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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 316 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: 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 ...
1 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Unscramble Sentences 3

Unscramble Sentences 3

•Present Continuous,
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 ...
2 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 ...
4 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. ...
3 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 ...
3 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 ...
7 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
Revision: Tenses

Revision: Tenses

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This set of activities is very simple and they are intended to revise personal questions, past simple as well as present continuous. There is a task to work with Cinderella's story. You can start ...
1 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Test: Present Continuous Tense

Test: Present Continuous Tense

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This is the grammar's test created for my 5th class pupils in order to consolidate the knowledge of present continuous tense. 3 tasks are given in it: 1. to unscramble the sentences; 2. to choose ...
4 Elementary
Mixed Tenses

Mixed Tenses

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This worksheet contains 30 "fill-in gap" sentences to help students practice using different verb tenses. With this worksheet, students will be able to revise the affirmative, negative and interro ...
7 Elementary
Present Progressive Miming Cards

Present Progressive Miming Cards

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These are 54 miming cards to print out. Students will draw a card, act it out and the rest of the class has to guess what they are doing. They need to use present progressive to get it right. To h ...
10 Elementary
Grammar Tenses Graphic Organizer

Grammar Tenses Graphic Organizer

Grammar tenses, as any other type of information, can be learned a lot more easily when the information has already been processed by someone else. I'm using this template to help my less successf ...
5 Elementary Pre-Intermediate Intermediate
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 ...
5 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 ...
9 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 ...
7 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 ...
4 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 ...
7 Elementary

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