What do you do? or What are you doing?

I was just reflecting on some of the conversations I've had this week and these two simple everyday questions are often used incorrectly.

What do you do?  It means what do you do for a living? or What is your job?


I'm a teacher.

I'm a student.

What are you doing? This refers to your present or immediate future actions. Now or in the near future.


I'm reading the newspaper.

I'm practising English.

Look at worksheet 8 for some more examples.


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