Present Simple

Form and function of the Present Simple

 

Facts

 

Opinions

 

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

 

Change

 

Criticism of consistent behaviour

Present Simple or Continuous