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This English lesson you will learn how to use present progressive tensehow to use present progressive tense

Present progressive tense adding  ing to the end of words.

Mr Bean is singing.

Mrs Bean is listening.

The dog is sleeping.

I am going home.

Present progressive can be used to show what's happening at the time of speaking, or right now.

Mr Bean is speaking to his mother on the phone right now.

Do not make any noise. The baby is sleeping.

Present progressive is also be used to show things occurring over a period of time  including the present.

I'm taking nine lessons at College.

Mr Jones is working at a KFC.

What are you doing these days?

The present progressive is sometimes used to indicate ongoing, developing, imminent or future actions.


Don't disturb Mr. Bean while he is watching the Manchester United on the TV.


I'm beginning to like learning English!


Mr Bean: Sweetheart, where are you?

Mrs Bean: I'm coming. Just let me finish putting my make up on.

Future (Note the use of future time words.)

Mr Bean: Are you going to the football match this weekend?

Mr Jones: I wish I could, but I'm going to my mother in laws this weekend


  Question                            Affirmative                                                
What am I doing? You're working.
What are you doing? I'm doing my homework.
What is he doing? He's talking to a friend.
What is she doing? She's watching a movie.
What are we doing? We're going to the movies.
What is it? It's an orange.
What are they doing?                       They're playing football.                      


 Question                           short answer+    short answer-
Am I working? Yes, you are.   No, you aren't.
Are you hungry?  Yes, I am.  No, I,m not.
 Is he old enough?  Yes, he is.  No, he isn,t
 Is she working?  Yes, she is.  No, she isn,t.
 Is it still warm?  Yes, it is.  No, it isn,t
 Are we still going to the party?           Yes, we are.  No, we aren,t.
 Are they good students?  Yes, they are.           No, they aren,t.