Tuesday, 15 September 2015


In this lesson we are going to compare the present simple and  present continuous tense. We are going to study the differences and do exercises together. It is a very common problem to confuse these to tenses.
Many students from Spain have problems in choosing the correct form of the verb when we talk about the “present”. Such problems arise because they translate from Spanish to English directly without paying attention to the communicative uses.
Here you can find exercises where you must work on the recognition between the two presents, both simple and continuous, and we'll check them out in class on Tuesday. GOOD LUCK!!

To download the activities: Present Simple vs. Present Continuous exercises

Some verbs are only (or mostly) used in simple tens es, and are not used in continuous tenses. An example of a simple tense is the present simple, or the past simple. An example of a continuous tense is the present continuous or past continuous. These verbs are called stative, or state verbs. A verb which isn’t stative is called a dynamic verb, and is usually an action. Often stative verbs are about liking or disliking something, or about a mental state, not about an action.

To download the stative verbs list, go to the following link: Stative Verbs List

For online activities:
Exercise 1
Exercise 2
Exercise 3
Exercise 4

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