of us" by Jean Osborne. They should choose one of the options in parenthesis. The teacher may repeat the song, make th ...
4 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Tense Cube

Tense Cube

Cut out the layout and tape the sides together to make a 3DTense Cube. Students can practise the most common tenses by rolling the cube and saying a sentence with the given time expression. You ca ...
6 Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Guessing Game for Present Continuous

Guessing Game for Present Continuous

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You may use this game as  a warm up to practice questions and short answers in the present continuous tense. You will stick four cardboards with a question mark and the silhouettes of a man, ...
2 Complete Beginner
Present Continuos

Present Continuos

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This worksheet is for beginners and also for other level as a review. There are some sentences and they have to fill them out with the correct form of the verb using the present continuous tense. ...
6 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Present Continuous - 2nd Use

Present Continuous - 2nd Use

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What are you doing these days? What are you doing this week? What are you doing this month?This is another use of present continuous when we ask about something happening generally these ...
1 Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Present Continuous

Present Continuous

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First page of the worksheet: pupils have only to fill in the right version of the present progressive tense (all verbs should be known). Second page: pupils fill in the proper version and ask the ...
4 Elementary
Present Continuous (Eleven Little Mice)

Present Continuous (Eleven Little Mice)

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This is a worksheet I use to practice verbs in present continuous. Students have to write what the mice are doing. Then they have an enjoyable who is who activity to do, and finally they are asked ...
10 Complete Beginner Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
Tenses: A Little Revision

Tenses: A Little Revision

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This worksheet has different tasks. The first one is an activity on spotting the difference and writing sentences in  present continuous. Then, there is a task to complete questions. Thirdly, ...
2 Elementary Pre-Intermediate

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