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Flashcards in Unit 1: Present continuous (I am Doing) Deck (12):
1

Correct the sentences:

Please don't make so much noise. I try to work

I'm trying to work.

2

Where is Mark?

-He haves a shower.

He's having a shower

3

Le'ts go out now. It dosen't rain.

It isn't raining any more.

4

(at a party) Hi Jane. Do you enjoy the party?

Are you enjoying the party?

5

What's all that noise? wha'ts happening?

What's going on?

6

Sometimes the action is not happening at the time of speaking. For example:

{Steve is talking to a friend on the phone. He says:}

"I'm reading a really good book at the moment. It's about a man who..."

 

What this example means?

  • Steve is not reading the book at the time of speaking
  • He means that he has started it, but has not finished it yet.
  • He is in th emiddle of reading it

7

Kate wants to work in Italy, so she's learning Italian.

What does that mean? Is she learning it at the time of speaking?

Perhaps she isn't learning Italian at the time of speaking

8

Some friends of mine are building their own house. They hope to finish it next summer.

What does that mean?

bulding not at time of speaking

9

With which words of periods around now can you use the present continuous?

today, this week, this year

10

Does your English get better?

Is your English getting better?

11

The population of the world ubcreases very fast.

The population of the world is increasing very fast.

12

At first I didn't like my job but I begin to enjoy it now.

At first I didn't like my job but I'm beginning to enjoy it now.