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How to form the Present Progressive Tense. The present progressive tense is the tense you use when you want to talk about what is going on right now.

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Presentación del tema: "How to form the Present Progressive Tense. The present progressive tense is the tense you use when you want to talk about what is going on right now."— Transcripción de la presentación:

1 How to form the Present Progressive Tense

2 The present progressive tense is the tense you use when you want to talk about what is going on right now. Forming the present progressive in Spanish is very easy. It is a two-step process. The first step is to write the correct form of the verb estar (dont forget accents!). I am studying.Yo estoy _________. She is eating. Ella está _________. We are listening.Nosotros estamos ___. They are writing. Ellos están ______.

3 The second step is to remove the –ar, -er, or –ir from the ending of the infinitive, and add -ando if the verb is an –ar verb and -iendo if the verb is an –er or –ir verb. I am studying. (estudiar)Yo estoy estudiando. She is eating. (comer) Ella está comiendo. We are listening. (escuchar)Nosotros estamos escuchando. They are writing. (escribir) Ellos están escribiendo.

4 Lets do some examples. Write the correct present progressive form of the given verb. Remember – its a two-part process. The answer will appear after 10 seconds. Juan una pizza. (comer) Ellos una canción. (cantar) Tú una carta. (escribir) Nosotros español. (estudiar) están cantando estás escribiendo está comiendo estamos estudiando

5 Lets do some practice. Complete these sentences with the correct present progressive form, according to the given verb. Tú_______ la Macarena. (bailar) estás bailando! Thats right… its está escribiendo! Eva _________ una carta. (escribir)

6 Heres some more practice. Nosotros no _______ para la prueba. (estudiar) estamos estudiando! Thats right… its están comprando! Uds. ________ ropa nueva para ir al colegio. (comprar)

7 Nosotros _______ una cena grande. (cocinar) estamos cocinando! Thats right… its están mirando! Teresa y Juan nos _______. (mirar)

8 VOILA! See how easy that was? Now try some on your own – click the button to do a practice quiz. Practice Quiz Replay


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