- We use the Present Continuous tense to speak about things which are happening now or things which are temporary.
I am not working now. I am on holiday.
Sally is listening to a new CD.
Who are you phoning?
- The Present Simple tense describes usual, repeated and permanent things – for example, always, usually, often, sometimes, never.
I work as an accountant.
John doesn’t know German.
How often do you play tennis?
- Compare how these two tenses are used.
Why are you walking to work? Don’t you usually go by bus?
I live in Kharkiv, but now I am living in Moscow.
Usually we have dinner at 7, but today we are having it at 9.