Flathunting Scene 1 Language Focus

Ashlie and Rob cover some different ways to talk about disliking something and continue on to discuss the present continuous.

Task 1

Choose the right ending to finish the expressions.



Task 2

Match the examples of the present continuous with the right description.



Task 3

Finish the sentences from the last exercise by using the present continuous. Use 'always' if you need it.



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Submitted by arashjahanbakht on Sun, 21/08/2022 - 12:44


I'm wondering which one of these words is correct? "flathunting" or "flat-hunting"? Are they both acceptable in the examinations like IELTS?

Hi arashjahanbakht,

Good question! A lot of dictionaries don't include this word yet, so I can't find too much guidance. One that does include it is Collins Dictionary, which lists it as "flat-hunting", so in an exam I would spell it that way.


The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by lengocthuyduong on Fri, 18/10/2019 - 13:46

In the present continuous tense, can I use "at the present" as a synonym of "at the moment"? Or I have to use "at present"?

Hello lengocthuyduong,

The normal form in UK English is at present, not at the present.

You can say at the present time.

You can also use for the present, but this has a slightly different meaning. It implies something is temporary and not an ideal or intended situation.



The LearnEnglish Team