2nd lesson: Present ProgressiveForm of Present Progressive
Positive: He is speaking.
Negative: He is not speaking.
Question: Is he speaking? Use of Present Progressive
1. Present Progressive is used for actions in the present and focusses on the course or duration of the action.
2. Action taking place now
Being in the middle of doing something at the time of speaking.
Papamia is preparing the briefing.
I am looking for Shamsul’s phone number.
3. Action taking place for a limited period of time only.
4. Actions that don't take place regularly, but only temporarily.
Halytobe is on sick leave, that's why I am doing his job.
Three temporary employees are helping out this month.
5. Arranged future actions
Future actions that are already arranged (and maybe even jot down in a diary)
I am meeting Fsyukri at 5 pm.
Kak Najz is doing overtime tomorrow. Signal Words of Present Progressive:
at the moment, just, just now, Listen!, Look!, now, right now Exercise on Present Progressive
Complete the sentences in Present Progressive.
I (look for) _________ my pen.
Azizi (print out) _________ the contract.
As long as I am on holiday, Hanna and Johan (take care) _________ of everything.
Look! Shamil (wear) _________ a tie today.
That's because he (meet) _________ the big boss in the afternoon.
I (work / not) _________ tomorrow.
Kamarul (talk / not) _________ on the phone.
What (you / do) _________ ?
Where (Tasya / stay) _________ ?