Present continuous  (interrogative forms) Presente progresivo   (formas interrogativas)  
       
1) Short questions: Preguntas cortas:  
       
  To make short questions follow this structure: Para hacer preguntas cortas siga esta estructura:  
       
   
Verb to be:  subject  verb + '-ing'  object       (see
                same
Am  I reading a paper?         examples
Are you listening to this man?         below)
Is he playing golf?  
Is she phoning her boyfriend?  
Is it raining?    
Are we listening to his explanation?  
Are they greeting each other?  
         
                              ( ver
                       los mismos
                       ejemplos
  ¿Estoy leyendo el diario?                    abajo)        
  ¿Estás escuchando a este hombre?      
  ¿Está jugando al golf?      
  ¿Está llamando a su novio?      
  ¿Está lloviendo?      
  ¿Estamos escuchando su explicación?      
  ¿Se están saludando?      
 
       
             Am I reading a paper?        

 

¿Estoy leyendo el diario?

 
                                                                              Yes, I am   /  No, I am not                                                 Sí, estoy  /  No, no estoy.  
           Are you listening to this man?  

 

 

¿Estás escuchando a este hombre?

 
                                                                               Yes, I am  /  No, I am not                                                 Sí, estoy  /No, no estoy.  
     Is he playing golf?  

 


¿Está jugando al golf?

 
                                                                          Yes, he is  /  No, he isn`t                                                 Si, está   /  No, no está.  
                 Is she phoning her boyfriend?  


¿Está llamando a su novio?

 
                                     Yes, she is  /  No, she isn`t /  I don`t know                                                  Etc  
                           Is it raining?  


¿Está lloviendo?

 
                                                                Yes, it is  /  No, it isn´t                                              
           Are we listening to his explanation?             

 

¿Estamos escuchando su explicación?

 
                                                               Yes, we are  /  No, we aren`t    
                          Are they greeting each other?  

 

 

¿Se están saludando?

 
                                                               Yes, they are  /  No, they aren`t    
       
2) Wh questions Preguntas wh  
       
  To make wh questions follow this structure:  Para formular preguntas ''wh'' utiliza esta estructura:  
       
  A) To ask for very general actions or situations A) Para preguntar por acciones o situaciones en general  
       
 
Wh word verb to be subject    do + ing? 
       
What is he doing?
  is she doing?
  are they doing?
  am I doing?
  are you doing?
       
       
       
¿Qué   está haciendo?  (él)    
  está haciendo?  (ella)    
  están haciendo? (ellos)    
  estoy  haciendo?  (yo)    
  estás haciendo?  (tu)    
       
 
       
  B)To ask for more detailed actions or situations: B) Para preguntar por acciones o situaciones más detalladas  
       
 
Wh word verb to be subject other verb + ing?
       
What is he cooking?
  is she drawing?
  are they talking about?
  are they fishing?
  is it carrying?
       
Who is she phoning?
Who is he greeting?
       
Where is he sitting?
Where are they living?
       
       
¿Qué está cocinando?      
¿Qué está dibujando?      
¿De qué están hablando?      
¿Qué están pescando?      
¿Qué está llevando?      
       
¿A quién está hablando?      
¿A quién está saludando?      
       
¿Dónde está sentado?      
¿Dónde están viviendo?      
 
       
  Examples A    
       
     What is he doing?    
                                                          He is playing tennis.    
        What is she doing?    
                                                              She is playing baseball    
         What are they doing?    
                                                                   They are following the leader.    
           What am I doing?
                                                                       I am reading the newspaper.    
                    What are you doing?    
                                                                           I am making bubbles...           
  Examples B    
       
     
                    What is he cooking?    
                                           He is cooking fish.    
       
     
                        What is she drawing?    
                                               She is drawing a sketch    
       
     
                           What are they talking about?    
                                    They are talking about money.    
       
                
                                       What are they fishing?    
                                                    They are fishing salmon.    
       
     
                                       What is it carrying?    
                                                  It is carrying a pear.    
       
     
                                              Who is she phoning?    
                                                                  She is phoning her boyfriend.    
                                     Who is she greeting?    
                                                          She is greeting Bill Gates