Present Simple

Present Continuous

V1

he/she/it + -s

 

1)Regular actions in the present

I usually study in the evenings.

2)Facts

The moon goes round the Earth.

 

 

am/is/are + Ving

 

 

1) Actions happening now/around now

I’m studying now.

2) Arrangements in the future

I’m meeting Pete tonight.

 

Markers

Present Simple

Present Continuous

always, often, usually/normally, sometimes, rarely, hardly ever, never

 

every day/week/month etc.

once/twice/3 times a day/week/year

at the moment, now, currently, at present

 

Look! Listen!

 

Stative verbs