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Beginning English - Lesson 9 - Sports/Hobbies
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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

Describe what they are doing using the verb given.

She/ride a horse

1.  They/run



2.  He/play basketball



3.  He/swim



4.  He/ski



5.  He/hike



6.  They/ride bicycles





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.

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


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




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)

Write the person who does these activities.


1.  ride 

2.  ski 

3.  run 

4.  bowl 

5.  race 

6.  hike 


Find the Mistake

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

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.



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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Beginning English - Lesson 9 - Sports/Hobbies
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