ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Fun Activities to Practise the Present Perfect Continuous

Updated on April 27, 2015

Fun Activities to Practise the Present Perfect Continuous

Source

I have been...

Put your students into pairs. Hand out these sentence stems.


Student A

Student A should complete the feeling part. Then read out the sentence, minus the feeling, to your partner. Your partner must try to guess the word.


  1. I feel _________ today because I’ve been dancing all afternoon.

  2. I feel _________ because my boyfriend/girlfriend has been baking cakes all day.

  3. I feel _________ now because I’ve been studying all night.

  4. I feel _________ today because I’ve been travelling all night.

  5. I feel _________ today because I’ve been cleaning the house.

  6. I feel _________ because I've been listening to the teacher.

  7. I feel _________ now because I’ve been eating all morning.

  8. I feel _________ today because I’ve been partying all night.

  9. I feel _________ because I’ve been watching movies since 3 o’ clock.

  10. I feel _________ because I’ve been organising the party all week.

  11. I feel _______________________________________

  12. I feel _______________________________________



Student B

Student B should complete the feeling part. Then read out the sentence, minus the feeling, to your partner. Your partner must try to guess the word.


  1. I feel _________ today because I’ve been reading all afternoon.

  2. I feel _________ because I’ve been watching the news all evening.

  3. I feel _________ because I’ve been listening to my friend's problems for the past 2 hours!

  4. I feel _________ today because I've been sleeping all afternoon.

  5. I feel _________ because I've been talking to you.

  6. I feel _________ because I've been listening to a band I hate.

  7. I feel _________ because I've been talking to someone I don't like.

  8. I feel _________ now because I've been sitting in front of the computer all day.

  9. I feel _________ because I've been thinking about my summer holidays all weekend.

  10. I feel _________ because I've been horsing riding all afternoon.

  11. I feel _______________________________________

  12. I feel _______________________________________


What's my Job?

Source

What’s my job?


This is a guessing game for students to practise the past perfect continuous. In pairs or groups each student thinks of a job. They have to describe it without saying what it is they do and the other students have to guess the profession.


Give examples like these or make up your own:


Student A

  1. I’ve been preparing lessons all afternoon. (teacher)

  2. I’ve been cleaning the building all day. (janitor/caretaker/cleaner)

  3. I’ve been washing dishes all morning. (dishwasher)

  4. I’ve been feeding animals and cleaning their cages. (zoo keeper)

  5. I’ve been rescuing people from fires and car crashes. (firefighter)

  6. I’ve been pruning and planting trees all day. (forestry worker)

  7. I’ve been inking people's body parts all afternoon. (tattoo artist)

  8. I’ve been designing new clothes. (fashion designer)

  9. I’ve been punishing people for their crimes (judge)

  10. I’ve been building furniture with wood. (carpenter)

  11. I’ve been ………………………………….

  12. I’ve been ………………………………….



Student B

  1. I’ve been growing crops for the market. (farmer)

  2. I’ve been repairing engines. (mechanic)

  3. I’ve been preparing figures for the company's financial year. (accountant)

  4. I’ve been minding children that don't belong to me. (nanny/child minder)

  5. I’ve been repairing a broken toilet. (plumber)

  6. I’ve been rewiring a house. (electrician)

  7. I’ve been walking dogs that don't belong to me. (dog walker)

  8. I’ve been singing and dancing on a cruise ship for an audience. (cruise ship entertainer)

  9. I’ve been teaching dancers some new moves. (choreographer)

  10. I've been writing new code. (computer programmer)

  11. I’ve been ………………………………….

  12. I’ve been ………………………………….



Clock

Source

How long?


Draw a clock on the board. Write the words “Studying – 1pm.” Look at the time and ask your students how long they have been studying. Write this sentence: “I have been studying since 1pm” or “I have been studying for 2 hours.”

Give another example: “Learning English - Years.” Ask them how many years they have been learning English. Get them to write down the answers using for and since: “I have been learning English since 2010” or “I have been learning English for 4 years.”

Now put the students into pairs. Write the cue words on the board. They must ask each other the questions below using the present perfect continuous and write down each others’ answers.


How long have you been...?


  • Driving

  • Reading (name a book)

  • Going to the gym

  • Drinking tea/coffee

  • Exercising

  • Swimming

  • Working with your company/Studying at school

  • Going to bed at ……... (insert time here)

  • Getting up at ……….. (insert time here)

  • Living in ………... (insert location here)

  • Dating your partner/living with your partner

  • Watching (insert T.V. series here)

  • Cooking for your family/partner



Doctor-Patient Role-Play


This is a doctor-patient role-play to practice the present perfect continuous. Show students adverts to prevent snoring on the internet such as special pillows, snoring rings, pills, nose clips…etc.

Discuss with students which they think might work and ask students do they know of anyone who has any unusual sleeping habits.

Ask students to name a few embarrassing sleep disorders. Here are a few ideas: sleepwalking, bed wetting, talking in your sleep, flatulence, twitching and drooling.

Write on the board these sentences: I haven't been sleeping well recently, I have been sleepwalking the last few nights for students to reference while performing the role-play.

Role-play: students pair up and one acts as a doctor while the other acts as a patient. They must give symptoms of their problems and the doctors ask questions and take notes. The doctor gives advice to the patient.



© 2015 Muttface

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)