ESL Present Continuous

ESL Present Continuous

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ESL Present Continuous

Learn how to use the present continuous in English. In this video we take a look at the present simple. We look at some of its rules and common uses and present some examples to help beginners.

Okay guys. So today we are going to be talking about the present continuous. Let’s see what is the present continuous?

Well, here is an example. I am riding my bicycle. So here is an example of an event that you are doing right now. So right in this moment, I’m going up the hill. I’m cycling. My legs are moving. I’m tired. I am in this moment, I am riding my bicycle. Okay. So we use the present continuous for an event that has started but has not yet been completed. Or some people say that it’s an ongoing event, which it kind of is, but it’s better to think about it as an event that has started but has not yet completed. So I have jumped on my bicycle. I’ve started cycling, but I have not yet finished. I haven’t come off the bicycle yet, and gone to my bed and started relaxing yet. That’s how we use the present continuous. Here’s another explanation: Used talk about events, states, or actions that have started and not yet been completed.

For example we can say, “I am speaking to Mike.” In this moment, I’ve started speaking to Mike but I haven’t finished yet. Right now, I am speaking to Mike; “Hi, Mike.” Anyways, here we have a picture of a baby. I wish when I was a baby I was as smart to be studying like him, but in this case, the baby is studying. Right now the baby is saying, “I am studying.”

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ESL Present Continuous

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ESL Present Continuous

Learn how to use the present continuous in English. In this video we take a look at the present simple. We look at some of its rules and common uses and present some examples to help beginners.

Okay guys. So today we are going to be talking about the present continuous. Let’s see what is the present continuous?

Well, here is an example. I am riding my bicycle. So here is an example of an event that you are doing right now. So right in this moment, I’m going up the hill. I’m cycling. My legs are moving. I’m tired. I am in this moment, I am riding my bicycle. Okay. So we use the present continuous for an event that has started but has not yet been completed. Or some people say that it’s an ongoing event, which it kind of is, but it’s better to think about it as an event that has started but has not yet completed. So I have jumped on my bicycle. I’ve started cycling, but I have not yet finished. I haven’t come off the bicycle yet, and gone to my bed and started relaxing yet. That’s how we use the present continuous. Here’s another explanation: Used talk about events, states, or actions that have started and not yet been completed.

For example we can say, “I am speaking to Mike.” In this moment, I’ve started speaking to Mike but I haven’t finished yet. Right now, I am speaking to Mike; “Hi, Mike.” Anyways, here we have a picture of a baby. I wish when I was a baby I was as smart to be studying like him, but in this case, the baby is studying. Right now the baby is saying, “I am studying.”

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