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Present continuous (I am doing)
We use the continuous for things happening at or around the time of speaking.
The action is not complete.
- The water is boiling. Can you turn it off?
- Listen to those people. What language are they speaking?
- Let’s go out. It isn’t raining now.
- I am busy. What are you doing?
- I’m getting hungry. Let’s go and eat.
- Kate wants to work in Italy, so she’s learning Italian.
- The population of the world is increasing very fast.
We use the continuous for temporary situations:
- I’m living with some friends until I find a place of my own.
- a: You’reworkinghard today.
b : Yes, 1have a lot to do.
Present simple (I do)
We use the simple for things in general or things that happen repeatedly ……………………….
The action in general
- Water boils at 100 degrees Celsius.
- Excuse me, do you speak English?
- It doesn’t rain very much in summer.
- What do you usually do at weekends?
- I always get hungry in the afternoon.
- Most peopLe learn to swim when they are children.
- Every day the population of the world increases by about 200,000 people.
We use the simple for permanent situations:
- My parents live in London. They have lived there all their lives.
- Joe isn’t lazy. He works hard most of the time.
I always do and I’m always doing
I always do (something) = I do it every time:
– I always go to work by car. (not I’m aLways going)
‘I am always doing something’ has a different meaning.
- You’re always playing computer games. You should do something more active. (=You play computer games too often)
- Sim is never satisfied. He’s always complaining. (= He complains too much)