BBC Grammar Show - Present Perfect and Continuous

IrinaPo March 07, 2018

60 second docs - YouTube channels for EFL teachers EP 05

In this episode we will be introducing you to the channel 60 second docs, which has short (60-second) documentaries on a wide range of subjects, which might be interesting for your students, and / or relevant for the coursebook unit you are working on. 

The video we have chosen stars Batman :) We start off with a screenshot and get you to predict what the documentary is about, just as we would with students. Then we talk about students creating their own short documentaries and we finish off with a bit of media literacy, taking a good critical look at the title.

Enjoy!

Anna Csíky, iSLCollective Teacher Trainer

Task description & scene summary

Task description:
Grammar show where students will learn that We use the present perfect tense to talk about things where there is a connection between the past and the present.
Scene summary:
Welcome to the Grammar Gameshow! Test your knowledge in this crazy quiz! The presenter is a bit strange, the points don't make sense and the prizes could use some improvement, but at least the grammar is correct!

This time, our clever competitors will be just perfect! Present perfect and present perfect continuous tenses to be exact! Mike is looking for a third win in a row…the longest winning streak so far, can Mya stop him in his tracks? Are you clever enough to beat them both? Watch this episode and find out!

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Video length: 4 minutes 13 seconds
Video genre: Edu video or lecture, (e.g. amateur educational video, TedEd, TED talk)
Lesson type: Grammar practice
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First published: 2018-03-07, 11:51:00 (GMT+1)

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Greeting to everyone from an enthusuastic English teacher from Moldova! That is me :-)

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"iSLCollective Interactive Video Quizzes are highly engaging and motivating multimodal texts for English language students to learn vocabulary and improve their listening skills. They are the perfect complement to the creative and innovative lesson plans on Film English."

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Video quiz questions (printable)

1) The Present Perfect Continuous has a use that is the same as the Present Perfect simple?

  • True
  • False

2) Can you give an example when Present Perfect and Present Perfect continuos mean the same thing?

Answer the question using your own words

3) In some cases Present Perfect Continuous cannot be used but Present Perfect can. Why?

  • we don't use the present perfect continuous with stative verbs
  • with such words as FOR and SINCE
  • when we do not know when the action started

4)

Fill the gap: I have ________________________ this rule!

5)

Fill the gap: I have ________________________ problems with this tense since school.

6)

Fill the gap: I have always ________________________ to win this game!

7) Look at the picture and make 2 sentences: one in present perfect and another one in present perfect continuous.

Answer the question using your own words

8)

Put the words in order: for an writing He's letters hour. been

9)

Put the words in order: of written letters. number He's a

10) Present perfect continuous suggests that something is unfinished. Choose all the sentences where we do not know if the action was completed. (More than one answer.)

  • She’s been writing emails for 3 hours.
  • She’s written 10 messages.
  • I've been reading the book you recommended.
  • I've read the book you recommended.

About the author

Greeting to everyone from an enthusuastic English teacher from Moldova! That is me :-)

KIERAN DONAGHY ABOUT ISLCOLLECTIVE VIDEO QUIZZES:

"iSLCollective Interactive Video Quizzes are highly engaging and motivating multimodal texts for English language students to learn vocabulary and improve their listening skills. They are the perfect complement to the creative and innovative lesson plans on Film English."

Kieran Donaghy,
Creator of FilmEnglish.com, a site with hundreds of high quality, free ESL/EFL lesson plans created around short films

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IrinaPo
2018-03-07 12:06:41
https://www.perfect-english-grammar.com/present-perfect-simple-or-present-perfect-continuous.html