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PRESENT

CONTINUOUS

We use the present continuous tense


to talk about things that are happening
around the time we are doing, thinking
or talking about them.

The table shows how we form the ing form of a verb.

Most verbs

Verbs ending in e

Verbs ending in ie

Short verbs ending in a


vowel + a consonant

+ ing

walk

- e + ing

come

coming

-ie + y + ing

lie

lying

Double the consonant


+ ing

run

running

The Present Continuous Tense


I

am

He
She
Ravi
My mother
It
The cat
The car

is

You
We
They
Ravi and
Ram
The cats
The cars

playing
eating
sleeping
moving
are

What is he doing?

He is playing football.

What are they


doing?

They are watching


TV.

What is the Garfield


doing?

The Garfield is sleeping and


dreaming.

What is she doing?

She is dancing.

What is he doing?

He isnt eating the


vegetables.

What are they


doing?

They are waiting for the next


question.

REMEMBER!
We use the Present
Continuous to express what
someone is doing...

NOW

AT THE
MOMENT

Lets practice

Fill in the blanks with the present continuous


tense of the verbs given.
1. My mother ________ (iron) the clothes now.
2. Look! The cat _________ (climb) up the tree.
3. I ________ (return) the book to the library.
4. The beggar ________(eat) hungrily.
5. The men _________ (rest) under the tree.
6. The boys __________ (row) their boat on the lake.
7. The gardener ________ (water) the plants in the garden.
8. It is time to go home. The pupils ______ (pack) the books into their bags.
9. Azmi and Aini _________ (watch) a cartoon.
10. They __________ (laugh) loudly while watching the comedy.

Thank you