Review of tenses
Present simple: Use for things you do every day, week, year, or which always true.
E.g: I usually work at home<pre>
She doesn't smoke.</pre>
Auxiliary verb= Do (I,You,We, They)/ Does (He, She, It).
Present Continuous: be+verb+ing Use for things that are happening now, at this moment.
E.g: I'm working.
You can also use the present continuos for future arrangements which have planned for a fixed time or place.
E.g: I'm seeing some friends tomorrow.
Going to: use for plans and predictions.
E.g: I'm going to work in the UK for six weeks.(PLAN)
I thing it's going to rain this afternoon.(PREDICTION)
We can omit to go, when is “going to go”
E.g: I'm going to go to school next week. Or I'm going to school next week.
Remember: Going to = Gonna (informal)
Past Simple: Use to talk about finished actions in the past.
E.g: I saw a good film last week.
I did not see her last night.
Auxiliary verb = Did
Did not= didn't
Remember use Did for questions and negatives.
Past Continuous Use to describe an action in progress at specific moment in the past.
E.g: At seven o'clock last night I was driving home.
Rembember: Was (I, He, She, It) / Were ( You, We, They)
Was not= wasn't
Were not= weren't
Past Simple or Past Continuous??
Use the past simple for finished actions. And past continuous for progressive actions.
E.g: I saw her. ( Past Simple)<pre>
I was writing a song. ( Past Continuous)</pre>
Will/ Will not + infinitive: Use for future predictions, instant decisions, offers and promisses.
E.g. She will be late. ( prediction) I will take the train.( decision) I will help you.( offer) I will always love you. ( promise)
...will not... =... won't...
I'll help you
I won' give up on us.
The future of there is/ are = There will be
The future of I can= I'll be able
Shall I... and Shall we : use for offer something.
E.g. Shall I open the door?
You can use in positive sentences with I and We, but it's very formal.
E.g. I shall write to you. Or I will write to you.