segunda-feira, 15 de março de 2010

Present Perfect Continuos!

Present Perfect Continuos can also be practiced with pictures taken from old magazines. The teacher should choose those ones showing people in action (reading a newspaper, talking on the phone, etc) and then label each of them in a way the students have to make the sentences by themselves. So for example: a picture of someone watching TV. The label could be: WATCH TV / TWO HOURS and the student is supposed to say "She has been watching TV for two hours". Variations are possible. You can ask your students, for example, "Has she been watching TV for three hours?" and elicit from them the answer "No, she hasn't. She has been watching TV for two hours." If you work with groups, a good idea is to divide them in pairs or in small groups so that they can keep practicing with the pictures. How long have I been working with pictures? I've been working with pictures for a long time and I simply love it!

2 comentários:

  1. Hi Bianca! What a great activity! By the way, do you happen to have any ideas to use these types of games to practise present perfect for groups as well? That would be awesome!

  2. Hi, Carlinha!! Well, an idea that comes to my mind is a "hot potato" game which is usually really nice when you work with groups. Prepare some questions like "Have you ever danced Tango?" or "Have you ever climbed a tree?" and so on. Don't forget to write things like "Free question" then your student has to make up one question to a classmate (and this way you can check if they really got the grammar content you're teaching). If you want to work with pictures, you can try to find some and adapt to the Present Perfect with sentences like "They have been friends for 10 years" or "She has been a doctor for 5 years", etc.