The present simple-the present continuous-the present perfect

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1 Present Simple and Present Continuous

Uses
We use the PRESENT SIMPLE to talk about:

1) Regular habits and daily routines
I usually get up at 7 o'clock.
She doesn't often go to thecinema.

2) Present States
She lives in New York.
We have no money, but we´re happy

3) Feelings
I love walking around late at night during the summer.
She hates flying!

4) Opinions and statesof mind
He doesn't agree with you.
I think he is a wonderful student

Form
In statements we add –s or –es to verbs in the third person singular (ending, y changes to –ies: I carry; He carries).In questions and negative sentences we use the auxiliary does or do.
I
You
We
They
Watch
don’t watch


soap operas.

He
Shewatches
doesn’t watch

It rains
doesn’t rains a lot in November.

Do

I
you
we
they

watch soap operas?

rain a lot in November

Doeshe
she
it
Time adverbials we use with the Present Simple : usually, always, often, sometimes, on Saturdays, at weekends (on weekends US English), rarely, on occasion, never, seldom

PresentSimple Timeline


Present Simple – Practice
Write 5 sentences in Present Simple:

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Present Continuous
Uses
We use the PRESENT CONTINUOUS Tense to talk about:

1)Activitieshappening now.
The kids are watching TV.
I am sitting down, because I am tired

2)Activities happening around now, and not necessarily this very moment.
Sally is studying really hard for her examsthis week.
I am reading a really interesting book now.

Form

I ‘m/am
‘m/ am not
sitting
on the sofa.
He
She
It
‘s/is
‘s not/isn’t

working.
You
We
They
‘re/ are
‘renot/aren’t

walking

to school this week.

Am I sitting on the sofa?

Is
he
she
it
working?

Are you
we
they
walking
to school this week?

Time adverbials used with the Present...
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