|The water is boiling. Could you turn it off, please?
Listen to those people. What language are they speaking?
“Where’s Tom?” “He’s playing tennis.”
(you find a stranger in your room) What are you doing here?
Maria is in Canada for three months. She’s learning English.
|Water boils at 100 degrees Celsius.
Excuse me, do you speak English?
Tom plays tennis every Saturday.
What do you usually do on the weekend?
What do you do? ( = What’s your job?)
Most people learn to swim when they are children.
|Use the present continuous for a temporary situation:
I’m living with some friends until I can find an apartment.
Mary usually has a summer job, but she isn’t working this summer.
|Use the simple present for a permanent situation:
My parents live in Boston. They have been there for 20 years.
Jack doesn’t work during the summer. He always takes a long vacation.