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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 399 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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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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Teaching Gerunds Through Creative Writing

Teaching Gerunds Through Creative Writing

Michael Patrick
Lesson 7 in this 24 part series of exercises is almost all about gerunds which are very common in everyday usage and these different exercises will show your students just how much. I've also snu ...
6 Views 5,002 Pre-IntInt
Progressive Present Practice

Progressive Present Practice

Dilley Rocio
• » » Present Continuous
This is an interesting way for practicing the progressive present tense, reading and answering about the paragraphs, learning about our environment too, analyzing what we can do for helping our pl ...
2 Views 5,772 BegElem
What Are They Doing? Present Continuous Boardgame

What Are They Doing? Present Continuous Boardgame

Sara Iancu
•Present Continuous,
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 ...
4 Views 15,511 BegElem
Song Worksheet: We Don't Talk Anymore

Song Worksheet: We Don't Talk Anymore

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 ...
10 Views 23,430 Pre-IntInt
Present Continuous Tense

Present Continuous Tense

paula
• » » Present Continuous
Simple powerpoint with short and clear explanation about usage of the present continuous tense including examples for all levels of students.
2 Views 8,591 Elem
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House and Clothing Items

House and Clothing Items

•Present Continuous, ,
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 ...
1 Views 5,624 Elem
Song Worksheet: Creep by Radiohead

Song Worksheet: Creep by Radiohead

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 ...
3 Views 8,985 ElemPre-Int
Movie Worksheet: Woman is the Nigger of the World

Movie Worksheet: Woman is the Nigger of the World

Jane Aparecida de Queiroz
•Present Continuous,
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 ...
15 Views 5,323 ElemPre-IntIntAdv
Movie Worsheet: What Is Mr Bean Doing? Present Continuous

Movie Worsheet: What Is Mr Bean Doing? Present Continuous

English Through Videos
•Present Continuous,
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 ...
18 Views 25,844 BegElemPre-Int
Song Worksheet: Tom's Diner by Suzanne Vega

Song Worksheet: Tom's Diner by Suzanne Vega

Mario Lecluyze
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 ...
9 Views 7,836 ElemPre-IntInt
Movie Worksheet: What Makes It Snow ( with a Short Story)

Movie Worksheet: What Makes It Snow ( with a Short Story)

Olga
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 ...
2 Views 7,406 ElemPre-IntInt
Present Continuous Tense

Present Continuous Tense

tamara
• » » Present Continuous
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 ...
2 Views 10,604 Elem
How Are You Feeling Today?

How Are You Feeling Today?

Helen Close
•Present Continuous,
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 ...
4 Views 17,598 BegElemPre-IntIntAdv
The Story Sequence

The Story Sequence

•Present Continuous,
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 ...
2 Views 5,249 ElemPre-Int
Verb Tenses

Verb Tenses

Veronica
•, , Present Continuous,
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 ...
9 Views 14,383 Pre-IntInt
Orientation Session Game

Orientation Session Game

•Present Continuous, ,
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 ...
4 Views 5,865 Elem
Future Forms

Future Forms

•, , Present Continuous
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 ...
4 Views 12,063 Pre-IntIntAdv
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 ...
4 Views 13,218 Pre-Int
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.
3 Views 8,832 Elem
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 ...
4 Views 7,693 Beg
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). 
8 Views 20,445 BegElemPre-IntInt
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, ...
6 Views 11,509 Elem
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.
4 Views 5,727 BegElem
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 ...
2 Views 9,650 Beg
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 ...
16 Views 18,767 ElemPre-Int

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