- For facts
Water freezes at zero degrees.
The Earth revolves around the Sun.
Her mother is Peruvian.
- For habits
1-He drinks tea at breakfast.
2-She only eats fish.
3-They watch television regularly.
- For repeated actions or events
1-We catch the bus every morning.
2-It rains every afternoon in the hot season.
3-They drive to Monaco every summer.
- For instructions or directions
1-Open the packet and pour the contents into hot water.
2-You take the No.6 bus to Watney and then the No.10 to Bedford.
- For fixed arrangements
1-His mother arrives tomorrow.
2-Our holiday starts on the 26th of March
- With future constructions
1-She’ll see you before she leaves.
2-We’ll give it to her when she arrives.
1- He is reading a newspaper now.
2-She is sleeping at the moment.
3- the cat is eating the chicken.
*As we see these examples, we use the present continuous to talk about something that is happening now or around the time of speaking but the action not finished.
4- I Am living with my friends until I find a flat.
5- You are working hard today.
- As we see in these examples we can talk about temporary actions.
Form of Present continuous
- “He-She-It” + verb +ing
Keywords of Present Continuous
4-At the moment
Exercise For Present Simple & Present Continuous
Find the mistakes in the sentences and correct it;
1-water is boiling at 100 degrees Celsius. ( )
2-Look ! the woman eats the chicken. ( )
3-The moon is going around the earth. ( )
4-The bird sings now. ( )
5-It is raining in the winter. ( )
Put the verbs in the correct form using present simple or continuous:
1- Let’s go out, It ……..(not/rain) now.
2-We usually …….(grow) vegetables in our garden.
3-The river Nile…….(flow) into the Mediterranean.
4-He………(go) out at the moment.
5- Hurry up! It’s time to leave .” ok, I ……. (come).