Grammar: Present Progressive on the web-site for teachers and learners of English as a secondary language from a German point of view
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Present Progressive
 
Form I             am/'m 

He
She        is/'s           + verb+-ing
Is

We
You        are/'re
They

Function
  • to describe action-in-progress 
  • to indicate a temporary state or action 
  • to indicate future 
  • to indicate disgust 
  • repeated actions happening for a short time 
Curriculum 1. Lehrplan
Klasse 5

2. Lehrbuch
previously done:

  • forms of to be
  • commands
 
Difficulties 1. form:
two parts: form of to be + -ing

2. function

  • for actions in progress like looking through a binocular or a magnifying glass
  • like watching a film in slow motion
  • strong emotional background in other cases
Situations
  • Watching photographs with actions-in-progress 
  • What's going on 
  • Guessing mimes 
  • What does it sound like 
  • Diaries with settled dates 
  • Finding time to meet 
  • It's always the same! Far too often!

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Beispiel:"if-
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Pattern practice:
present progressive (Kl.5)
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