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English Time - Class #1 - Intermediate Level

English Time! CLASS #2

Grammar Review Present Tenses

Present Present PRESENT


Simple Continuous TENSES

PRESENT SIMPLE:
British people drink a As the
lot of tea. temperatures fall
with the approach
of winter, the soil
Things that freezes.
State
happens
truths/
on a
Permanent
regular
Situations
basis

To describe To give mor


a series of immediacy
events or into a past
actions narrative
Go streight until the There is an old man
next corner, take right with thick glasses. I
and then take left. go up there and
ask...

- General Rule:
The form of the present simple verb only changes after HE, SHE or
IT.
- Affirmative sentences: I love it / She loves it.
- Questions: Do I love it? / Does she love it?

Teacher Amanda Quintas


English Time - Class #1 - Intermediate Level

- When the word ends with o, s, sh, ch and x, you should add ES
- When the word ends with y, you should add IES

PRESENT CONTINUOUS:

I am taking a shower With the verbs: LIVE,


right now. WORK, STUDY and
STAY.
I will be there in a
minute. I`m just Ana Cristina is
finishing something in Action in Temporary studying phD, isn`t
the kitchen. Progress actions she?

Repeated Sport
events or comment
actions aries

I am feeding the They`re now


neighbour`s cat this entering the back
week while she is in streight...
the hospital.

- General Rule:

SUBJECT + TO BE + VERB (ING)


- Base form + -ing: draw (drawing), watch (watching)
- Base form ending with e + -ing: take (taking), receive (receiving);
- Base for ending with consoant + ing: swim (swimming), run
(running).
- Questions: TO BE + SUBJECT + VERB (ING) + OBJECT I am having
dinner right now; Am I have dinner right now
- Verbs rarely used in the continuous: verbs of existing or being (be,
consist of, contain, exist); verbs of possessing (belong to, have - if

Teacher Amanda Quintas


English Time - Class #1 - Intermediate Level

with the meaning of own, include, lack, possess), verbs of feeling or


wanting (adore, desire, despite, detest, hate, like, love, want, wish),
verbs of thinking or believing (believe, doubt, expect, feel if with
the meaning of think, forget, imagine, see if with the meaning of
understand), verbs of appearance (appear, resemble, seem); other
verbs (concern, depend, deserve, fit, matter, mean, mind, weigh*).

MOMENT TO THINK ABOUT....

Teacher Amanda Quintas