(You can learn about using the present continuous here.)
Practice 1: making the present continuous
Complete this letter using the present continuous (positive, negative and questions).
Thanks for your letter, it's great to hear from you again.
I (sit) outside in the garden at the moment while I (write) this letter. It's lovely and sunny, so I (wear) sunglasses and suntan lotion and I (drink) iced lemonade. I (plan) to relax all day today and do no work.
I (enjoy) myself here in London - there's lots to do. I (live) with some friends who (study) English with me. At the moment we (not go) to college because it's the holiday. We (go) shopping a lot instead. At the moment I (feel) a bit tired because I've been working very hard recently. My boyfriend (prepare) for an exam, so I (help) him to study for it. Poor George! He (not have) much fun with all the work!
What about you? What you (do) at the moment? you still (see) that tall, handsome guy? he still (talk) about buying a house with you?
Write and tell me all your news - I can't wait to hear from you.
Practice 2: common mistakes with the present continuous
Now look at the sentences below - some of these are correct, and some have common mistakes with making the present continuous. If you think the sentence is correct, choose 'correct', and if you think it is wrong, choose 'wrong'.