Present Perfect Continuous

Questions about unfinished actions and actions which have been going on recently.

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  1. What have you been doing in your free time recently?
  2. How long have you been learning English?
  3. Have you been studying English enough this year?
  4. Have you been living in this town for long?
  5. Have you been watching any interesting television series recently?
  6. Has it been raining a lot recently where you live?
  7. Have you been feeling well over the past few weeks?
  8. How long have you been sitting in this classroom today?
  9. What has been happening in the news recently?
  10. Can you play a musical instrument? How long have you been playing it?
  11. Are you reading a book at the moment? How long have you been reading it?
  12. Do you play a sport? How long have you been playing it?
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How to use the present perfect continuous ESL discussion questions

It is recommended that you download the present perfect continuous ESL discussion questions in PDF format using one of the links above. The best way to encourage classroom interaction is to download and print the present perfect continuous discussion questions in the 'pairs' or 'threes' PDF format and then divide the questions by cutting along the dotted lines. This allows students to take turns asking and answering the present perfect continuous discussion questions in groups of two or three.

It is advisable to prepare students for using these discussion questions by first introducing them to the topic of present perfect continuous in an interesting and engaging way. An anecdote, quiz question or a related image or video could all be used to achieve this. Depending on the level, it may also be necessary to pre-teach any challenging vocabulary related to present perfect continuous contained in the discussion questions.

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