Beginning English -
Lesson 8 - Clothes
This page: Present Continuous, Present Participle, The verb "wear"
Pages in this lesson: Vocabulary - Grammar - Listening - Dialogue - Reading - Pronunciation - Dictation - Game
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.
Now write the sentences in the negative in the present continuous.
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
To describe clothing, we use the verb "wear" in the present continuous form.
She is wearing a blue skirt and jacket and a pink blouse.
Adjectives go before the thing that they are describing in English.
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.comments powered by Disqus
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