1.Match the sentences with the pictures.
1.He’s been waiting for a long time. – E
It’s been snowing for days. – C
She’s been running for 62 hours. She’s trying to break the world record. – F
They’ve been watching TV all evening. – A
She’s been playing her favourite instrument all morning. – D
2. Complete the sentences. Use the present perfect conitinuos (positive or negative) form of the verbs.
1.Dave’s in bed. He hasn’t been feeling well for about three hours.
Dinner’s going to be good. Dad has been cooking all aftermoon.
What awful weather. It is been raining all day.
She looks really tired. She hasn’t been sleeping very well.
I haven’t been study, so I don’t think I’m going to pass this test.
3. Complete the text. Use the present perfect continuous form of the verbs in the list.
I’ve been trying to contact you. Is your phone broken? I want to ask you s qustion: will you join <>? Jason, Nora, Zoe and I have started a band! As you know, I’ve been writing songs for years, and I’ve been dreaming of having my own band. I’m sure people have been thinking that I’d never do it. Well, they’re wrong! Jason, Nora and Zoe are here now, and we’ve been talking about the name of the band if you join us! How does ‘The Cool Five’ sound?
4. Write pesent perfect continuous question.
1.how long/she/speak/to the teacher
How long has she been speaking to the teacher?
how long/you/try to phone me
How long have you been trying to phone me?
What have you been doing?
how long/Bob/practise/the piano
How long has Bob been practising the piano?
5. Complete the sentences. Use the presnet perfect continuous form of the verbs.
a. He’s been playing (play) since 10.30.
b. I’ve been trying (try) to reach you for two days.
c. They’ve been discussing (discuss)
the exam for an hour.
d. I’ve been tidying (tidy) my room.
e. She’s been feeling (feel) sad about her cat.
6. Match the questions in Ex. 4 with the answers in Ex. 5. Write a-d in the boxes.
8.Complete the sentences. Use the present perfect simple or present berfect continuous.
we’ve been looking; we’ve looked
she’s witten; she’s been writing.
we’ve been listening; we’ve listened
they’ve been playing; they’ve played
she’s painted; she’s been painting
Write questions with How long and the present perfect simple or continuous.
How long has he known Ben?
they/play/in a band
How long have they been playing in a band?
How long have you had your guitar?
How long has she been listening to music?
How long have they been teachers?
we/live/in this house
How long have we lived in this house?
Complete the questions. Use the correct form of the verbs in the list.
1.What’s your favourite sport and how long have you been playing it?
What class are you in now and how long have you been in it?
How long have you been studying English?
4, What is the most interesting information have you heared today?
GET IT RIGHT!
Complete the sentneces with the correct form of the verb in brackets.
- I’ve been waiting
- was working
- I’ve been playing
- We’ve been getting
- was ringing