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Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Primary School

Unit 8 Magnetic Max


Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Primary School

Unit 8 Magnetic Max

What is verb + ing ?


Examples :
drink + ing drinking
shout + ing shouting

When do we use verb + ing ?


We use the verb + ing in the
Present Continuous Tense and
Past Continuous Tense
The Present Continuous
Tense
We use the Present Continuous Tense to talk about
events that are happening now or occurring
temporarily.

Examples :

 Jane is reading her book now.


 My mother is talking to Uncle Sam at the
moment.
 The boys are cycling at the park.
The Present Continuous
Tense
We also use the Present Continuous Tense for plans
and arrangements in the future.

Examples :
 Mr Lee is painting the house next Thursday.
 Mr Thomas is leaving at 10 o’clock.
 We are going to Malaysia for our holiday.
 Mrs Lee and Jane are visiting the dentist
tomorrow.
The Present Continuous
Tense

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the Present Continuous Tense !
The Past Continuous
Tense
We use the Past Continuous Tense to talk about
events that began before another, and finished
after it.

Examples :

 Sally was reading when her mother called.


 When the phone rang, Peter was ironing his
shirt.
The Past Continuous
Tense
We use the Past Continuous Tense to talk about
events that had already started and were still
continuing at a particular time:

Examples :
 At five o'clock, it was raining.
 Johnny was doing his homework at ten
o’clock last night.
The Past Continuous
Tense
We use the Past Continuous Tense to talk about two
events that were both continuing at the same time in
the past. In this situation, we use the past
continuous for both actions:

Examples :

 Mum was cleaning the house while I was sleeping.


 Sally was crying while Mr Lee was listening to the
radio.
The Past Continuous
Tense
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the Past Continuous Tense !
The Present/Past Continuous Tense
- The ING Form Of The Verbs

1. To form the verb for the present or past continuous tense, we


usually add ing

eat eating
sleep sleeping
draw drawing

2. When the verb ends in an e, we need to drop the e and add ing

paste pasting
change changing
write writing
The Present/Past Continuous Tense
- The ING Form Of The Verbs
3. If a one syllable (with only one vowel sound) verb ends in one
consonant (for example p, t, r) that follows one vowel (for
example a, o, e), we double the consonant.

swim swimming
get getting
skip skipping

 Some verbs have irregular ing form

lie lying
die dying
travel travelling/traveling
Practice 1
Can you change the following verbs to verb
+ing ?
stand standing
drink drinking
boil boiling
jump jumping
draw drawing
think thinking
watch watching
match matching
miss missing
Practice 2
Can you change the following verbs to verb
+ing ?
step stepping
slip slipping
sit sitting
cut cutting
hit hitting
care caring
make making
bake baking
take taking
write writing
Are you ready to take the tests ?

Complete the following tests to check your understanding on


the present and past continuous tense.

3. Present Continuous Tense Quiz 1


4. Present Continuous Tense Quiz 2
5. Present Continuous Tense Quiz 3
6. Present Continuous Tense Quiz 4

8. Past Continuous Tense Quiz 1


9. Past Continuous Tense Quiz 2
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