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# SIMPLE PRESENT TENSE

&
SIMPLE CONTINUOUS TENSE
SIMPLE PRESENT TENSE
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She walks.
3-1 FORM AND BASIC MEANING OF THE SIMPLE
PRESENT TENSE
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SINGULAR
1
st
PERSON
I walk
we walk
2
nd
PERSON
you walk you walk
she walks
he walks
it walks
they walk
3-1 FORM AND BASIC MEANING OF THE SIMPLE
PRESENT TENSE
3
rd
PERSON
PLURAL
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(a) I eat lunch every afternoon.
(b) Max drives to work every day.
(c) We get up every morning.
(d) Kyle calls Mimi every weekend.
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
M T W Th F Sat S
1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
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21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31
3-1 FORM AND BASIC MEANING OF THE SIMPLE
PRESENT TENSE
HABITS = USUAL ACTIVITIES
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We _____ television every day.
watch
watches
watch
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He _______ television every day.
watch watches
watches
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We ____ lunch at 12:00.
eat eats
eat
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Jara _____ a walk in the morning.
takes
take takes
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My friend ____ her horse every day.
ride rides
rides
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They always drink
tea with lunch.
3-2 USING FREQUENCY ADVERBS: ALWAYS, USUALLY,
OFTEN, SOMETIMES, SELDOM, RARELY, NEVER
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(d) Tia sometimes eats lunch at school.
(c) Josh often eats hamburgers.
100%
(a) Mary always eats lunch at school.
90%- 99%
(b) Mary usually eats lunch at school.
75%- 90%
25%- 75%
5%- 10%
1%- 10%
0%
(e) Tia seldom eats lunch at school.
(f) Eva rarely washes her car.
(g) Jay never goes to the zoo.
3-2 USING FREQUENCY ADVERBS: ALWAYS, USUALLY,
OFTEN, SOMETIMES, SELDOM, RARELY, NEVER
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Talia _______ feeds her dog.
Sun. Mon. Tues. Wed. Thurs. Fri. Sat.

always
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always
usually
often
sometimes
seldom
rarely
never

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always
usually
often
sometimes
seldom
rarely
never
Jara ______ watches TV.
Sun. Mon. Tues. Wed. Thurs. Fri. Sat.

seldom
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always
usually
often
sometimes
seldom
rarely
never

Luke _______ cooks dinner.

usually

Sun. Mon. Tues. Wed. Thurs. Fri. Sat.
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always
usually
often
sometimes
seldom
rarely
never
dinner.

sometimes

Sun. Mon. Tues. Wed. Thurs. Fri. Sat.
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She goes to
the library
once a week.
3-3 OTHER FREQUENCY EXPRESSIONS
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(a) She goes to the library
once a week.
twice a week.
five times a week.
Sun. Mon. Tues. Wed. Thurs. Fri. Sat.

3-3 OTHER FREQUENCY EXPRESSIONS
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(b) I go to school five times a week.
(c) I go to the movies twice a month.
(d) I go to the beach once a year.
3-3 OTHER FREQUENCY EXPRESSIONS
how many times
a day a week
a month a year
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every weeks
(e) I feed my dog every morning.
I ride my horse every week.
I wash my car every year.
Every
is
singular.
Correct? no
3-3 OTHER FREQUENCY EXPRESSIONS
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How often
do you
drink
coffee?
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Every
morning.
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So you

drink coffee?
always

Yes.

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always
usually
often
sometimes
seldom
rarely
never
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I know. She
drinks
coffee.

never
Mei doesnt
drink coffee.
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always
usually
often
sometimes
seldom
rarely
never
Simple Continuous Tense
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I am working in the
library right now.
4-1 BE + -ING: THE PRESENT PROGRESSIVE TENSE
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(b) Lily is working in the library right now.
(a) I am working in the library right now.
(c) You are working in the library right now.
am + -ing
is + -ing
are + -ing
Action is
right now.
present progressive tense am, is, are + -ing
4-1 BE + -ING: THE PRESENT PROGRESSIVE TENSE
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He _________.
What is the boy doing?
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What is the girl doing?
is painting
She _________.
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paint
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What are the children doing?
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They _________.
play
are playing
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What is the boy doing?
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He _______.
eat
is eating
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She is sitting.
4-2 SPELLING OF -ING
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The women _______________. are shaking hands
What are the women doing?
Rule 1: Drop the -e and add -ing
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shake hands
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What is Marta doing?

Rule 4: Add -ing; do not double the consonant
is picking flowers
Marta ______________.
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pick flowers
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It is raining
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What is it doing?
Rule 3: Add -ing; do not double the consonant
rain
_________.
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The girl __________.
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Rule 2: Double the consonant and add -ing
What is the girl doing?
is running
run
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She _______________.
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EXCEPTION to Rule 2: dont double w
What is the girl doing?
is blowing bubbles
blow bubbles
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He is not studying.
He is yawning.
4-3 THE PRESENT PROGRESSIVE: NEGATIVES
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(a) I am not studying.
I am yawning.
Shes walking.
(c) Scott and Katie arent crying.
Theyre laughing.
4-3 THE PRESENT PROGRESSIVE: NEGATIVES

Present progressive negative:
am
is
are

+ not + -ing
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David isnt walking.
Hes _____a bike.
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ride
riding
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Steven __________.
Hes ________.
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rest
work
working
isnt resting
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Ms. Taylor _______________.
Shes _________.
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take a picture
eating
not eating
is taking a picture