We use Present Simple for
We use Present Continuous for
|1.||regular activities: routines / repeated actions / habits||things which are happening now or around now|
|2.||permanent actions / facts / laws of nature||temporary situations|
|3.||reviews / sports commentaries / narrations||changing situations|
|4.||timetables / programmes (future meaning)||fixed arrangements (in the near future)|
|5.||non-continuous (state or stative) verbs||repeated actions expressing annoyance|
TIME EXPRESSIONS (or KEY WORDS)
every other day
in the mornings
at seven o'clock
in (the) winter
once a day
all the time
from time to time
at the moment
Revise the USE and TIME EXPRESSIONS of Present Simple.
Revise the USE and TIME EXPRESSIONS of Present Continuous.
|Present Simple||Present Continuous|
|V / Vs||am / is / are + Ving|
***V — Verb (the infinitive of the verb without "to"/ Present Simple verb (for I, we, you, they). E.g. write, go, listen, etc.
Vs — Present Simple verb (for he, she, it). E.g. writes, goes, listens, etc. Revise how to add "s" to a verb here.
Ving — Verb ending in "-ing" (Present Participle). E.g. writing, going, listening, etc. Revise how to add "ing" to a verb here.