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Preview ESL The Present Continuous Tense Practice Booklet

This is a preview of a 42 page booklet of handouts, activities, and worksheets that can be used in ESL/EFL classes to review and practice the present continuous tense. It is available at Teachers Pay Teachers https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/ESL-The-Present-Continuous-Tense-Practice-Booklet-1858865
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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  • 1. 1 Image and Photo Credits: See Page 12. Preview The Present Continuous Tense Page 1 The present continuous tense is used to say what is happening right now. I am playing cards. I’m playing cards. I am not reading. I am not sleeping. I’m not reading. I’m not sleeping. You are playing cards. You’re playing cards. You are not reading. You are not sleeping. You’re not reading. You’re not sleeping. You aren’t reading. You aren’t sleeping. We are playing cards. We’re playing cards. We are not reading. We are not sleeping. We’re not reading. We’re not sleeping. We aren’t reading. We aren’t sleeping. They are playing cards. They’re playing cards. They are not reading. They are not sleeping. They’re not reading. They’re not sleeping. They aren’t reading. They aren’t sleeping. I am (not) -ing He She It is (not) -ing We You They are (not) -ing Mary is sleeping. She is sleeping. She’s sleeping. She is not reading. She’s not reading. She isn’t reading. Roger is reading. He is reading. He’s reading. He is not sleeping. He’s not sleeping. He isn’t sleeping.
  • 2. 2 Image and Photo Credits: See Page 12. Preview The Present Continuous Tense Page 2 Work in pairs. Ask and answer questions about the images below. Example 1: Student A: What is he doing? Student B: He’s eating a sandwich. Example 2: Student A: What are they doing? Student B: They are running.
  • 3. 3 Image and Photo Credits: See Page 12. Preview The Present Continuous Tense Page 5 The Present Continuous Tense Game Card Activity (Pictionary) Choose any of the task cards on pages 5 – 10 for this activity. Have a stop watch on hand. Divide the class into Teams A and B. One student from Team A comes up to the board and is handed a task card. The student draws a picture of the sentence on the board (without speaking) within an allotted period of time (30-60 seconds?). As the student is drawing, Team A tries to guess the sentence. Each sentence must begin with a pronoun (he, she, they). Team A must guess exactly what is on the card. If team A correctly guesses the sentence, they receive one point. Then it is Team B’s turn to pick a card, draw, and guess a sentence. He is reading. They are playing cards. He is eating a sandwich. She is sleeping.
  • 4. 4 Image and Photo Credits: See Page 12. Preview The Present Continuous Tense Page 11 Spelling Rules 1. base form of verb eat add –ing to the base form eat eating He is eating a sandwich. 2. base form ends in a consonant + -e bake drop the –e and add –ing bake baking Linda is baking a cake. 3. base form ends in one vowel + one consonant swim double the consonant and add –ing swim swimming Rick is swimming in the pool. 4. base form ends in one vowel + -w, -x, -y snow fix play add -ing to the base form snow snowing fix fixing play playing It is snowing. Mark is fixing the car. Justine is playing the piano. 5. base form ends in two vowels + one consonant sleep add –ing to the base form sleep sleeping Roger is sleeping. 6. base form ends in two consonants talk add –ing to the base form talk talking Denise is talking on the phone. 7. base form ends in ie lie Change -ie to -y and add -ing to the base form lie lying Benny is lying on the bed.
  • 5. 5 Image and Photo Credits: See Page 12. Preview The Present Continuous Tense Page 12 Write the -ing forms of the following words. 1. tie tying 7. bite ____________________ 2. sit ____________________ 8. push ____________________ 3. hurt ____________________ 9. rain ____________________ 4. die ____________________ 10. box ____________________ 5. stop ____________________ 11. dine ____________________ 6. get ____________________ 12. dream ____________________ Fill in the blank with the correct spelling of the the –ing form of the verb in parentheses. 1. Alma is ____________________ (tie) her shoes. 2. Gilbert and I are ____________________ (study) French. 3. Phillip is ____________________ (stand) in line. 4. The old man is ____________________ (sit) on a park bench. 5. It is ____________________ (snow) in Boston today. 6. Ben and Brenda are ____________________ (smile) for the camera. 7. Linda is ____________________ (mix) the cake batter. Alma is tying her shoes.
  • 6. 6 Image and Photo Credits: See Page 12. Preview The Present Continuous Tense Page 16 Negatives Tell a classmate what these people are doing. Then, say what they are not doing. Take turns. Example 1: Brad: eating a hamburger/running Brad is eating a hamburger. He isn’t running. Example 2: Richard and Monica: shopping at the mall/riding horses Richard and Monica are shopping at the mall. They aren’t riding horses. 1. Owen: chewing gum/drinking a glass of milk 2. Henry: sleeping/doing homework 3. Amelia: drinking a cup of coffee/eating peanuts 4. Ella and Logan: dancing/walking in the park 5. Benjamin and Ellie: sitting next to each other/exercising in the gym 6. Lucy: reading a magazine/cleaning the house 7. Dylan: talking on the phone/eating an apple 8. Mathew: playing tennis/swimming 9. Hunter: reading a comic book/studying 10. Norah and Lillian: drinking tea/doing yoga Carly is listening to music. She isn’t doing the laundry. Helen and Inez are doing the laundry. They aren’t listening to music.
  • 7. 7 Image and Photo Credits: See Page 12. Preview The Present Continuous Tense Page 20 Questions Question Word + Be + Subject + -ing Answer What + is + Roger + reading? He’s reading a comic book. What + are + you + reading? I’m reading a comic book. What + are + you + doing? We’re playing cards. What + are + they + doing? They’re playing cards. Where + are + you + playing cards? We’re playing cards at Ann’s house. Where + are + they + playing cards? They’re playing cards at Ann’s house. Why + is + Roger + reading a comic book? Because he likes comic books. Why + are Gina and Rose + playing cards? Because they enjoy card games. Make questions. Example: Alice is reading a book. (What) What is Alice reading? 1. Ralph is drinking a cup of coffee. (What)_____________________________________ 2. Jim and Sonya are painting the house. (Why)__________________________________ 3. You are watching a movie on Netflix. (What) __________________________________ 4. Theresa is reading a novel at the library. (Where) ______________________________ 5. Jean is texting her best friend. (Why) ______________________________________ 6. Dexter is waiting for the bus at the bus stop. (Where) __________________________
  • 8. 8 Image and Photo Credits: See Page 12. Preview The Present Continuous Tense Game Card Activity Page 22 Sound Effects Choose any of the game cards on pages 23 – 26 for this activity. Divide the students into pairs. Have each pair place their chairs back to back. Place the game cards where both students can reach them. One student picks a game card and mimes the action on the card while making the appropriate noise or sound effect. The other student cannot see the action. This student asks questions in order to guess the action being mimed. The object of the game is for the other student to guess the action from listening to the sound effect. If after 3 questions the student cannot guess the activity, he/she can turn around, watch the mime, and guess again. Students take turns drawing cards and miming with sound. Example 1: Student A: draws a card and reads it. The card says, “Make a smoothie”. The student mimes mixing fruits in a blender while making a loud mechanical sound or noise. Student B: Are you vacuuming the floor? Student A: No, I’m not. Student B: Are you mowing the grass? Student A: No, I’m not. Student B: Are you making a smoothie? Student A: Yes, I am. Example 2: Student A: draws a card and reads it. The card says, “Make a smoothie”. The student mimes mixing fruits in a blender while making a loud mechanical sound or noise. Student B: Are you vacuuming the floor? Student A: No, I’m not. Student B: Are you mowing the grass? Student A: No, I’m not. Student B: Are you driving a race car? Student A: No, I’m not. Student B turns around and watches the mime. Student B: Are you making a smoothie? Student A: Yes, I am.
  • 9. 9 Image and Photo Credits: See Page 12. Preview The Present Continuous Tense Sound Effects Game Card Activity Page 23
  • 10. 10 Image and Photo Credits: See Page 12. Preview The Present Continuous Tense Page 34 The present continuous tense is used to talk about: Actions that are happening at this precise moment We are eating dinner right now. Temporary actions I am walking to work this week. My car is in the repair shop until Saturday. Something that takes a long time to complete Dylan is studying economics at the university. Actions that contrast with previous actions Nowadays people are using Facebook and Twitter. People don’t often write letters. Future plans Our grandmother is visiting us three weeks from now. Tendencies, trends, and things that are changing The Universe is expanding. Something that is happening before and after a given time. At 7:00 p.m. we are usually eating dinner. The present continuous tense is used with the adverbs always, or constantly, in order to talk about: Something that happens again and again It is always raining in Portland. Angry feelings, or annoyance at things that happen again and again. You are always interrupting me when I am working. Leave me alone. I’m busy now.
  • 11. 11 Image and Photo Credits: See Page 12. Preview The Present Continuous Tense Board Game Page 39 What are you usually doing on Saturday? Directions Give each 4 students the game board on the next page and a die (or use a virtual die). Ask them to use a coin as a token. The first player rolls the die and moves forward the number of squares shown. The player then tells the others what he or she is usually doing at that time on Saturday. This game is a race to the finish. The student who is first to reach the finish square is the winner. At 7:00 a.m. on Saturday I am usually sleeping. At 12:30 p.m. on Saturday I am usually eating lunch. At 10:45 p.m. on Saturday I am usually singing along with the karaoke machine at a party.
  • 12. 12 Image and Photo Credits: See Page 12. The Present Continuous Tense Image and Photo Credits: Office.com Clip Art Bing Image Search/Creative Commons Images Clip Art Heaven www.clipartheaven.com Clker.com http://www.clker.com/cliparts/4/d/b/b/13189610791750432430Girl%20Feeding%20Her %20Cat.svg.hi.png http://www.clker.com/clipart-little-boy-big-umbrella.html Google Image Search http://photos.gograph.com/thumbs/CSP/CSP355/k3554415.jpg