Step Four.1

 

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Present
Tenses
die gegen-
wärtigen Zeiten
les temps
présents
i tempi
presenti
los tiempos
presentes
os tempos
presentes
Listen & repeat
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The Simple
Present Tense

I smoke.

Do you smoke?

No, I don't smoke.
.= habit or custom
= the long-term present
= now, before and soon


Martin
smokes.

Does he? Does his
wife smoke too?

No, she
doesn't smoke.
       
The Present
Continuous Tense

Sh! I'm
smoking...

Martin, are you
smoking?

No, darling, I'm
not smoking now.
= now, at this moment


The Present
Perfect Tense
I've smoked
over 1,000
cigarettes.
Have you
enjoyed
smoking them?
No, I haven't
really enjoyed
them at all.
= until and including now
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The Present Perfect Continuous Tense
I've been smoking
for 6 months now,
since Christmas.
But have
you been
enjoying it?
No, I haven't
really been
enjoying it.
= as above, but stressing
continuity = non-stop...

 

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Present Conditionals


Present
Conditional 1
If I smoked
I'd be
happy.
But would
you be healthy
if you smoked?
No, I wouldn't
really be healthy
if I smoked.
= habit or custom
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Present
Conditional 2

= now, at this moment
If I was smoking
now, I'd be
happy
Yes, but
would you
smell nice?
No, I wouldn't
smell nice if I
was smoking

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