We use the present simple:
– when something is true.
– for a situation that is permanent.
– to refer to habits or things we do regularly
– to describe a film or book.
The Present Continuous
(also known as the Present Progressive)
The present continuous (or Present progressive) is used to:
- Describe what we are doing at the present moment:
- Refer to an event we have planned for a future moment:
The Present continous is very easy to build. We make it using the present simple of ‘be’ + gerund (verb+ing)
We use the past simple when we want to talk about the past and we don’t have any special situation that requires us to use the present perfect, past perfect or past continuous.
1: We use the future simple with ‘will’ to predict the future.
2: a) Promises; b) requests; c) refusals
d) offers (or spontaneous reactions).
3: We also use the simple future in the first conditional.