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  • 1. Present Simple or Present Continuous?
    1. The simple present tense
    Actions which happen regularly (for example, every day or every week)
    Habits
    Things which do not often change (for example, opinions and conditions)
    States
    Habit or State?
    Every day is a habit.
    Young-Mi goes to class every day.
    This implies that he spends Christmas with his parents every year. So, its a habit.
    Jerry spends Christmas with his parents.
    Beliefs and opinions are states. They don't often change.
    Anna believes in God.
    Santos always talks about his family.
    Always means this is a habit.
    Bianca lives in Florida.
    This is a state, because it doesn't change.

2. 1. The Continuous Present
Temporary
Situations
Actions which happen at the moment of speaking and are not intended to last.
Right now, John is winning, but the game isn't finished yet.
John is winning the game.
It is raining outside.
It's raining right now (but it may stop soon).
John and Paulare working in the library.
They are working there right now.
Jane is spending Christmas with his family.
He's spending Christmas with his family right now, this year. (Maybe next year he won't.)
3. are staying
are they doing
are they taking
is looking
Is she working
am studying
are you taking
am starting
4. are
doing
am standing
is moving
5. are
enjoying
are having
Is
spending
is buying
6. Choose the Right Option
Once a week, I ________ to an art class at the college.
go
go
am going
Look! Jenny ___________ into the water.
is jumping
jumps
is jumping
Marie isn't a Canadian. I ___________ she comes from France.
believe
believe
am believing
7. Choose the Right Option
Dont give the kids any cheese. They ________ it.
hate
hate
are hating
It ______________ really hard. We cannot go outside..
is snowing
snows
is snowing
My boyfriend ________ a Mercedes. He is quite rich!
drives
drives
is driving
8. Choose the Right Option
I___________ you are crazy!
think
think
am thinking
The teacher___________ lunch in the cafeteria everyday.
eats
eats
is eating
is studying
Sorry, John is not here. He___________ at the library.
studies
is studying
9. She is visiting
has
She
They work
they are visiting
They live
They are staying
wants
He is studying
She goes
She likes
10. Over the Telephone
Hi ! The gang and I ____________(spend) the weekend in the woods.
I ____________(organize) the food, because I _________(like) it.Dave __________(have) a big car with a trailer.
He __________ (check) the brakes right now.
Sam _________(set) the tent he _________(go) camping every year, so he_________ (have) a great tent and lots of other equipment. My wife ___________(think) we're crazy.
She __________(like) holidays in comfortable hotels, so she __________(visit) her mother in Paris.
are spending
am organizing
like
has
is checking
is setting
goes
has
thinks
likes
is visiting
11. A nice present for all my fellow Teachers
Feel free to use it in your classes and you dont have to give me credit for it.
Anyway, my name is Caty and I teach English in Queretaro.
All images are taken from a wonderful book called Interchange from Jack C. Richards, Cambridge University Press