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Present Perfect Continuous.

A lot of people get confused when using tenses in conversation. There are various rules to use tenses and it is important to use them correctly to make the conversation sound natural and easy. In this video, we’ll learn the correct usage of present perfect continuous.

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Introduction

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In this lesson you will learn the correct usage of the present perfect continuous tense.

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Hi! Glad to see you, dear viewer. There are many tense forms in English and we get confused while using them, don’t we? Today’s lesson is aimed to tell you some things about the Present Perfect Continuous tense.

Do listen to all the conversations, and also make sure you check out the vocabulary section at the end. Feel free to practice the lines by pausing the lesson and repeating the lines anywhere you want!

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Explanation

Sarah: Hello, everyone. Today, we are going to talk about the present perfect continuous tense. It confused you earlier, but we’ll fix that today.

Veronica: Right Sarah. Tenses are really confusing.

Sarah: To begin with, there are two basic functions of the present perfect continuous tense. The first is that we use this tense to to talk about an action that started in the past and stopped recently.

Veronica: That’s absolutely right. For example: I’m exhausted because I’ve been running.

Sarah: Correct! You’re definitely taking good care of your health Veronica.

Veronica: No doubt! The second function of the present perfect continuous tense is to talk about an action that started in the past and it is still happening.

Sarah: For instance: you’ve been watching this lesson for the past one minute.

Veronica: Alright! So it’s easy. Present perfect continuous tense is used when we’re talking about things that are still ongoing, or have just stopped.

Sarah : Yeah! You typically use ‘have been’, or ‘has been’, and the continuous form of verb, usually ending with an ‘ing’. Like in “He’s been eating for one hour”.

Veronica : One hour? Wow! He must be such a glutton! Let’s listen to some conversations now Sarah.

Sarah : Sure Veronica!

Missed the call

Freddy : Where have you been?

Brooke : Nowhere. I was just hanging out with some friends. What happened?

Freddy : I have been calling you for the past 40 minutes and you didn’t bother to answer your cell phone.

Brooke : I’m extremely sorry. I didn't realize my phone was on silent mode.

Freddy : Well, you had me worried there. Don’t do it again.

In the garden

Brooke : Why is the grass so wet? Has it been raining all night?

Peyton : Not all night, but it has been raining for 20 minutes.

Brooke : I really wanted to have a good barefoot morning walk on the grass.

Peyton : I have been walking on the treadmill indoors. You can do to that today.

Brooke : Well, I’ve been walking on grass for years. I don’t like treadmills.

Peyton : Okay, then take a break today.

Meeting an old friend

Freddy: Hey, where have you been man? I’m seeing you after such a long time.

Brooke: I have been living in Bangkok since I left college. I came back just a week ago.

Freddy: Why did you go without telling anyone about it? We all missed you so much!

Brooke: I know it was a bit weird. I just took a sudden decision and left. Didn't get time to meet you guys back then.

Freddy: No worries. Now that you’re back, we’re going to have fun.

Vocabulary

Fix that : Fix that is a phrase that you can use anytime you talk about solving a problem or a situation. People commonly use it to talk about repairing broken things, but it applies to everything.

Barefoot : When we go somewhere without wearing sandals or shoes, we call it going barefoot.

Hanging out with friends : Hanging out with friends is spending enjoyable time with friends, doing things that are interesting. Everyone loves hanging out with friends.

Exhausted : You become exhausted when you do a lot of work and have no energy. You can also say ‘tired’.

To begin with : When you begin explaining something from the very start, you can use ‘To begin with’. It puts an emphasis on what you are about to say.

Interaction Script

(Make this as interactive as possible to the viewer by smiling and using your hands.)

Hi! Glad to see you, dear viewer. There are many tense forms in English and we get confused while using them, don’t we? Today’s lesson is aimed to tell you some things about the Present Perfect Continuous tense.

Do listen to all the conversations, and also make sure you check out the vocabulary section at the end. Feel free to practice the lines by pausing the lesson and repeating the lines anywhere you want!

Let’s get started now!!

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Got a question about anything in this lesson? Ask us in the comments section below. (point down)

See ya! (hand wave)


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