Beginning English -
Lesson 9 - Sports/Hobbies
This page: Present Continuous, present Participle, -er words
Pages in this lesson: Vocabulary - Grammar - Listening - Dialogue - Reading - Pronunciation - Dictation - Game
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.
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
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.
I like to run. -or- I like running. - or- I don't like to run. -or- I don't like running.
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 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.comments powered by Disqus
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