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1. FOCUS ON GRAMMAR:FOCUS ON GRAMMAR: TENSESTENSES Present Simple VS Present Continuous 2. Read some of the things Morgan saidRead some of the things Morgan said in his…
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  • 1. FOCUS ON GRAMMAR:FOCUS ON GRAMMAR: TENSESTENSES Present Simple VS Present Continuous
  • 2. Read some of the things Morgan saidRead some of the things Morgan said in his documentary Supersize Me:in his documentary Supersize Me: “Each day, one in four Americans visits a fast-food restaurant” “And this hunger for fast food isn’t just in America. It is happening on a global basis” “Mc Donald’s alone feeds more than 46 million people worldwide every day” Which sentences refer to a habit/routine? Which ones toWhich sentences refer to a habit/routine? Which ones to something that is taking place now? Which tense do yousomething that is taking place now? Which tense do you use in each case?use in each case?
  • 3. UsesUses We use the PRESENT SIMPLE for:  things that are always true or happen regularly. “Each day, one in four Americans visits a fast-food restaurant” “Mc Donald’s alone feeds more than 46 million people worldwide every day” We use the PRESENT CONTINUOUS for: actions in progress at the time of speaking, e.g. things that are happening now or around now. These are normally temporary, not habitual actions. “And this hunger for fast food isn’t just in America. It is happening on a global basis”
  • 4. Further PresentationFurther Presentation Double click on the video on the next slide to see more examples of the use of the present simple and present continuous tenses in context…
  • 5. Further presentationFurther presentation “What is she doing?” “She is working late”. (ACTION NOW – PRESENT CONTINUOUS) “Working late? Why is she doing that?” “It’s Monday. She always works late on Monday”. (ROUTINE – PRESENT SIMPLE)
  • 6. Form: Present SimpleForm: Present Simple Remember that adverbs of frequency (always, never, etc.) go before the main verb and after the verb to be.
  • 7. Form: Present ContinuousForm: Present Continuous
  • 8. You are ready to practise now!You are ready to practise now!
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