A News Report
Gives good practice of present perfect simple and continuous (and the passive).
SS hear an authentic news report to identify examples of these tenses.
SS then write a news report of their own to be put on tape (or on video).
“Good morning/evening/afternoon, it’s ___o’clock and here is the news from London….”.
Ss are provided with visual prompts (photos, flashcards) and T elicits sentences based on present evidence.
Eg) The ground outside is wet It’s been raining
Hands dirty Work in garden
Very tired Work all night
Sticky hands Eat chocolate
Photos and Pictures
There are also many commercially available materials showing what people ‘have been doing’. SS look at the pictures and write a sentence in present perfect continuous.
Eg) He’s been playing tennis.
She’s been gardening. Etc.
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