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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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Songworksheet: Someone You Loved (L. Capaldi)

Songworksheet: Someone You Loved (L. Capaldi)

  Studenst listen to the song on YouTube and complete the lyrics with the instructions in the chart for each blank. The blanks correspond to verbs in the present simple (inc. to be) and pr ...
1 Views 3,954 BegElemPre-Int
THE QUEEN’S SPEECH

THE QUEEN’S SPEECH

Anastasiia
•, Present Continuous,
  The worksheet focuses on the use of Present Simple, Present Continuous, Future Simple, Present Perfect tenses. Students observe the use of the tenses in Queen Elizabeth’s address t ...
1 Views 4,665 Pre-IntInt
Song worksheet: Someone You Loved (L. Capaldi)

Song worksheet: Someone You Loved (L. Capaldi)

  Students listen to the lyrics of Someone You Loved by Lewis Capaldi through the given link and fill in the verbs in the Present Simple and Present Continuous tenses, including the verb t ...
1 Views 3,573 ElemPre-IntInt
Song worksheet: Someone You Loved

Song worksheet: Someone You Loved

  After watching and listening to the video of Someone You Loved by Lewis Capaldi, students then complete the lyrics by filling in the blanks. This sheet covers the verbs in the Present Si ...
1 Views 3,147 BegElemPre-Int
Revision of Tenses

Revision of Tenses

•, , Present Continuous,
  This sheet consists of thirty-five sentences to practise the basic English tenses. It also contains most of the other tenses such as the Future Perfect, the Future Continuous, the Presen ...
1 Views 5,479 Pre-IntIntAdv
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Song – Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head

Song – Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head

  Use the song ‘Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head’ by BJ Thomas to teach students listening comprehension and grammar rules. There are three defined activities to practice homo ...
1 Views 2,856 Pre-IntIntAdv
Present Simple or Present Continuous Exercise

Present Simple or Present Continuous Exercise

Bianka Molnar
Great for homework or in-class practice, this exercise teaches students to choose between using Present Simple or Present Continuous verbs. An answer key is provided.
1 Views 7,793 ElemPre-IntInt
Musical Picture Dictation

Musical Picture Dictation

BusyTeacher Contributor
• » » Present Continuous
  This worksheet contains humorous, classical music-related sentences. The teacher explains the content and students picture them then draw or simulate them. Students can work in pairs or ...
1 Views 3,469 ElemPre-Int
Reading: What are they doing?

Reading: What are they doing?

Helen
  Suitable for complete adult beginners and all ages, this booklet features exercises with the present continuous verb tense and pronouns and contracted pronouns. It introduces nouns with ...
1 Views 5,987 Beg
Reader 1 Reading Writing Listening Speaking

Reader 1 Reading Writing Listening Speaking

Helen
  Written for complete adult beginners, this booklet is also suitable for all ages. It introduces the present continuous tense, pronouns and pronoun contractions set around the activities ...
1 Views 4,733 Beg
Are they happy or sad? Reader 3

Are they happy or sad? Reader 3

Helen
  Suitable for all ages and complete adult beginners, this booklet discusses present continuous verbs, pronouns, contracted pronouns, nouns and introduces ‘feelings’ to learn s ...
1 Views 3,967 Beg
Tic Tac Toe (To Practice Any Tense)

Tic Tac Toe (To Practice Any Tense)

lorsange1
•, , Present Continuous,
This is a great activity that you can use as a warmer, as a review activity or even as a filler. It can be used in ANY level to practice any tense for affirmative, negative or questions. It's a g ...
1 Views 18,505 All
Everyday Activities Worksheet

Everyday Activities Worksheet

Jeff Genet
A super fun and engaging lesson plan with an animated video for students to watch. After watching the video, students complete the questions, grammar and vocabulary activities. A powerful resourc ...
1 Views 24,867 BegElemPre-Int
Present Continuous for Kids

Present Continuous for Kids

virginia
•Present Continuous,
This is a worksheet containing many exercises about actions in progress: matching exercises, reading and writing activities. The lesson requires a basic knowledge of action verbs, the verb "to be ...
1 Views 29,773 BegElem
Song Worksheet: Don't Stop the Music by Rihanna

Song Worksheet: Don't Stop the Music by Rihanna

•Present Continuous, , ,
Rihanna hit song from 2008, "Don't Stop the Music" is full of Present Continuous examples. The worksheet I prepared is a fill-in -the-blanks activity for beginners. Students are supposed to use t ...
1 Views 18,053 BegElem
Present Simple vs. Present Continuous Worksheet

Present Simple vs. Present Continuous Worksheet

Novi Rezeki
Both the present simple and the continuous tenses are some of the most fundamental aspects of grammar. We use and hear these tenses every day, so it's important to understand the differences ...
1 Views 93,651 ElemPre-IntIntAdv
Questions and Negatives - Present Simple and Present Continuous

Questions and Negatives - Present Simple and Present Continuous

Bianka Molnar
•Present Continuous,
Practise questions and negatives in the Present Simple and the Present Continuous. Enjoy learning/teaching English with this exercise. Students have to choose between using the Present Simple or ...
1 Views 13,490 ElemPre-IntIntAdv
Present Continuous Board Game

Present Continuous Board Game

Eleni Papadogianni
• » » Present Continuous
This board game is an easy fun way to practice sentence formation using the Present Continuous. Get into two teams, take turns to roll the dice and make affirmative or negative sentences. The firs ...
1 Views 30,458 BegElem
Present Simple or Present Progressive Video Activity

Present Simple or Present Progressive Video Activity

English Through Videos
  Watch the YouTube video. Look at the pictures and the sentences written on them. Choose the correct grammar to complete the sentences. Use present simple or present continuous/progressiv ...
1 Views 1,644 ElemPre-IntInt
Jolene

Jolene

Celia
There are 2 worksheets. One is double lyrics and students find some words in the dictionary. The second worksheet is for a complete class. Students can use the dictionary and complete some exercis ...
1 Views 9,999 BegElem

"The Greatest Show" from The Greatest Showman Song Worksheet

Elia
Inspired by other worksheets I have seen here, I created this one based on the song "The Greatest Show"  from the movie The Greatest Showman. Hope its useful! It also contains some quick ques ...
1 Views 34,140 Pre-IntInt
Vera's Walk To Present Simple/Continuous

Vera's Walk To Present Simple/Continuous

VASILIKI LISMANI
•Present Continuous, , ,
Grammar theory can be very boring, especially for very young learners who struggle to remember the rules. Things can be easier and more meaningful if we present them in a story. Vera's walk in ten ...
1 Views 13,899 Beg
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 ...
7 Views 30,010 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 ...
3 Views 19,059 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 ...
5 Views 40,602 BegElem

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