We use the present continuous to talk about temporary situations that are going
on now or ‘around now‘: before, during, and after the moment of speaking.
– Hurry up! We’re all waiting for you!
– ‘What are you doing?’ ‘I’m writing emails
– He’s working in Saudi Arabia at the moment.
For changes and developments, even if these are very long-lasting
– The climate is getting warmer
– The universe is expanding
– Petrol prices are going up again
For fixed plans and arrangements when we’ve agreed on the time and place.
– I’m meeting my parents today evening
– They are not coming tonight
Write questions. Use the present continuous.
1 What’s all that noise? (what / happen?) What is happening?
2 What’s the matter? (why / you / cry?)
3 Where’s your mother? (she / work / today?)
4 I haven’t seen you for ages. (what / you / do / these days?)
5 Amy is a student. (what / she / study?)
6 Who are those people? (what / they / do?)
7 I heard you started a new job. (you / enjoy / it?)
8 We’re not in a hurry. (why / you / walk / so fast?)