11.1 Present Continuous
1 The Present Continuous describes an activity happening now.
She‘s wearing jeans.
I‘m studying English.
2 It also describes an activity in the near future.
I‘m playing tennis this afternoon.
Jane‘s seeing her boyfriend tonight.
|Yes/No questions||Short answers|
|Are you having a good time?
Is my English getting better?
Are they having a party?
|Yes, we are.
Yes, it is.
No, they aren’t.
Spelling of verb + -ing
1 Most verbs just add -ing.
2 If the infinitive ends in -e, drop the -e.
3 When a one-syllable verb has one vowel and ends in a consonant, double the consonant.
11.2 Present Simple and Present Continuous
1 The Present Simple describes things that are always true, or true for a long time.
I come from Switzerland.
He works in a bank.
2 The Present Continuous describes activities happening now, and temporary activities.
Why are you wearing a suit? You usually wear jeans.
11.3 Whose + possissive pronouns
Whose …? asks about possessin.
|Whose is this book?
Whose book is this?
Whose is it?
I read in bed.
We’ve got this jumper in red.
He’s talking to Mandy.
There’s a girl with fair hair.
I’m looking for a jumper.
I always pay by credit card.