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Present Progressive - What are they doing?

A) Let' s remember some verbs...Write the ING form.

         
EAT  -                           DO -                            DELIVER -           DRINK -
 
         
 READ -                        TALK -                    WALK -                    WASH -
 
     
SING -                       LISTEN  -      WATCH -                  SLEEP -
 

B) Now, observe the verbs ending in -e.

      

WRITE - WRITING                      DANCE -                     DRIVE -                   RIDE -
 

C) WHAT ARE THEY DOING?

           

 Garfield is hungry. What is he doing?

He is sleeping.
He is eating a cake.
He is drinking soda.
 

Jeremy is at school now. What is he doing?

He is playing volleyball.
He is playing handball.
He is playing soccer.
 

D) Now it is your turn to write sentences using the Present Progressive. Use the words given.

                                What are they doing?

                                                            
He/ use the computer/now.                                                        They/ have a party/now.
                                                                    
 
                               He/ play/ baseball/ now.                                       
She/ sing /now.                                                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                 
 

E) Choose the right alternative:

Daniel ....... playing volleyball  now.
 is
are
 
The boys ......... watching TV now.
 is
 are
Jane  is ......... an apple.               
 eat
 eating
Natalia is ............. some water. 
 drink
 drinking
 
The teacher and the students ........ watching a video.
 is
 are
My parents .......resting now. 
 is
 are
 
Frederico is ............... rock n' roll.  
 dance
 dancing
What are you doing? I ......studying for the English test.
 am                
 is
                                                           
What is he doing? He is ................   
 sleeping
 sleep                                           
                                                          
 
Now it is cold and it is ............ 
 rains
 raining
I am ................. a film now.           
 walking
 watching
I am .............. an old car.      
 driving
 drinking