Did you notice that the email that Juliet sent was written in present continuous?
At the end of this topic you will differentiate information in present continuous in affirmative, negative and interrogative to express actions in progress, temporary situations and future arrangements related to extreme sports.
Present continuous tense is used to express different actions, do you remember which ones?
Of course! Actions that are in progress, temporary situations and future arrangements.
Read the following information:
It is time to practice the content you have gone through. In this exercise you will have to identify the use of the present continuous in each situation. This exercise is to practice, so you can take it as many times as you want.
Choose the right option for each sentence. You can know your score at the end of the exercise.
We use the present continuous tense to talk about actions in progress, temporary actions and future arrangements, so in this activity you will have to read a text about extreme sports, then you will have to analyze the content to answer some sentences, and finally you will have to write sentences in present continuous tense.
First, read the text about X-treme sports, then do the activity.
Now, you will have to write sentences using the present continuous tense.
Do you remember Juliet and Sophie? Juliet sent an email to Sophie telling her about her activities at York Valley Campsite, and you also remember that she used Present Continuous tense to talk about actions in progress, temporary situations and future arrangements. Well, now you will listen to a telephone conversation between Juliet and Sophie talking about extreme sports. You can repeat the audio several times.
Press the play button to listen the conversation.
According to the audio, choose the right moment (adverbial time) to the corresponding activity. You can know your score at the end of the exercise.
Jeff. (2017). Dive [photo].
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Now let’s imagine that you are on vacation in a touristic attraction where some extreme sports can be practiced.
In this activity you will put into practice the present continuous tense. You have to write an e-mail to a friend or relative telling him or her where you are, what you are doing at the moment, what you are doing for the five following days and finally what you are doing next weekend.
Write an email to a friend considering the following points:
Make sure it has the characteristics mentioned in the checklist which will help you to self-evalute. Here you have an example to compare it to your writing.
Sánchez, M. (2008). Saliendo de viaje [photo].
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As you have reviewed, you use the present continuous to talk about actions that are in progress, temporary situations and future arrangements. Now it’s your turn to practice the tense. This is what you have to do:
First, you will listen to Juliet talking about kitesurfing, one of her favorite extreme sports. She will mention where she is, why she is there, she will give as many details about kitesurfing, and when is she planning to practice it.
Press the kitesurfing image to listen to Juliet.
Now, you have to prepare a short speech about one extreme sport that you choose. The sport that you choose has to be different from all the sports Juliet and Sophie have mentioned during the unit. Your speech has to be 1 to 2 minutes talking.
First, check the aspects that are described in the rubric. Then, to have a self-evaluaction compare your audio to this example.
You have reviewed the structure and use of the present continuous. In the following exercise you will check your understanding about this tense.
Now you will have to identify if the following statements express actions in progress, temporary situations or future arrangements.
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