Do you want to emphasise the completion of an action or its continuous course how has somebody spent his time? The same game can be played sitting down by shouting their questions to each person in the class- loud and fun! Present Perfect Simple Present Perfect Progressive desired result I have washed the car. It is possible to insult someone by using this tense incorrectly. She was here a minute ago. Present Perfect Continuous Exercises Present Perfect and Present Perfect Continuous Present Perfect and Present Perfect Continuous Present Continuous and Present Perfect Continuous Present Continuous and Present Perfect Continuous Present Perfect, Past Perfect, Present Perfect Continuous, and Past Perfect Continuous Tenses with durations Present and Past Tenses with Non-Continuous Verbs Present and Past Tense Review Cumulative Verb Tense Review Cumulative Verb Tense Review. Later in the lesson, I'll also show you how to use 'for' and 'since' with the present perfect tenses. If not, could you get us something from the supermarket? Class Survey Guessing Students guess the grand total for the class and then ask questions to find out if their guess is correct, e. Interrogative negative: Hasn't she been running? A: Well, I 7 things all day too, you know.
As in the game above, they should read out only the part that they have written and see if their partner can guess which sentence it is from. This is similar to the game above, but with students trying to find something that is longer or greater for them than for anyone else in the class. Class Survey Guessing Two This is similar to Answer Me above, but as a whole class activity with some time to prepare what they are going to say. Recently, I have dedicated my ideas to grammar activities with movie segments because, apparently, teachers use movies for many purposes, but grammar. They then get a number of points that is all, none or a part of that depending on how well they answered the question. Ask them to fill one sentence with a lie and the other ones with something true. The present perfect continuous is used when the result comes from the action itself.
Instead of using present perfect continuous with these verbs, you must use. Watch the clip and complete the blanks using either present perfect or present perfect continuous. Sometimes there's really no difference in meaning between the two tenses. Present Perfect Simple Present Perfect Progressive permanent James has lived in this town for 10 years. B: Okay, I will go then. Ask students to fill the gaps with any ideas at all, the more imaginative the better, e.
The present perfect tense is used to talk about a finished action or situation. This doesn't emphasise the length of time. We normally use expressions like how long, for, since, lately, all day, etc. It could also be used for things that have changed over a time, or a task that was unfinished in the past and will be completed in the future. Remember, non-continuous verbs cannot be used in present perfect continuous. Present Perfect Simple and Continuous Answer Me Give each student 3 to 7 cards with a different number or length of time on each, e.
I have been working all morning. Negative: She hasn't been running. With stative verbs be, know, etc. Both of these words explain how long something has been happening. My students will ejoy it. You have eaten a dozen cookies today. Italian students have a lot of difficulty with this.
Find someone who is perfect Give true sentences about students in the class out, and they have to find who each sentence is true of as quickly as possible by mingling and asking questions. That is a great question. Teaching grammar with movie segments is inspiring and highly motivating. I have been working so hard for my kids. She's known Robert since she was a child.
Present Perfect Simple Present Perfect Progressive Emphasis on completion I have done my homework. If anyone answers with a bigger number than their own, they have to think of another possibility and start asking the question again. Wrap-up by correcting and discussing any mistakes. Meaning: It's years ago that I last played that game. Active And Passive Voice of Present Perfect Continuous Note: keep in mind that it is not common in written English to change the active sentences from present perfect progressive, past perfect progressive, and future perfect progressive tenses into passive sentences in written English, but they could be rarely changed in spoken English. If an action is still going on and we want to express that it is a permanent situation, we would usually use the Present Perfect Simple. You have been living You haven't been living Have you been living? Consider saving time marking papers by having one or two students come to the board to write their answers.
Focus on completion Temporary and permanent The present perfect continuous tense is used to talk about more temporary actions and situations; the present perfect tense is used to talk about longer-lasting or permanent situations. They then pass this to another group, who try to guess what the problem was. Finished and unfinished situations We use the present perfect simple for finished actions in the past, and the present perfect continuous for situations happening from the past till now that may or may not have finished. We use the Present Perfect Progressive to emphasise the duration or continuous course of an action. Actions with present results We can use both present perfect simple or continuous for recent actions with a present result, but we use the present perfect simple when the present results come from having finished the action, and we use the present perfect continuous when the present results come from the process of performing the action which may or may not have finished. Situations that started in the past and still continue We can use either the present perfect simple or continuous for situations that started in the past and still continue. In negative sentences: Do you want to express how much time has past since the last time the action took place or since the beginning of the action? What have you been doing? A: So how long 5 home alone? It does not matter whether the car is clean now.