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Rachel is in the computer room at college. Complete her conversation with Andrew. Put in a present continuous form of the verb.

Andrew: What (►) are you doing? (you / do)

Rachel: (►) I'm writing (I / write) a letter to a friend. He's a disc jockey. Vicky and I
(1) ................ (try) to organize a disco.

Andrew: That sounds a lot of work. How (2)…. (you / find) time for your studies?

Rachel: Well, as I said, Vicky (3)............... (help) me.

(4) (we / get) on all right. (5) (we / not / spend)

too much time on it. (6) .................... (it / not / take) me away from my studies,

don't worry about that. Oh, sorry, (7)....... .. (you / wait) for this computer?

Andrew: Yes, but there's no hurry.

Rachel: (8) (I / correct) the last bit of the letter. I've nearly finished.

Use(C)

What can you say in these situations? Add a sentence with the present continuous.

► A friend rings you up in the middle of 'Neighbours', your favourite soap opera. Is it important? I'm watching 'Neighbours'.

1 A friend is at your flat and suggests going out, but you can see rain outside.
I don't want to go out now. Look,..............

2 A friend rings you up at work.

Sorry, I can't talk now. ..........................

3 You want to get off the bus, but the man next to you is sitting on your coat.
Excuse me, ...............................

4 A friend wants to talk to you, but you have just started to write an important letter.

Can I talk to you later? .................................

5 You have been ill, but you're better now than you were.

I'm OK now.................................


4 The present simple



A Use

We use the present simple for

• thoughts and feelings: / think so, I likeit.

• states, things staying the same, facts and
things that are true for a long time:

We livequite near (see Unit 7).

• repeated actions: We comehere every week.

and also

• in phrases like I promise, I agree,etc:
I promiseI'll pay you back.

• in a negative question with why to make a
suggestion: Why don'twe goout?

For the future meaning of the present simple see Units 26 and 27.

The new term startsnext week.


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