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