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Present Perfect Continuous

Present Perfect Continuous

LESSON OVERVIEW

This lesson combines a topic of hobbies and Present Perfect Continuous. Students learn new phrases related to hobbies, watch a video and discuss it. There is also a grammar section that lets students discover rules and put them into practice. 

B1 / Intermediate
B2 / Upper Intermediate
90 minStandard LessonUnlimited Plan

SPEAKING ACTIVITIES & VOCABULARY

The lesson starts with an exercise that offers students a chance to expand their vocabulary by guessing three phrasal verbs related to hobbies (take up, pick up, give up). After that, students discuss questions about the same topic. Then, they move on to another vocabulary activity. Students look at the number of sentences and find phrases (e.g. in the comfort of your home, go over the basics, tackle) to match them to their meanings. Then, students are asked to discuss the sentences by saying whether they agree with them.  

VIDEO & DISCUSSION

In this part of the lesson students watch a video about a person who tries different hobbies. Students do comprehension tasks such as complete a sentence and match sentences to hobbies. After that, students talk about what they think regarding the video, whether they would like to try any of the activities and discuss learning new things. The video also contains examples of Present Perfect Continuous and serves as a lead-in to the grammar part.

GRAMMAR

The last part of the lesson focuses on grammar practice. At first, students explore the rules and elicit the main difference between Present Perfect Simple and Present Perfect Continuous. Then, they move on to practice. Students need to choose correct endings for sentences and make sentences using prompts. Also, there are two activities that enable more speaking practice using the Present Perfect Continuous structures. Students work in pairs and make each other guess a hobby from a card. For freer practice, there’s also a discussion at the end that encourages students to talk about their hobbies. There’s a list of questions to facilitate a discussion. 

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  1. Edith PETITRENAUD

    Very interesting subject. However, ths video doesn’t seem to be working.

    1. Justa

      Hi there! We’ve just checked the video and it works fine on our site. If it still doesn’t work for you, you can contact us at hello@esbrains.com and we’ll try to help you 🙂

      1. MME Audebert

        Hi Justa

        Love the subject too but the video does not work for me either, I am based in France, and it says it is not available.
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        1. Edith PETITRENAUD

          Hi, I live in France.

          1. Stan

            Unfortunately, we confirmed what you discovered. For some reason, this particular video is not available in France. Funnily, other videos from this YouTube channel and even from the series with Lucy are available but not this one. I’m sorry but I can’t do much here – you’d have to connect from a different country to watch this video.

          2. Edith PETITRENAUD

            Hi,
            Thanks for your swift reply. I understand.

          3. Lida Poghosyan

            Hello, I’m from France. You can find the video here.
            https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x618l4d

      2. Mahdiyeh MOHAMMADI

        The only way is to change the IP with a VPN.

        1. MME Audebert

          Hi Mahdiyeh

          Thank you so much for sharing this!

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    2. SarahLGant

      Doesn’t work for me, either. I’m in France and the message says (in French) that the video is not available and has been blocked in my country by the user who put it online…

  2. Edith PETITRENAUD

    I have just seen the comment “the video has been blocked in your country”
    Perhaps, that may be the reason…

  3. Narmin Askerova

    cool

  4. Dedene Nelson-Court

    Hello, Yes the video isn’t available on YouTube in France. But Lida posted the link for the video on Daily Motion.
    This works!
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    Lida Poghosyan Nov 24, 2022
    Hello, I’m from France. You can find the video here.
    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x618l4d

  5. Polina Fray

    Very nice and useful

    1. Olia

      Awesome, thanks!

  6. Валерия Крылова

    Sorry but If it’s an unlimited plan, why can’t I see the worksheets? Do I have to subscribe?

    1. Justa

      Hi! Yes, to get this worksheet you need to be an Unlimited plan subscriber. You can read more about our subscription plans here.

  7. SarahLGant

    Oops! SHould have read the other comments first. More haste, less speed.

  8. Andrew Forster

    Is addicting used as an adjective in the US? In the UK we use addictive.

    1. Olia

      I’m not entirely sure if it’s strictly tied to geography, but rather the formality of context (‘addicting’ being more informal). I agree that ‘addictive’ is more common, but ‘addicting’ is used by many people too. Case in point, the person in the video uses it 🙂

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