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Beginning English - Lesson 9 - Sports/Hobbies
This page: Present Continuous, present Participle, -er words
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Present Continuous/Present Participle Review

 

Remember that the present continuous describes an action that is happening right now.

I am playing. 

He is playing. 
She is playing. 

They are playing. 
You are playing. 
We are playing. 

 

Remember that to form the present participle, you usually add -ing.

play -->playing

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 letter "w").

run --> running
swim --> swimming

Practice
Describe what they are doing using the verb given.

example
She/ride a horse

1.  They/run

running

 

2.  He/play basketball

basketball

 

3.  He/swim

swimming

 

4.  He/ski

skiing

 

5.  He/hike

hiking

 

6.  They/ride bicycles

bicycling

 

 

Like

We can use the verb "like with two forms of the verb. We can use it with the gerund (the form of the verb with -ing) or with the infinitive ("to" and then the verb).

I like to swim.
I like swimming.

Practice
Describe if you like or don't like these activities. You can answer with "to" and the verb in the infinitive or the gerund.

example
run

Possible Answers
I like to run.  -or- I like running. - or- I don't like to run. -or- I don't like running.

1.  play volleyball

2.  swim

3.  ride a bicycle

4.  ski

5.  skate

    

 

-er

With many verbs we can add -er to the verb to indicate the person who does this activity.  

play (verb) - player (a person who plays)

If the verb already ends in a letter e, just add r.  

skate (verb) - skater (a person who skates)

If the verb ends in a consonant, vowel, consonant and the stress in on the last syllable, double the last letter.

swim (verb) - swimmer (a person who swims)

Practice
Write the person who does these activities.

example
teach

1.  ride 

2.  ski 

3.  run 

4.  bowl 

5.  race 

6.  hike 

 

Find the Mistake

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

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

1. They like swiming. 

2. She likes plaing baseball.

3. He likes sking.

4. I no like to hike. 

5. We like to play tenis.

 

Writing

Write a paragraph describing what you think your family and friends are doing right now. You can write on piece of paper or in the comments section below.

example  Kim is cleaning the house.   Mike is working on his computer.  etc.

You can write on piece of paper or in the comments section below.

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