Tenses with Present meaning

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Present Simple используется для обозначения:

-      регулярных действий (I get up at 6 o’clock every morning.)
-      действий по расписанию (The train leaves at 4.30.)
-      фактов, которые всегда истинны (The Sun rises in the East.

Слова-подсказки: usually (обычно), often (часто), sometimes (иногда), always (всегда), every day/week/month/year (каждый(ую) день/неделю/месяц/год)

Present Continuous используется

-      когда действие происходит прямо сейчас (I am reading an interesting book.)
-      когда действие происходит в течение более долгого времени, но постоянно (I am working hard this week. She is learning Spanish this year.)
-      для планов на будущее (We are travelling to France this summer.)

Слова-подсказки: now (сейчас), at the moment (в этот момент), right now (прямо сейчас), this week/month/year (На этой неделе/В этом /месяце/году).

Present Perfect Continuous используется, когда

- действие началось, длилось и закончилось к моменту речи, а результат виден сейчас: Oh, you are absolutely wet. It has been raining.
- действие началось в прошлом и продолжается сейчас: I have been learning Spanish for two years.

Примеры использования Tenses with Present meaning

  • Emily is smelling the flowers. -
  • I usually walk to work. -
  • My mother never goes to bed before eleven pm. -
  • Alice is studying, call her later. -
  • Dad is working now. -
  • They rarely have meetings on Fridays. -
  • Are you going to the library now? -
  • Jack is not reading, he is playing computer games now. -
  • Who are you talking to right now? -
  • They are doing absolutely stupid things! -
  • We do not go to the theatre often. -
  • Is your mother doing the washing-up now? -
  • I have not been dancing for a long time. -
  • My parents don't like my new house. -
  • It is not snowing, we can go! -
  • Does Susan go to university three times a week? -
  • I am thinking about our holiday now. -
  • Where is Emily rushing now? -
  • Has Lola been running for an hour already? -
  • My grandparents have been travelling for two weeks. -
  • Do you travel a lot? -
  • What are you doing after the class? -
  • How long has James been playing the guitar? -
  • How often do they go to the gym? -
  • How long have you been living in Paris? -
  • They have not been talking to us for a week. -
  • What does Emily do in her free time? -
  • Anna resembles her grandmother very much. -
  • I am not doing anything right now. -
  • Have you been waiting here long? -
  • My friend drinks five cups of coffee every day. -
  • Ted is looking at you. -
  • Paul does not work at the pharmacy any more. -
  • Lilly is not answering her phone, I am worried. -
  • Mary doesn't drive. -
  • They are not cooking at the moment. -
  • My dad has been learning Finnish for five years. -
  • Lucy has not been calling me for a month. -
  • We have not been living in London for two years. -
  • Where do you go every Sunday morning? -
  • I don't think you should buy this bag. -
  • Tom is playing football at the moment. -
  • We often eat healthy food. -
  • How long has your wife been studying economics? -
  • We have been living in this house for seven months. -
  • It is raining, we don't want to go anywhere. -
  • I am going to the supermarket, do you need anything? -
  • I have been playing football since I was four. -