Using the present continuous
Form: subject + ‘be’ (in the present) + verb-ing (You are reading… He is living etc…)
Use: To talk about something in progress now, around now or something temporary.
eg You’re (you are) reading English (now). (something in progress now)
eg I’m reading a good book about the history of aviation. (perhaps not at this moment but around now)
eg He’s living close to the airport. (suggests a temporary action)
Advanced Use: We can use the present continuous to talk about organised future plans.
eg I’m flying on Sunday. (organised future plan – it’s organised by the airline)
eg I’m eating in that new restaurant tomorrow night. (you have a reservation so it’s organised)
Check the diagram below for its form and two situations when we need to use it.