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Beginner English | Present Continuous

Where is everyone?

Hana greets Daniel and shares what everyone is doing.
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Daniel: Hey, I'm really sorry I'm late. I came as fast as I could.

 

Hana: It's OK. Nobody has really come yet.

Daniel: Why? Where are they?

Hana: Well, John is shopping. He is getting some food.

Daniel: OK, what about Emma? Where is she?

Hana: Emma has an exam, so she is studying and she is going to come later.

Daniel: OK, how about Alex? I don't see him around.

Hana: Oh, Alex is over there. He is preparing for the BBQ.

Daniel: Oh, yeah, that's right. And how about Marcus and Emily?

Hana: They are over there. They are playing.

Daniel: Oh, so how many people are left? Who else is coming?

Hana: Uh, I don't know. No one has really contacted me yet.

Daniel: Oh, well, let's hope we can get around ten people maybe.

Hana: Yes, I hope so.

Daniel: Cool!

Grammar Patterns

Questions

  • What is he doing?
  • What is she doing?
  • What are they doing?

Affirmative

  • He is working.
  • She is shopping.
  • They are talking.

Negative

  • He is not coming.
  • She is not sleeping.
  • They are not working.

Yes / No Questions

  • Are you working?
  • Is she coming?
  • Are they helping you?

Short Response

  • Yes, sad but true
  • Yes, as a matter of fact
  • Yes, kind of
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