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Beginning English - Lesson 8 - Clothes
This page: Present Continuous, Present Participle, The verb "wear"
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Present Continuous

 

Video

Watch the "The English Minute" video below to learn how to form the present continuous in English. The English Minute (www.theenglishminute.com) is website designed for mobile phones that has short English lessons with videos.

 

We use the present continuous to describe something that is happening at this moment. We use the verb "to be" plus the present participle. The present participle is usually formed by adding "ing" to the verb (more detail on the present participle later on this page).

I am sleeping.

He is sleeping.
She is sleeping.

They are sleeping.
You are sleeping.
We are sleeping. 

Practice
Write the verb in the present continuous form.
Write the verb without a contraction as in the example.

example
She/watch TV

1.  He/play soccer

2.  We/listen to the radio

3.  You/go to the library

4.  I/cook lunch

5.  They/sleep

 

Now write the sentences in the negative in the present continuous.
Write the verb with a contraction as in the example.

example
She/watch TV

1.  He/play soccer

2.  We/listen to the radio

3.  You/go to the library

4.  I/cook lunch

5.  They/sleep

 

 

Present Participle

Video

Watch the "The English Minute" video below to learn how to form the present participle in English.

The present participle is usually formed by adding -ing to the verb.

walk --> walking

If the verb ends with a letter e, we remove the e before adding -ing.

drive --> driving

If the verb ends with a consonant, then a vowel, and then another consonant and the stress is on the last syllable, we double the last letter (except the letters "y" and "w").

run --> running
swim --> swimming

Practice
Change the verb to the present participle.

example
ride  

1.  dance  
 

2.  watch  
 

3.  open  
 

4.  hit  
 

5.  play  
 

6.  leave  
 

7.  write  
 

8.  sit  
 

9. read  
 

10.  put  
 

 

Wear

To describe clothing, we use the verb "wear" in the present continuous form.  

Model 1

She is wearing a blue skirt and jacket and a pink blouse.

Adjectives go before the thing that they are describing in English.

 

Practice
Describe the clothes that they are wearing.
Use the contraction of "She is" (She's) as in the example.

example

Model 2

red dress

red shoes

 

Model 3

green skirt

brown blouse

brown boots

 

Model 4

green t-shirt

green shoes

green shorts

 

Model 5

green hat

green pants

green coat

green gloves

green boots

 

Find the Mistake

Instructions
Find the errors in the sentences.  Write the sentences correctly.

example
She are a student. --> She is a student. 

1. I am wearing red dress. 

2. She is siting in the chair.

3. They are danceing.

4. She is wearing a orange skirt. 

5. He is wearing a jacket brown.

 

Writing

What are you wearing right now? Describe your clothes using "I'm wearing . . ." You can write on piece of paper or in the comments section below.

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