Showing posts with label present continuous. Show all posts
Showing posts with label present continuous. Show all posts

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Ping Pong Grammar

Can you make the difference between present simple and present continuous? You can practise with this game. Choose the right answers to complete the sentences and get a chance to play ping pong.




Present Simple vs Present Continuous. Table tennis game

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Elementary Tenses Quiz Game

Learning English rules by heart is easy but do you know how to put them into practice? This game is a real challenge because you will find present simple, present continuous and pas simple sentences. Can you choose the right answer to complete the sentences and win the final prize? If you aren't sure about your choice, you can resort to three buttons that will be helpful. You won't certainly win a million dollars but it's fun for practice. At the end, tell me: did you find it easy or difficult?



Elementary Tenses by PilarDBD

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

One more Present Simple vs Present Continuous Game

Do you study English every day? Are you practising enough? Here's another Manic Miner game. You'll see some incomplete sentences and you'll have to fill in the gaps correctly, collect the key and jump down the toilet. You have five lives. Avoid contact with monsters or they will kill you. Incorrect answers drain your energy. Use the arrows to move left and right and the spacebar to jump. Can you make it to the next level? It gets more and more difficult, doesn't it? Are you improving your grammar skills? Keep on trying.




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Present Simple and Present Continuous Manic Miner Game

Hi there! I like going to concerts very much and I'm enjoying one right now. The people behind me are dancing and having a good time, we often have fun at concerts. Did you notice I was using present simple and present continuous in my introduction? Now practice with the Manic Miner Game. You'll see some incomplete sentences and you'll have to fill in the gaps correctly, collect the key and jump down the toilet. You have five lives. Avoid contact with monsters or they will kill you. Incorrect answers drain your energy. Use the arrows to move left and right and the spacebar to jump. Enjoy it!



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Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Present Simple vs Present Continuous: Sport Games



We use present simple for habits, routines, timetables and permanent states but when we want to talk about things that are happening at the moment of speaking, we use the present continuous. In the exercise below, you can play a football game or a basketball game by answering the same questions. There are ten questions and you have to choose the right option. If you do, you can shoot a penalty in the Soccer Game or a free throw in the Basketball Game. Prove your English skills and then your sport skills. Good luck, champion!

Present Continuous Soccer Review Game
Present Continuous Super Shooter Basketball Review Game

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Spelling for Continuous Tenses and Gerunds

In continuous tenses and gerunds, we mostly add -ing to the main verb but there are some exceptions to study.

When the verb ends in letter E, we drop it and then we add -ing. For example, write – writing. But the -ing form of the verb “see” is spelled S E E I N G.

For verbs ending in consonant plus accented vowel plus consonant, we double the last consonant before adding -ing, such as in swim – swimming.

In traditional British English, verbs ending in letter L, double that letter before writing -ing. Travel – travelling.

Verbs ending in -IE, drop the -IE and take letter Y plus -ing. Example: Lie – lying.




Have you studied these rules? Do you understand how grammar works? Then, move on to prove what you know in this exercise. There are four groups, you have to put the verbs in the correct group depending on their spelling when we add the -ing suffix. If your answer is wrong, the game itself will tell you. What are you waiting for? Start now!





Monday, 23 January 2012

Present Continuous

For affirmative sentences in the present continuous, we use the subject plus an auxiliary verb, which is the verb to be (I am, you are, he is, she is, it is, we are, you are, they are). The verb to be is always in agreement with the subject. After that, we write the main verb, which is the verb containing the key meaning of the sentence. But remember! The main verb always has an -ing ending in continuous tenses. There are spelling rules for verbs ending in -ing and you need to learn them by heart to have a good spelling.



For negations, we use not after the ausiliary verb, that is, the verb to be. There is a long form (am not, are not and is not) and short form ('m not, isn't, and aren't). Then, we put the verb with the -ing suffix. Now you might be thinking... what about questions? For questions we put the verb to be at the beginning of the sentence, always before the subject. After the subject, we put the verb ending in -ing.



We use the present continuous to talk about something that is happening now, at the moment of speaking. For example, now I'm telling you about the uses of the present continuous and you are checking a blog and listening to me. We also use the present continuous for something that is happening temporarily. For example, Kate is learning drums this year. It means that she's been going to classes from the start of the year and she's still taking lessons. After all this, you can start your exercises to check if your understanding of the present continuous is right. Ready? Read the activities below.




Choose the right answer for each case. Pay attention to grammar and capital letters.