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Present Simple

Form and function of the Present Simple






Habitual actions

Exceptions & Spelling notes

Present Simple 2

Further functions of the Present Simple

Instructions & directions

Stories & commentaries

Performative utterances

Newspaper Headlines

Present Continuous

Form and Function of the Present Continuous


What is happening now

Present Continuous 2

Further functions of the Present Continuous


Temporary states


Repeated actions




Criticism of consistent behaviour

Present Simple or Continuous

Differences between the Present Simple and Present Continuous


Permanent or Temporary states


Stative & Dynamic verbs

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