present perfect continuous

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INSTRUCTIONS
Slides 2-5 present rules and use of the
present perfect continuous.
Slides 7,8 and 9 – students practice the use of the
present perfect simple and continuous. Click on the
sentences to start the animation and see the answer.
By Lilian Marchesoni
PRESENT PERFECT CONTINUOUS
 We use the Present Perfect Continuous to
show that something started in the past
and has continued up until now.
“I've been studying English for four years."
 We can use it to refer to an action that has
finished but you can still see evidence.
 Actions that have been recently completed
– the results of the actions are evident.
Oh, the kitchen is a mess.
Who has been cooking?
 It can refer to an action that has not finished.
 Actions that started in the past and
continue up to the present.
I've been waiting for her
for 30 minutes and she
still hasn't arrived.
 It can refer to a series of actions.
 To say how many times someone has done
something at an indefinite time in the past.
She's been writing to
her best friend
regularly for a couple
of years.
PRESENT PERFECT CONTINUOUS
X
PRESENT PERFECT SIMPLE
COMPLETE THE SENTENCES
EAT / GO / REDECORATE
I'm very hungry. I______________
haven’t eaten anything all day.
We've discovered this great café and
we__________________
have been going there a lot.
Their new kitchen looks fantastic.
have completely ______________
redecorated it.
They ________
DO / SEE
haven't done
Our kitchen’s a mess. We____________________
any cleaning for weeks.
have been seeing
I think they are dating. They__________________
a lot of each other recently.
haven't seen her for ages.
How's your Mum? I _______________
GO / WRITE / FEEL / DO
have written
I have to write an essay. I___________________
about half of it so far.
has gone
She _______________
to the doctor's.
She ____________________
hasn't been feeling too well lately.
You're covered in paint!
have you _____________?
been doing
What ________

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