The Angry Boss
Read this dialogue between Amanda, the boss, and her colleague, David. Fill in the spaces with verbs in the present continuous.
Amanda: David, can you come in here please?
David: Yes, Amanda?
Amanda: What __ARE YOU DOING__ (do) on the Carson deal at the moment?
David: Many things. I __AM COLLECTING__ (collect) a list of fax numbers and e-mail addresses and I __AM SENDING__ (send) important documents to the others on the Carson team.
Amanda: It's not enough. Things __ARE MOVING__ (move) too slowly on the deal. I want everybody working on this. I __AM WORKING__ (work) on this every day until midnight. Even my doctor husband __IS HELPING__ (help) me and I __AM SLEEPING__ (sleep) only five hours a night. I'm exhausted!
David: I'm sorry, Amanda. It's true everything __IS HAPPENING__ (happen) too slowly. What do you want me to tell the others on the team?
Amanda: What __ARE THEY DOING__ (do) now?
David: Well, Mary __IS PREPARING__ (prepare) a brochure, Charlie __IS DOING__ (do) the financial side and Kate __IS UPDATING__ (update) the website.
Amanda: You need to do more, David. We can meet next week and see if things are better.