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Present perfect continuous

See also:
grammar:
stative and dynamic verbs
 
 
 

The following ESL resources are available for Present perfect continuous:

 
 
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Dominoes: present perfect simple and continuous
Dominoes game to practice present perfect simple and present perfect continuous.
 
 

 

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Present perfect continuous
Notes and analysis : present perfect simple vs continous
 
 

 

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Find someone who
Practises present pefect simple and continuous
 
 

 

 
 
 
Present perfect continuous quiz (195)
Mulitple-choice quiz. Present perfect simple or continuous?
 
 

 

Present perfect continuous quiz 3 (199)
Choose between present perfect simple or continuous.
 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 
 

General English course books (adults)

Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover 

Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate 

Vaughan Jones   Susan Kay   
 
Unit 7 Review 1  Page 67 
Gapped sentences (decide whether stative or dynamic and choose simple or continuous aspect; match with responses.
 
Unit 6 Digital  Page 57 
Present perfect simple vs continuous Analysis of sentences from the Lara Croft listening (page 56).
Focuses on dynamic vs stative verbs, incomplete vs incomplete / ongoing actions.

 
 
New Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate students' book book cover 

New Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate students' book 

Sarah Cunningham   Peter Moore   
 
Module 13 Choosing the right person  Pages 116 - 117
Present pefect continuous with how long / for / since
 
Module 13 Choosing the right person  Pages 119 - 120
Present perfect simple contrasted with present perfect continuous.
 
 
New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book book cover 

New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book 

Peter Moore   Sarah Cunningham   
 
Module 3 Adventures and mishap  Page 37   Language focus
Pictures with multiple-choice captions / speech bubbles. Analysis of examples. Follow up multiple-choice exercise. Listening - students guess the questions and then ask partner
 
Module 5 Unusual achievements  Pages 58 - 59  Language focus
Examples, analysis and follow-up exercises
 
Module 5 Unusual achievements  Pages 60 - 61  study / practise
End-of-unit practice exercises
 
 
New Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover 

New Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate 

Susan Kay   Vaughan Jones   
 
Unit 6 Eat  Page 59   Present perfect simple and continuous
 
 

Photocopiable resource books

Intermediate Communication Games book cover 

Intermediate Communication Games 

Jill Hadfield   
 
23 - Guess what I've been doing?  Page 23 
Guessing game with picure cards. Ss must describe their picture. Others must guess, 'You have been ...ing' etc.
 
 
Play Games with English Book 2 (1981-8) book cover 

Play Games with English Book 2 (1981-8) 

Colin Granger   John Plumb   
 
Observation 1 page 16  Page 16 
Kate taking a break from working in the garden. Large pic. 'She's been painting the fence'.
 
 

Grammar books with exercises

Developing Grammar in Context book cover 

Developing Grammar in Context 

Mark Nettle   Diana Hopkins   
 
8 The present perfect continuous  Page 0 
 
 

General English adult course resource packs

Reward Upper-intermediate Resource Pack book cover 

Reward Upper-intermediate Resource Pack 

Susan Kay   
 
5b What have you been up to?  Page 5 
Present perfect simple vs continuous for actions with a present relevance. Pictures and prompts.
 
 

ESL lesson plans

How Donald Trump got rich: a tale of three Trumps

US Election ESL worksheet 1 Donald Trump ESL worksheet 2 Donald Trump worksheet 3 Donald Trump ESL worksheet 4 Donald Trump ESL worksheet 5 Donald Trump ESL worksheet 6
B1 / B2 Complete lesson Skills: split reading; discussion; role play Vocabulary: business and economics

Download A Tale of Three Trumps for B1/B2 (PDF)
C1 Complete lesson Skills: split reading; discussion; Grammar: participle clauses

Download A Tale of Three Trumps for C1 (PDF)
 

US Election Special 2016

US Election ESL worksheet 1 US Election ESL worksheet 2 US Election ESL worksheet 3 US Election ESL worksheet 4
B2/C1 Complete lesson Vocabulary: politics, elections; skills: discussing elections and issues.

Download Politics and the US Election (PDF)
 

Wear high heels or go home: gender discrimination at work

Gender descrimination ESL worksheet 1 Gender descrimination ESL worksheet 2 Gender descrimination ESL worksheet 3
B2/C1 Complete lesson Vocabulary work clothes; skills: gender discrimination; grammar: reported speech.

Download Workplace gender discrimination (PDF)
 

English grammar notes

Comparison with as...as

Comprehensive grammar reference notes, illustrated.
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