Hi guys, and welcome to 15mins.today the home of English Shadowing. This is your host Gavin and today we are doing InTense Episode 4.
Today is an interesting one because I won't be doing a specific tense. Instead I am going to do some words, and these are a number of verbs that are used only, most of the time, in the simple tenses. So, what it means is they almost never get used in the continuous or progressive tenses, and the reason I'm doing this because I have first-hand experience of some students who use these verbs incorrectly. So, let's get cracking and let's get going with a list. So, the words that I usually use, just with the simple tenses and not with progressive or continuous tenses are:
want, need, prefer, have (meaning to process), like, love, hate, belong, see, hear, know, realize, believe, suppose, mean, understand, remember, forget, seem
Now of course in English there are always exceptions, but for the most part, these words are not used with these tenses: “I am wanting to do this.” no “I want to do this.” So, without further ado let's do some examples with questions. Okay let's go:
Do you want coffee now? Yes, I want coffee now.
Do you want coffee now? No, I do not want coffee now.
Does John belong in this group? Yes, he belongs in this group.
Does John belong in this group? No, he does not belong in this group.
Do you realize it is too late? Yes, I realize it is too late.
Do you realize it is too late? No, I do not realize that it is too late.
Do you have some tea? Yes, I have some tea.
Do you have some tea? No, I do not have any tea.
Do you like chicken? Yes, I like chicken.
Do you like chicken? No, I do not like chicken.
What do you mean? What I mean is that, for example, cyan and turquoise are the same color.
Does Peter seem happy now? Yes, Peter seems happy now.
Does Peter seem happy now? No, Peter does not seem happy now.
Do you forget to eat breakfast? Yes, I forget to eat breakfast sometimes.
Do you forget to eat breakfast? No, I never forget to eat breakfast.
Does Mary have a car? Yes, she has a car.
Does Mary have a car? No, she does not have a car.
Does this seem like a good idea? Yes, it seems like a good idea.
Does this seem like a good idea? No, it does not seem like a good idea.
Great, well I hope you enjoyed that. Don't forget to practice and practice and repeat. Have a great day and catch you next time. Thank you guys, bye!