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The present Continuous Tense ( Şimdiki Zaman )

The present Continuous Tense ( Şimdiki Zaman )

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The present continuous tense Exercise 

1. Complete these sentences in the present continuous tense, using the verbs in brackets.

Study the picture and the examples. 1. Helen ......................... (study) music at university. Helen is studying music at university.
Linda is watching television. (1) 2. Tim ............................ (visit) his grandfather in Liverpool now.
She isn't reading a book. (2) 3. The boys ............................ (swim) in the pool at the moment.
As you see in the examples above, we use the present continuous tense to express actions happening at or around the time of speaking or writing (1,2), a future action together with a time expression referring to future (3), an action bothering us or emphasis on the continuation of an action (4,5). We generally use now, at present, at the moment, etc.with this tense.

NOTİCE : We can't use all verbs in the present continuous tense, e.g. see, like, hate, etc.

Exercise 2. Arrange these words to make meaningful sentences.

1. you / arriving / are / late / always.
2. are / breakfast / they / now / having.
3. the students / the moment /what / doing / at / are ?
4. about / are / what / they / talking ?
5. because / work / is / by / my / car / going / to / these / bus / his /is / father / broken / work / days / my.
6. them / hospital / people / the cars / the wounded / carrying / to /to / take / to / are.
7. is / and / the / homework / his / listening / to / study / the radio / in /his / doing.
8. an / having / we / today / are / test / English.
9. looking out / the window / are /of / you / why ?
10. because / all / are / standing / the national / are / the students / singing / anthem / the people / around.
Exercise 8. Complete these sentences in the present continuous tense , using the verbs in brackets.

Exercise 3. Complete these sentences in the present continuous tense, using t...

Exercise 4. Complete these sentences in the present continuous tense, using the verbs in the box.

come / watch / live / have / work / tidy up / talk / wash / pick / go
1. Mary .......................... her room at present.
2. Andrew .......................... his car now.
3. My sister ........................ a film on TV at the moment.
4. The children ...................... flowers in the garden.
5. ...................... your brother ............................. or is he a student ?
6. Who ........................... Mary ......................... to on the telephone ?
7. ....................... you ................................ in a house or a flat ?
8. They ..................... breakfast at the restaurant right now.
9. ...................... you ............................. to the cinema with us ?
10. Why ............................ you always ....................... late ?

Exercise 5. Make questions for the underlined words.

1. They are building a metro between Üçkuyular and Bornova.
2. Gülsüm's parents are having tea on the balcony at the moment.
3. The mother is making a cake for the quests.
4. Melek is attending a course to improve her English.
5. Mr Brown is staying with his wife at a five-star hotel.
6. Galatasaray is playing football aganist Fenerbahçe this weekend.
7. The children are watching a Walt Disney film on TV.
8. The students are listening to the teacher silently and carefully.
9. The Workers on strike are starting work again tomorrow morning.
10. The members of Parliament are currently holding an assembly to
introducesume new laws.
11. Özgür and his family are going to Bodrum.
12. The doctor is checking a patient's ears now.

13. Mrs White is feeding her baby son.
14. The windows are slamming very badly.
15. The kettle on the electric cooker is boiling.
16. The washing machine is working very fast.
17. The tourists are looking for worms in the field.
18. The storks are looking for worms in the field.
19. The locals are trying to put out the fire.
20. The van is delivering bread to the shop.

Useful pattern sentences
Why are you driving so fast ?
My mother is doing the ironing at present.
His father says that his son is always coming home late.

Writing and speaking
1. Tell your partner to do something such as 'clean the board' and then :
a) ask him / her 'What are you doing ?'
b) tell the class what he / she is doing.
2. Cut out a lot of pictures from newspapers and magazines, and bring them to the class. Show them to the class and describe what she / he / they are doing.
3. Do some actions and tell your partner to describe what you are doing.

 Present Continuous Tense ( şimdiki zaman )

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