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Revision of the present continuous and spelling changes made to the verb when creating the -ing form.
We use the present continuous for:
The present participle or -ing form is formed:
1/ Verb + -ing
to play > playing
to go > going
to eat > eating
to do > doing
to say > saying
2/ Verb + double the last consonant + ing
to get > get + t + ing > getting
to sit > sit + t + ing > sitting
to swim > swim + m + ing > swimming
to skip > skip + p + ing > skipping
to travel > travel + l + ing > travelling
to regret > regret + t + ing > regretting
3/ Verb + removing the -e + adding -ing
take > taking
make > making
shake > shaking
4/ Verb + removing the -ie + adding -ing
die > dying
lie > lying
The present continuous is formed
Subject + am/are/is + present participle or ing form
I am learning
you are learning
he is working
they are working
Are you now ready to communicate?
Yes, I am now ready to communicate.
Do you understand everything?
Yes, I do understand everything.
Are you returning to previous lessons?
Yes, I am returning to previous lessons when I don’t understand something.
You are understanding everything, am I right?
Yes you are right, I am understanding everything.
Is it important to pronounce well?
Yes it is very important to pronounce well.
Why is it important to pronounce well?
When you pronounce well, people understand you and it is easy to remember words.
How can I improve my pronunciation?
You are repeating everything out loud.
Are you enjoying the lessons?
Yes I am learning English and I am having fun.
Can you try and copy my accent?
Yes, I can try.
Why is it important to copy?
Because I am a native and it is important that a native can understand you.