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Tuesday, 4 January  2005  What are you doing?

For today's English Bites story, we went back to the University of Adelaide. While we were there, we asked Sarah 'What are you doing?'


So what are you doing here at the moment?

SARAH: I'm doing a Bachelor of Science. I'm just reading one of my textbooks for computer science, and I've got a few other subjects as well like Geology and Physics and just for a little bit of light relief, some history, European history.

So what are you learning about in this book today?

SARAH: Java programming language and I haven't done programming before so it's a whole new thing. It's like learning another language.

Are you enjoying it?

SARAH: Yes, except I'm finding it quite a steep learning curve.



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English Bites - What are you doing?
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what are you doing
When asking a question we say you after are.
are you?

What are you doing is the present continuous tense, the subject of today's spotlight.


I’m doing
I'm doing is the present continuous tense, the subject of today's spotlight.


I’m just reading
I'm reading is the present continuous tense, the subject of today's spotlight.


are you learning
This is the present continuous tense, the subject of today's spotlight.


Are you enjoying
This is the present continuous tense, the subject of today's spotlight.


I’m finding
I'm finding is the present continuous tense, the subject of today's spotlight.


steep learning curve
learning a lot very quickly



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