Present Progressive

The Present Progressive (Continuous) is a form of the verb that shows the action or state is in progress (continues) in the present.

For example: Lisa is dancing right now.

Present Progressive Story 1

Present Progressive Story 1

 

 

 

 

Who are they? Where are they? What are they doing?

Now Janet is in her house. She is sitting on a wooden chair. She is holding a coat. She is fixing it.

James is Janet's husband. He is sitting in front of her. He is fixing clothes too.

Elizabeth is sitting next to James. She is Janet's sister. Right now she is helping Janet and James. They are working together. They are fixing clothes.  

At this moment a man is coming in. He is wearing dark clothes. He is carrying a pile of clothes. They are all working very hard.

Exercises

A. Answer the following questions. Use the Present Progressive tense.

1. Where is Janet sitting now? What is she doing?

Answer:

2. Where is James sitting now? What is he doing?

Answer:

3. Who is coming in at this moment? What is he carrying?

Answer:

B. Rewrite the following sentences as negative sentences, yes/no questions, WH-questions (using the underlined word) and tag questions.


Examples for the sentence "Dan is eating now."


Negative:Dan is not eating now.

Yes/No Question: Is Dan eating now?

WH-Question: When is Dan eating?

Tag Question: Dan is eating now, isn't he?



 

 

 

1. She is sitting on a wooden chair.

Negative:

Yes/No Question:

WH-Question:

Tag Question:


2. She is holding a coat..

Negative:

Yes/No Question:

WH-Question:

Tag Question:


3. He is wearing dark clothes.

Negative:

Yes/No Question:

WH-Question:

Tag Question:

C. Rewrite the story using contractions.

Now Janet is in her house. She is sitting on a wooden chair. She is holding a coat. She is fixing it.

James is Janet's husband. He is sitting in front of her. He is fixing clothes too.

Elizabeth is sitting next to James. She is Janet's sister. Right now she is helping Janet and James. They are working together. They are fixing clothes.  

At this moment a man is coming in. He is wearing dark clothes. He is carrying a pile of clothes. They are all working very hard.

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