Now that you have seen the differences between expressing activities that are part of your daily life (present simple) and activities that you are doing in this moment (present continuous), let’s check your progress.
Read the following text.
Now, identify if the following activities are Miranda’s daily routines or if they are activities she is doing right now.
1. She never has breakfast at home.
2. She’s trying to eat healthy food
3. She has a sandwich or a milkshake before she starts her lessons.
4. She’s taking a course in Coyoacán.
5. She finishes classes and I go home.
6. She never works on Fridays.
7. She’s learning how to use technology in a language classroom.
Now look at the photos below. Imagine that the pictures on the left are the activities you usually do on Wednesdays and that the pictures on the right are the activities you are doing today because you are on vacation. Write these ideas below the pictures. Use the given words.
usually / get up / 7.20
I usually get up at 7.20.
get up / 7.30 / today
I’m getting up at 7.30 today.
Congratulations, you have finished! Now, it is time to test if you really learnt the contents of this material. Answer the following questions or statements and check the column that best suits your situation.
I learnt useful words and expressions to talk about daily activities and activities happening now.
I can easily tell the difference between actions happening now and daily activities or routines.
I can identify effortlessly in a text or orally actions that are taking place at the moment and habits or routines.
I can write or speak efficiently about actions happening now or daily activities and routines.