Sally is on holiday. Read what Sally says about her life and her holiday.
Write 1 or 2 to match the paragraphs with the pictures on this page.
My name's Sally Jones . My husband , Jim , and I live in a big house in the centre of London . We have very busy lives . Jim works six days a week in a bank , and I'm an architect . I design buildings , usually office buildings , but my boss sometimes asks me to work on something different , like a block of flats . It's interesting work , but quite difficult . I sit all day in my office and I draw page after page of plans . I can't make mistakes . If I do , the buildings might fall down !
Because we work so hard , Jim and I really enjoy our free time . Right now , we're on holiday for a week in a small village in the Cotswolds . We're staying in a lovely little holiday cottage . I love the countryside ! Today , the sun's shining and I'm standing outside in the garden , doing my favourite thing - I'm painting some beautiful red roses . I'm really enjoying myself ! I'm not thinking about work at all ! Jim's enjoying himself , too . What's he doing ? He's playing golf , of course !
Read paragraph 2 again.
Choose T (true) or F (false) next to each statement below.
1 Sally and Jim are in London right now.
2 The weather is good today
3 Sally is in her office today.
4 Jim is on a golf course today
We can use the present continuous
to talk about what is true for a short time around now.be + -ing form of the verb
outside in the garden.
The sun’s shining
I’m not thinking
He isn’t working
today.Questions and short answers
What’s he doing?
A: Is he staying in that hotel?
B: Yes, he is. / No, he isn’t.
A: Are we sitting in the right seats?
B: Yes, we are. / No, we aren’t.
Read the prompts below. write four more prompts.
1- You are running to catch a bus.
2- You are eating a very spicy curry.