Present Simple

4 Topics | 3 Quizzes
Present Continuous

5 Topics | 3 Quizzes
Present Simple and Present Continuous

4 Topics | 3 Quizzes
Past Simple

6 Topics | 3 Quizzes
Past Habits and States

3 Topics | 3 Quizzes
Past Continuous

3 Topics | 3 Quizzes
Past Simple and Past Continuous

1 Topic | 2 Quizzes
Present Perfect Simple

2 Topics | 5 Quizzes
Present Perfect Continuous

2 Topics | 2 Quizzes
Past Perfect Simple and Past Perfect Continuous

3 Topics | 4 Quizzes
Future Simple

2 Topics | 3 Quizzes
Be Going To

2 Topics | 2 Quizzes
Present Simple and Present Continuous for the Future

1 Topic | 1 Quiz
Future Continuous

2 Topics | 2 Quizzes
Future Perfect

4 Topics | 3 Quizzes
Adjectives and Adverbs

4 Topics | 3 Quizzes
Comparatives and Superlatives

1 Topic | 2 Quizzes
Question Tags

2 Topics | 2 Quizzes
Articles

3 Topics | 3 Quizzes
Verb Patterns

6 Topics | 3 Quizzes
Passive Voice

3 Topics | 4 Quizzes
Causative Have

3 Topics | 4 Quizzes
Reported Speech

4 Topics | 4 Quizzes
Impersonal Passive

3 Topics | 4 Quizzes
Zero Conditional

1 Topic | 1 Quiz
First Conditional

1 Topic | 2 Quizzes
Second Conditional

1 Topic | 2 Quizzes
Third Conditional

1 Topic | 3 Quizzes
Mixed Conditionals

1 Topic | 2 Quizzes
We use the **present continuous** to talk about:

**– Actions happening at the moment of speaking**

*Jason is chairing the meeting.
I’ll help you later. I‘m working on a report right now.
Are you watching TV?
I‘m not studying. I‘m just reading a book.*

**– Actions happening around the moment of speaking, not necessarily at the exact moment of speaking**

*I‘m doing an online English course.
We are working on a presentation together today. Now we‘re just having a short break but we’ll get back to it soon.
*

**– Temporary situations**

*I‘m working at home this week because builders are repainting our office.
She‘s not working with her team this month because she’s on a business trip.*

With these uses of the present continuous we often use expressions such as *at the moment*, *now*, *today*, *this week*, *this month*, etc.

We can also use the present continuous with *always* to **criticize** someone’s behavior.

*Hannah is always interrupting me during meetings. I’m getting really fed up with it.*