Present Progressive - Signal Words

Actions taking place at the moment of speaking (now) Level: elementaryLevel 1

  • at the moment
  • now / just now / right now
  • Listen!
  • Look!

Arrangements for the near future Level: lower intermediateLevel 2

  • in the morning / in the afternoon / in the evening
  • at noon / tonight
  • tomorrow
  • next ...

Actions taking place only for a limited period of time Level: intermediateLevel 3

  • this week / this month / this year

Actions taking place around now (but not at the moment of speaking) Level: intermediateLevel 3

  • at the moment
  • now / just now / right now

Development, changing situations Level: upper intermediateLevel 4

  • more and more

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