Grammar and pronunciation: Street entertainer
Present continuous tense
The present continuous tense is used for something happening at this very moment.
Question: What are you doing now?
Answer: I am reading Aaron Teaches.
Question: What is Chet doing?
Answer 1: Chet is waiting for a lull in the traffic.
Answer 2: Chet is positioning himself inside his hula hoop.
Answer 3: Chet is spinning around inside his hula hoop.
These six sentences use the present continuous tense.
(1) I am watching Chet.
(2) You are looking at Chet.
(3) She is wondering how Chet learned to spin inside a hula hoop.
(4) We are thinking about asking Chet how he learned to spin like that.
(5) You are giving Chet a dollar.
(6) They are taking photos of Chet.
Notice when you read this: I am watching Chet.
You hear this: I’m wacheenChet.
Notice when you read this: They are taking photos of Chet.
You hear this: There takeen fotozof Chet.
I am linking words. Suppose you repeat these two sentences:
1. I am watching Chet.
2. They are taking photos of Chet.
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