Adults|Grammar|Elementary|22. Present Simple, Present Continuous

Present Simple and Present Continuous

Elementary

Present Simple vs. Present Continuous — both are present, but what’s the difference?

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Examples

✔️ My family usually watch films online. We don’t often go to the cinema and prefer sitting on the sofa with snacks.
But today, we are going to the cinema. We aren’t staying at home.

Timeline

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Forms

Present Simple (facts) Present Continuous (processes)
+ I, you, we, they + V1

He, she, it + Vs

am/is/are + Ving
I, you, we, they + don’t + V1

He, she, it + doesn’t + V1

Am/is/are NOT + Ving
? Do + I, you, we, they + V1?

Does + he, she, it + V1?

Are/Is/Am + 🙂 + Ving

Usage

Present Simple Present Continuous
often, usually, always, hardly ever

I always drink coffee in the morning.

now, right now

Liz is watering the plants right now.

every day, every week, every year

We work every day.

at the moment

My neighbors are having a party at the moment.

once a day, twice a week, 3 times a month

I go to the gym twice a week.

still

Are you still playing computer games?

typical phrases with «to be»

to be late for — How often are you late for work?

to be ill/sick — He is ill today.

to be tired — I am not often tired.

today

She doesn’t like sports, but today she is going to the gym.


Common mistakes

When are you usually going to sleep? ✔️ When do you usually go to sleep?

Choose the right option

Correct one mistake in each sentence

Complete the sentences with am/is/are or do/does in the positive or negative form

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Type short answers to the questions

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Match the questions and the answers

If you open the lesson plan you will be able to assign separate pages as homework or all the homework pages at once.

Урок Homework Курс
  • Theory: Present Simple, Present Continuous
  • Choose the correct option
  • Correct one mistake
  • Complete the sentences
  • Type short answers
  • Match the questions and the answers
  • Homework
  1. 1. Introductory lessons|Welcome! Your Personal Track
  2. 2. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|1. Present Tense. To be. Positive
  3. 3. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|2. Present. To be. Negative
  4. 4. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|3. Present Tense. To be. Questions
  5. 5. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|4. Possessive Determiners
  6. 6. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|5. Articles
  7. 7. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|6. Present Simple. All Verbs. Positive
  8. 8. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|7. Present Simple. All Verbs. Negative
  9. 9. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|8. Present Simple. Questions
  10. 10. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|9. Possessive's
  11. 11. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|10. Telling the time
  12. 12. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|11. Adverbs of frequency
  13. 13. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|12. Can/can't
  14. 14. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|13. Like doing
  15. 15. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|14. Object pronouns
  16. 16. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|15. Possessive pronouns
  17. 17. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|16. Past Simple (To be)
  18. 18. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|17. Past Simple: regular verbs
  19. 19. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|18. Past Simple: irregular verbs
  20. 20. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|19. There is/There are
  21. 21. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|20. There was/There were
  22. 22. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|21. Present Continuous
  23. 23. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|22. Present Simple, Present Continuous
  24. 24. Adults|Grammar|Elementary| 23. Countable / uncountable nouns
  25. 25. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|24. Quantifiers
  26. 26. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|25. Be going to (plans)
  27. 27. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|26. Be going to (predictions)
  28. 28. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|27. Comparative Adjectives
  29. 29. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|28. Superlative Adjectives
  30. 30. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|29. Adverbs
  31. 31. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|30. Present Perfect
  32. 32. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|31. Irregular Verbs
  33. 33. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|32. Prepositions
  34. 34. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|33. Am/is/are — questions
  35. 35. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|34. I am doing
  36. 36. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|35. Are you doing?
  37. 37. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|36. I do/work/like etc.
  38. 38. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|37. I don't...
  39. 39. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|38. Do you...
  40. 40. Adults|Grammar|Elementary|39. Am/is/are
  41. 41. Adults|Grammar|Pre-Intermediate|1. First Conditional
  42. 42. Adults|Grammar|Pre-Intermediate|2. Second Conditional
  43. 43. Adults|Grammar|Pre-Intermediate|3. First & Second Conditional
  44. 44. Adults|Grammar|Pre-Intermediate|7. Pr Perfect vs Past Simple
  45. 45. Adults|Grammar|Pre-Intermediate|8. Used to or Didn't use to
  46. 46. Adults|Grammar|Pre-Intermediate|9. To be + Past participle
  47. 47. Adults|Grammar|Pre-Intermediate|10. Defining Relative Clauses
  48. 48. Adults|Grammar|Pre-Intermediate|11. Past Simple
  49. 49. Adults|Grammar|Pre-Intermediate|12. Past Continuous
  50. 50. Adults|Grammar|Pre-Intermediate|13. Questions and Auxiliaries
  51. 51. Adults|Grammar|Pre-Intermediate|14. Conjunctions
  52. 52. Adults|Grammar|Pre-Intermediate|15. Going to