which one. Ask her.
--- Which newspaper do you read everyday?
4. You know that Liz's brother works. You want to know what he does.
--- - what does your brother do?
5. You know that Liz goes to the cinema a lot. You want to know how
often. Ask her.
--- How often do you go to the cinema?
6. You don't know whereLiz's mother lives. Ask Liz.
--- Where does your mother live ?
2.5 Complete using one of the following.
I apologise I insist I promise I recommend I suggest
1. It's a nice day. I suggest we go out for a walk.
2. I won't tell anybody what you said. ---. I promise
3. (in a restaurant) You must let me pay for the meal. ---. - I insist
4. --- for what I said about you. It wasn't true and Ishouldn't have
said it. - I apologize
5. The new restaurant in Hill Street is very good --- it. I recommend
UNIT 3. Present continuous and present simple (1) (I am doing and I
A. Study the explanations and compare the examples:
Present continuous (I am doing)
Use the continuous for something that is happening at or around the
time of speaking.
The action is not finished.
I am doing(now)
* The water is boiling. Can you turn it off?
* Listen to those people. What language are they speaking?
* Let's go out. It isn't raining now.
* 'Don't disturb me. I'm busy.' 'Why? What are you doing?'
* I'm going to bed now. Goodnight!
* Maria is in Britain at the moment. She's learning English.
Use the continuous for a temporary situation:
* I'm living with some friends until I finda flat.
* 'You're working hard today.' 'Yes, I've got a lot to do.'
See Unit I for more information.
Present simple (I do)
Use the simple for things in general or things that happen repeatedly.
* Water boils at 100 degrees celsius.
* Excuse me, do you speak English?
* It doesn't rain very much in summer.
* What do you usually do at weekends?
* What do you do? (= What's your job?)
*I always go to bed before midnight.
* Most people learn to swim when they are children.
Use the simple for a permanent situation:
* My parents live in London. They have lived there all their lives.
* John isn't lazy. He works very hard most of the time.
See Unit 2 for more information.
B. I always do and I'm always doing
Usually we say 'I always do something' (= I do it every time):
* Ialways go to work by car. (not 'I'm always going')
You can also say 'I'm always doing something', but this has a different
meaning. For example:
I've lost my key again. I'm always losing things.
'I'm always losing things' does not mean that I lose things every time.
It means that I lose things too often, more often than normal.
'You're always ~ing' means that you do something very often, moreoften
than the speaker thinks is normal or reasonable.
* You're always watching television. You should do something more
* John is never satisfied. He's always complaining.
3.1 Are the underlined verbs right or wrong? Correct the verbs that are
1. Water boils at 100 degrees celsius. RIGHT
2. The water boils. Can you turn it off? WRONG: is boilling
3.Look! That man tries to open the door of your car. --- wrong, is
4. Can you hear those people? What do they talk about? --- wrong, are
5. The moon goes round the earth. ---right
6. I must go now. It gets late. --- wrong, is getting
7. I usually go to work by car. --- right
8. 'Hurry up! It's time to leave.' 'OK, I come.' --- wrong, am coming
9. I hear you've got a newjob. How do you get on? --- wrong, are you
3.2 Put the verb in the correct form, present continuous or present
1. Let's go out. It isn't raining (not/rain) now.
2. Julia is very good at languages. She speaks (speak) four languages
3. Hurry up! Everybody --- (wait) for you. - is waiting
4. '--- (you/listen) to the radio?' 'No, you can turn it off.' - Are