Present Perfect Continuous Worksheet

This is a downloadable ESL worksheet to practise the difference between present perfect simple and continuous.

Exercise to practise present perfect continuous

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Aim To highlight the difference between the present perfect simple and continuous tenses.
Activity Students compare sentences.
Organisation Pair work
Preparation Make enough copies of the worksheet for the number of students in your class.
What do I do?
  1. Divide students into pairs and hand out the activity.
  2. Students compare the two sentences in each pair and discuss the difference in meaning.
  3. Feedback as a class, highlighting the differences in meaning.

I’ve written the report.
I’ve been writing the report.

We’ve visited our offices overseas.
We’ve been visiting our offices overseas.

She’s worked in Moscow, but now she’s in London.
She’s been working in Moscow, but her usual base is in London.

He’s read the newspaper.
He’s been reading the newspaper.

Keith Taylor
Keith is the co-founder of Eslbase. He has been a teacher and teacher trainer for over 20 years, in Indonesia, Australia, Morocco, Spain, Italy, Poland, France and now in the UK.

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