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Use the following exercise to practise your writing skills.
 

Describing what you are doing at the moment

 
Imagine that some of your friends are visiting you. While they are at your place, another friend is calling you on the phone. He or she asks what you are doing at the moment. Think about your answer and write it down. Use the present progressive tense as well as some adverbs of time such as just, right now, at the moment, etc. There is no right or wrong answer! You can take a look at the sample solution if you need to.
 
At the moment, some friends of mine are with me. We are just sitting around chatting. We are talking about old times. Some people are looking at photos from our school days. Others are searching for our classmates on the internet. Some are just smoking cigarettes outside.

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Speaking

Use the following exercise to practise your speaking skills!
 

Describing what someone is doing at the moment

Claudia is calling her friend Susan. Complete the dialogue using the Drag and Drop exercise! Then practise it (with a partner).
 
 
 
  • I'm good, thanks. How are you?
     
  • Yes, we are going to the theatre tonight. Would you like to come?
     
  • He's fine. He's just washing the car.
     
  • Not too busy to talk. I've got a few minutes.
     
  • I am just preparing lunch while the kids are playing outside.
     
  • Ok, sounds great! I'll see you then. Bye!
     
  • Hi Susan, how are you?
     
  • I'm fine. Are you busy right now?
     
  • What are you doing at the moment?
     
  • And how's your husband?
     
  • Oh okay. Do you have any special plans for today?
     
  • Yes, I would love to! I am just finishing my housework. Then I can come over.
     
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
You've done a great job!
 
 
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