Present Continuous ExamplesThe present continuous tense is used for actions happening now or for an action that is unfinished. This tense is also used when the action is temporary. How to Form the Present Continuous Tense The present continuous tense is formed with the subject plus the present particle form (-ing) of the main verb and the present continuous tense of the verb to be: am, is, are. One simple example of this tense is: He is swimming.Wishes and hypothesesLevel: intermediate Wishes We use the verb wish or the phrase if only to talk about things which we want but which are not possible: I wish I could see you next week.If only we could stop for a drink.I wish we had a bigger house.
Reading - Intermediate B1Whether you're travelling to the islands or the mountains of Thailand, you're likely to spend at least one night in its capital city on the way. Bangkok might be noisy and polluted but it's also an exciting city with plenty of things to see and do. Why not make it a longer stay? Where to stayPresent Continuous practiceThe present continuous is made from the present tense of the verb be and the –ing form of a verb: I am working You are working He is working
Talking about the futureLevel: intermediate When we know about the future, we normally use the present tense. 1. We use the present simple for something scheduled:Travelling abroadA Good morning. This is an announcement for all passengers travelling on the 9:25 flight TOM1223 to Rome. This flight is delayed by two hours because of bad weather. B Would all passengers travelling to Tokyo on flight FR3421 please have your boarding passes and passports ready for boarding. Flight FR3421 now boarding at gate 21.
Present Continuous Rules 1Forming the present continuous The present continuous of any verb is composed of two parts - the present tense of the verb to be + the present participle of the main verb. (The form of the present participle is: base+ing, e.g. talking, playing, moving, smiling) Examples: TO GO, present continuousGrammar - Intermediate to upper intermediateLook at these examples to see how third and mixed conditionals are used. We would have walked to the top of the mountain if the weather hadn't been so bad. If we'd moved to Scotland when I was a child, I would have a Scottish accent now. If she was really my friend, she wouldn't have lied to me. Try this exercise to test your grammar. Read the explanation to learn more.
Past simple – regular verbsThe past simple is the most common way of talking about past events or states which have finished. It is often used with past time references (e.g. yesterday, two years ago). Please explain past events or states! A past event could be one thing that happened in the past, or a repeated thing. I stopped at a zebra crossing. We carried on with the test.