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Estar + Gerundio

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Learn about the grammatical construction estar + gerund to express ongoing or temporary actions.

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Estar + gerundio Objectives: Learn about the grammatical construction estar + gerund to express ongoing or temporary actions. Identify the verbs that are used in the gerund with estar. Practice making sentences with verbs in the gerund and estar. Content: Introduction: The construction estar + gerund is used to talk about actions that are happening now or in a temporary way. Explanation: With estar + gerund, the verb in the gerund (ending in -ando/-iendo) expresses the action and estar indicates that this action is developing at the time of speaking. The verbs that are commonly used with estar are verbs of movement or change of state. Examples: Estoy nadando en la piscina. ¿Estás leyendo el periódico? No están trabajando hoy. Estaba esperando el autobús. Activity: Students must form short sentences using different verbs in the gerund and estar to practice the construction. Summary: Recap of the main points about using estar + gerund to express ongoing actions in a temporary way.


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