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to be + verb+ -ing (present progressive form)
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Statements
 
subject
helping verb
negation
verb+ing
object
Adv.of Place
Mrs Cooper
is/'s








 

 
laying
the table
in the dining room.
She
 
putting
 
knives

 
 
 
 
 

on the table












 

Tony
(not)
forks
He
(not)
spoons
I
am /'m
(not)
cups
Tom and Sue
are/'re








 

 
plates
They
(not)
sugar
We
not
milk
Tom, you
(not)
toast
You
aren't
butter
Sue, you
are not /never
helping
 
in the kitchen!

Questions   and    Answers
 
helping verb
neg.
subject
verb+ing
object
adv. of place
?
Yes/No-answers
Are
 
you
watching
TV
in your bedroom
?
No, I'm not
Is
 
she 
making
the beds
upstairs
?
No, he isn't.
Is 
 
Tony
cleaning
the taxi
in the garage
?
Yes he is.
Isn't
he
doing
any work
in the garden
?
No, he isn't.
Are
 
Tony +Sue
sitting
 
in the living-room
?
No, they aren't.
Aren't
I
getting
an armchair
in this house
?
Of course, you' re. Here you are.



 

Situations:

1. This is the Cooper  family

Tom Cooper              Sue Cooper         Tony Cooper    Alan Cooper   Molly Cooper

2. Where is Mrs Cooper? She is in the kitchen. She is getting knives, forks, spoons, cups, plates,  sugar, milk, toast and butter.

What is she doing?

She is laying the table.

Where is she laying the table?

She is laying the table in the dining-room.

What is she putting on the table? It's breakfast time.

She is putting knives on the table.

She is putting forks on the table.

She is putting knives and forks on the table.

She is putting spoons on the table.

She is putting knives, forks and spoons on the table....

3. Today is Groundhog Day 

 It's Sunday morning. The Cooper family is sitting in the sitting room. Molly Cooper is playing tennis.

Where is Tony? Listen, he is in the kitchen now.
 

What is he doing? Yes, you're right.

4. The next day is ...Monday. Mrs Cooper is still sleeping. Where are Sue and her dad. They are in the kitchen. They are getting knives and forks and spoons from the kitchen.

They are laying the table now.

They are putting knives on the table...


5. Mum is coming. Where is Tony? Listen to Sue.

Mum, Tony isn't laying the table.

He isn't putting knives on the table.

He isn't putting forks on the table.....

Mrs Cooper: What is he doing?

6. Mum is calling. Tony where are you? What are you doing?
    I'm not laying the table.

I'm not putting knives on the table...

I'm playing computer. 
 

7. This morning, it's Tuesday. Mrs Cooper is coming downstairs. Nobody is in the sitting room.

She is shouting:
 

Tony, are you watching TV in your bedroom?  No, Mum, I'm not.
Sue, are you making your bed? No, Mum, I'm not.
Tom, is Tony doing his work?  No, Molly, he isn't.
Is Sue cleaning the taxi?  No, Molly, she isn't.
Are Tony and Sue sitting in the living room? Yes, Molly, they are.
What are they doing?
Oh, no, they are watching TV.
Aren't I getting an armchair, Tom?  Of course, you are. 
Here you are, Molly. .


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