19nov, 2014 Class

Today we have B, G, and S.  Ye has an appointment.  Ya, I don’t know.


Continuous and Progressive mean the same thing.  Sometimes you will see one word or the other word when you look in books or online about grammar, using verbs.

We went through Progressive: Present, Past and Future

We have been working a lot on Progressive Present, so I took the opportunity to add Past and Future.

How to form Continuous/Progressive verbs:

  • We add To Be and a verb with -ing on the end.
  • There are 2 verbs to use : To Be, is a verb.  The -ing word is a different verb.

To Be – some form of it must be used!!!!
remember – I am, I was, I will be… 

After To Be word, you use -ing verb.

Use words like playing, running, eating…

With the 2 verbs together you make Continuous/Progressive
am eating lunch right now. 
I was eating lunch yesterday.
I will be eating lunch tomorrow. 

Remember the Future Simple of To Be is: Will Be.
it is not Will, it is Will Be.

Remember to always use a To Be word.
We never say I eating, I playing…never.  You will sound stupid and confuse people.  Mostly you will sound stupid. (I am joking a little with stupid.)

Class and Homework: 

Worksheets on present Progressive – 2 of them. We will review the worksheets in class next week.
They still forget to use To Be, must watch for this. 

Computer Lab

Next Class

All Present Progressive:

 – Games http://classlabs.wordpress.com/2014/11/16/present-continuous-games

The Princess and The Pea in 2 weeks.
I copied the story and made questions to answer for comprehension.
On my Practice English site http://toni-esl.com/quiz/2014/11/16/the-princess-and-the-pea-quiz

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prep for 29Oct 2014 class

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