Present Progressive Tense (or Present Continuous Tense)

“Woman in a Blue Hat” Pablo Picasso, 1901


Each number has part A and part B. Part A uses a name. In part B, use a pronoun to represent the name in part A.

1a. Julie is skiing in the mountains this weekend. (ski)

1b. She’s going there with her friends, Jeff and Mary. (go)

2a. Jeff is reading a novel by Garcia Márquez.(read)

2b. He’s enjoying it a lot. (enjoy)

3a. Mary and Jeff are getting married in March. (get)

3b. They’re traveling to New York after the wedding. (travel)

4a. Is Rolando attending a class at Mission Campus? (Rolando, attend)

4b. Yes, he’s attending a Level Four class there. (attend)

5a. What are the students writing right now? (the students, write)

5b. They’re writing a short composition about their families. (write)

6a. Where are you playing soccer this afternoon?(you, play)

6b. We’re playing soccer at Dolores Park. (we, play)

7a. Are you buying clothes this afternoon? (you, buy)

7b. No, I’m not. I’m buying groceries at the supermarket. (buy)

8a. Is Jose visiting his grandmother today? (Jose, visit)

8b. No, he isn’t. He’s visiting his aunt and uncle. (he, visit)

9a. What color is Maria painting the living room walls? (Maria, paint)

9b. She’s painting them light blue. Do you think it’s a nice color?

10a. What are you trying to do? Be careful. That ladder is dangerous! (you, try)

10b. I’m trying to wash these windows. They’re very dirty. (I, try)

11a. You’re using the wrong soap. That’s dish soap. It won’t clean your windows. (you, use)

11b. You’re right. I’m using the wrong soap. (use)

12a. What is your sister wearing today? (your sister, wear)

12b. She’s wearing her new blue hat today. (she, wear)

Exchanges 2, Page 1 – Present Progressive Tense

Here is a video about Present Progressive with nice graphics and music.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghT81ByhIH4&w=425&h=349]

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