1: Present perfect continuous
2: There are 3 uses of the present perfect continuous: To talk about an action which has happened over a period of time. To talk about an action which has recently finished and has a result in the present. To talk about an action which is still happening, or has recently finished.
3: We use the present perfect continuous to talk about an action which has happened over a period of time In pairs, ask and answer questions about what you have been doing in the last two weeks. Use these ideas to help you: go to the gym play a sport study for exam look after younger brother/sister earn money
4: We use the present perfect continuous to talk about an action which has recently finished and has a result in the present Work with a partner. Take turns to guess what led to the situations in the pictures. Think of as many possibilities as you can. Use the present perfect continuous.
5: We use the present perfect continuous to talk about an action which is still happening,or has recently finished We use for and since to talk about the length of the action. Complete using for and since: We use (1)to say when an action started and (2)to say how long the action took.
6: Write sentences using for and since and the verb in the present perfect continuous form. I / study / first aid (for / since) last year. One student / not feel / well (for / since) a few days. I / try / to ring my parents (for / since) ages. What / you / do / in the library (for / since) so long. We / learn / how to climb (for / since) 1st August. I / wonder / what job to do (for / since) a long time.
8: The present perfect continuous or the present perfect simple? The present perfect continuous makes the action important, and says how long its been continuing. The present perfect simple makes the result important, and says how many times something has happened.
9: Compare these pairs of sentences. Is the action or the result important? Weve been writing letter. Weve written ten letters today. Ive been going to the theatre recently. Ive been to the theatre three times.
10: Choose the correct form of the verbs to complete these sentences Steven Spielberg has directed/has been directing over twenty films. 2. He has worked/has been working on a new since February. 3. Oxford University Press has published/ has been publishing thousands of books. 4. They have published/ have been publishing for hundreds of years. 5. Madonna has recorded/ has been recording albums for more than two decades. 6. She has recorded/ has been recording at least ten hit records.
11: Write a short paragraph about what youve been doing at school in the last few weeks. Use these ideas to help you. study for a test learn about someone or something interesting practice something work on a special project