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Present Perfect Continuous Tense

  1. Insert ‘have’ / ‘has’ according to the person given.

1. She ………. been asking questions all day long.

  1. They ………. been climbing the mountain.
  2. We ………. been washing the dishes.
  3. You ………. been repairing your computer.
  4. I ………. been working.
  5. It ………. been snowing.
  6. The boy ………. been playing.
  7. Cathy ………. been dreaming.
  8. The men ………. been digging a hole.
  9. Cindy and Bob ………. been studying English.

 

  1. Supply the Present Perfect Continuous (I have been doing) tense of the verbs in brackets.
  1. I’m tired. I have been digging in my garden all day. (to dig)
  2. How long ……………….. here? (you / to wait)
  3. I ……………….. here since 6 o’clock. (to stand)
  4. How long ……………….. Chinese? (you / to learn)
  5. She ……………….. English for five years. (to study)
  6. You’re out of breath .………………..? (you / to run)
  7. We ………………..here for twelve years. (to live)
  8. Your eyes are red. I think …………… (you / to cry)
  9. How long ………………..? (the children / to sleep)
  10. What ……………….. all afternoon? (you / to do)
  1. What do ‘have been’ / ‘has been’ mean in these sentences. Rewrite them.
  1. I have been with this company for most of my life. – I have been working.
  2. She has been in the lobby bar for over an hour. ………………………………………
  3. We have been in this district since 1982………………………………………………
  4. How long have we been under this clock? ……………………………………………
  5. How long has Silvia been with this publishing company? ……………………………
  6. How long has your brother been in Australia? ………………………………………..
  1. Use ‘since’ / ‘for’ in the offered sentences.
  1. I have been waiting ………. 4 o’clock.
  2. Sue has only been waiting ………. 20 minutes.
  3. Tim and Tina have been learning English ………. six years.
  4. Fred and Frida have been learning French ………. 1998.
  5. Joe and Josephine have been going out together ………. Valentine’s Day.
  6. I haven’t been on holiday………. last July.
  7. Mary has been saving her money ………. many years.
  8. I haven’t been eating anything ………. breakfast.
  9. You have been watching TV ………. hours.
  10. We have been living here ………. 2 months.

 

  1. Fill in the correct tense Present Simple (I do) / Present Perfect Continuous (I have been doing).
  1. Marvin and Joe ………. (to play) in a football club for two years.
  2. They ………. (to practice) four times a week.
  3. Marvin ………. (to be) a popular forwarder.
  4. He often ………. (to score) goals for his team.
  5. At the moment, the training ………. (to be) very hard.
  6. For six weeks now, the team ………. (to prepare) for an important match taking place on Sunday.
  7. Today, the boys ………. (to do) strength training for forty minutes already.
  8. Joe ………. (to like / not) that very much – he ………. (to want) to play football.
  9. However, the strength training exercises ………. (to be) also very important for the young players.
  10. She ………. (to sing) in the school’s choir for five years.

 

  1. Using the words in brackets, complete the text below with the Present Continuous (I am doing) / Present Perfect Continuous (I have been doing).

Mr. Smith: So tell me a little bit about yourself, Mr. Harris. I would like to find out a little bit more about your background.



Mr. Harris: I ………. (to work) in the insurance industry for over ten years. I worked for Met Life for six years and World Insurance for four and a half. During that time, I heard many good things about Hollings Life Insurance and that’s why I ………. (to apply) for the new sales position.

Mr. Smith: Tell me a little about your hobbies and interests.

Mr. Harris: In my spare time, I hike in the mountains outside of town, volunteer at the Sierra Club and play tennis. In fact, I ………. (to compete) in a tennis tournament this weekend.

Mr. Smith: Really? How long ………. (you / to play) tennis?

Mr. Harris: I ………. (to play) since high school. I love the sport.

Mr. Smith: Great! We like dedication here at Hollings Life. You mentioned you volunteer at the Sierra Club. I ………. (to work) currently with them on the sea turtle project. We ………. (to try) to create a wildlife sanctuary near the bay.

Mr. Harris: Do you know Frank Harris? He’s my brother. He ………. (to work) presently on the same project.

Mr. Smith: I know Frank quite well. Any brother of Frank’s would be a welcome addition to Hollings Life. Just one more thing, we ………. (to look) for somebody who is fluent in Spanish: many of our clients are from Mexico.

Mr. Harris: No problem. I ………. (to study) Spanish since elementary school.

Mr. Smith: Sounds like you are the perfect candidate.

  1. Put the verbs into the correct tense Present Perfect (I have done) / Present Perfect Progressive (I have been doing).
  1. Since I bought my car, I ………. (to travel / not) by train.
  2. He ………. (to learn / not) English for two years yet, but he speaks it very well.
  3. We ………. (to have / not) a party for a long time, but there’s no food left.
  4. My sister and her boyfriend ………. (to go / not) out together for a long time. They only met three weeks ago.
  5. James ………. (to tidy / not) up his room for a long time. It’s a complete mess.
  6. We ………. (to practice / not) for hours – 15 minutes were enough.
  7. Louis is absolutely tired as she ………. (to sleep / not) well for days.
  8. Dana ………. (to work / not) for days because she is ill.
  9. I ………. (to play / not) the piano for ages, so please don’t ask me to perform anything.
  10. We ………. (to hang / not) about all day, we have helped grandma in the garden.

 

 

8*. Put in the Present Perfect (I have done) / Present Perfect Continuous (I have been doing) / Past Simple (I did).

The Australian Salute

Before I (to visit) visited Australia, an Australian friend in London (to tell) ………. me I’d learn ‘the Australian salute’. ‘What’s that?’ I (to ask) ………. . You’ll find out when you get there,’ he (to say) ………. . I (to arrive) ………. in Perth last week. Since then, I (to stay) ………. at a nice hotel near a beautiful beach. I never (to visit) ………. Australia before and I’m enjoying my stay. I (to swim) ………. every day from the time I (to arrive) ………. . Yesterday, an Australian friend (to suggest) ………. a tour in ‘the bush’. I (to agree) ………. at once. The first thing I (to notice) ………. when we (to be) ……….in the bush (to be) ………. the flies. After a while I (to remember) ………. the conversation I had had in London before I (to come) ………. here. ‘What’s the “Australian salute”?’ I (to ask) ………. suddenly, as I waved my right arm to keep the flies away. ‘That’s it!’ my friend said as he (to wave) ………. back!

 

Revision Test on Present Perfect Continuous


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