Present Progressive- Small Talk

Level: Beginner

Topic: General

Grammar Topic: Verbs and Tenses

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Present Progressive- Small Talk

Ask and answer realistic questions from below, thinking about the present weather, day of 

the week etc to choose the right ones.

Probably realistic questions

 Are you doing anything (nice/ special) this weekend?

 Are you enjoying the (cooler) weather/ the summer/ the Olympics/ your new job/ the 

cherry blossom/…?

 Are you feeling better?/ How are you feeling?/ Are you recovering from your cold/ flu/

…?

 Are you following the baseball/ Game of Thrones/…?

 Are you going anywhere this weekend?

 Are you (still) working on…?

 Do you have any plans for the next holiday?

 Do you have any plans for this evening?

 Do you have any plans for this weekend?

 How are your family?/ How is your family?

 How’s business?

 How’s it going?/ How are you doing?

 How’s the weather outside now?

 How’s work?

 How’s your (baseball/ football/…) team doing?

 How’s your cold/ flu/ leg/ back/ hangover/…?

 How’s your project going?/ How’s… going?/ How are you getting on with…?

 I really like that tie/ shirt/… (that you are wearing). Wh…?

 Is it still raining/ snowing/…?

 It’s really noisy outside today, isn’t it? (Do you know what’s going on?)

 What are you working on at the moment?

 What’s (name) doing?

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