Learning and understanding the Present Continuous Tense can be a bit of a challenge, so these free worksheets are here to help! Download these printable worksheets and have fun mastering the Present Continuous Tense.
What is present continuous tense?
Answer : The present continuous tense, also known as the present progressive tense, is a verb tense that is used to describe actions or events that are currently happening or in progress at the time of speaking. In the present continuous tense, the verb "to be" is used in the present tense (am, is, are) followed by a present participle (-ing form) of the main verb.
Present Continous Tense with examples for kids to understand.
a. I am eating breakfast right now.
b. She is studying for her exams.
c. They are playing soccer in the park.
The present continuous tense can also be used to describe actions or events that are planned or scheduled for the future, but this usage often includes a time expression to clarify the future time frame.
for example I am meeting my friends later today.
They are flying to Paris tomorrow.
With these worksheets, learners will get to practice the Present Continuous Tense with examples. Each exercise includes a set of sentences for students to fill in with the appropriate present continuous verb forms. With plenty of fill-in-the-blank exercises and detailed explanations, learners can easily understand and master this important tenses.
This worksheet can be used to reinforce the present continuous tense and even to introduce it to new learners. It contains exercises that vary in difficulty, from simply filling in the blanks with the appropriate conjugations of verbs, to creating complete sentences from incomplete dialogues. Not only does this worksheet provide a comprehensive review of the present continuous tense but it also provides students with plenty of practice opportunities for using this important grammar structure accurately. After completing these activities, learners will have an extensive understanding or the Present Continuous Tense and how it's used.
To get started, the worksheet begins by giving students a brief explanation of the Present Continuous Tense, including when and why it is used. Then, learners are provided with several examples of the tense along with detailed explanations for each example. After going through these examples, students have the chance to complete activities such as filling in the blanks with verbs conjugated in the present continuous and using words from a word bank to create sentences or dialogues using this tense. These exercises help students get real-world practice so they can apply what they learned from reading through the engaging explanation.
To further help learners solidify their knowledge, the worksheet also includes sentences using daily activities in the present continuous. This refreshes students’ understanding of the correct usage of the tense, strengthens their ability to write in it and ultimately makes its understanding more “real” for them by showing how this tense can be used in everyday conversations. Plus, with imperative sentences in the present continuous and other mixed exercises involving both questions and statements, learners are provided with ample practice which ensures that they know the key fundamentals of the present continuous when they put down the worksheet.
Students can complete this worksheet with any given vocabulary or set of regular or irregular verbs. This allows the instructor to build on their current level of knowledge and make the activities as simple or challenging as they see fit. Furthermore, with both gap-fill exercises to finish sentences and a variety of questions involving auxiliary verbs students are provided with an all-round worksheet that covers many areas of the present continuous tense in English.