The theme of the lesson: Present Perfect Continuous

The theme of the lesson:  Present Perfect Continuous

The aims of the lesson: 

Educational:  to explain the new grammar “Present Perfect Continuous”, to give clear explanation to example situations.

Developing: to develop the pupils speaking skills, writing and listening skills by working with texts, analyzing and doing exercises.

Up-bringing: to bring-up pupils to be coherent about the things they have been doing.


Equipments:  pictures, interactive board, English grammar book with examples by “ Ayapova ”. 


Lesson Plan


I  Introduction 

— Greeting (approx. 2 min)

— Organizational moment (approx. 3 min)

— Warm-up (approx. 2min)

II Brain-storm 

— Present Perfect Continuous (approx. 5 min)

III Presentation

— Explanation by giving example situations.  (approx. 10 min)

IV Practice

Doing exercises (with hand outs) (approx. 10 min)

V  Performance

— To ask pupils to make their own examples.  (approx. 8 min)

VI Feedback

— Evaluation (approx. 2 min)

— Giving home task (approx. 3min)




I — Good morning boys and girls!

   — How are you today?

   — Who is on duty today?

   — What date is it today?

   — Who is absent?


 — Warm-up. Tongue-twister.

    She sells sea shells on the sea shore.


II — What was your home task for today?

     — Brain-storm

     — When do we use Present Perfect?

     — How do we form Present Perfect?

     — Give me please examples!

     — What does “continuous” mean?

     — In what situations we use Present Continuous?

     — What kind of words we use with Present Continuous?

III — We use Present Perfect Continuous when we talk about an action (quite a long action) which began in the past and has continued up until now.

For example: 

  • They have been talking for the last hour.
  • She has been working at that company for three years.
  • What have you been doing for the last 30 minutes?



           Been   + V — ing



I, you, we, they   —   Have   been + V — ing

He, she, it   —   Has   been   + V — ing


— We also use the Present Perfect Continuous to ask or say how long smth. Has been happening. This time the action or situation began in the past and is still happening or has just stopped.

For example: It is raining now, it began to rain two hours ago and it is still raining.

                       It has been raining for two hours.

We use the P.P.C especially with the words: how long, for, since, for a long time, already, for an hour, since when? …

For example: The boy has been writing on the blackboard for a long time.

                        Talgat has been writing a letter since 2 o’clock.

                        How long have you been learning English language? 

IV Now divides into 3 groups

1 group        2 group      3 group

— Do these exercises which group will be the first?

— Which in interactive board



     Read the text about a famous company in Great Britain and underline the sentences with Present Perfect Continuous.

VI — Is everything clear for you?

      — So when do we use P.P.C?

      — What words we use P.P.C?

      — Good.

      — Home task: 10 sentences in P.P.C

      — The lesson is over.

      — Good bye!