1-12. I have been studying English for 2 years


Repeat after the tutor. 

  • I’ve been laughing.
  • I’ve been working for 5 hours.
  • I’ve been studying English for 6 months.
  • I’ve been drinking water every day.
  • She’s been working here since 1997.
  • We’ve been neighbors for 2 weeks.
  • It’s been snowing for 3 days.
  • Have you been eating this bread?
  • Has she been teaching here?
  • Has it been raining in Paris?
  • I’ve been thinking about food from my hometown.
  • I’ve been living in New York for 10 years.
  • I’ve been helping them for 3 weeks.
  • I’ve been using my phone for 2 months.
  • I’ve been eating salad for 7 days.


Here are some grammar tips.


Go over the following vocabulary and expressions with your tutor. Use the illustration above if needed.

Vocabulary/ Expressions

Expression Definition
laugh (v) to show that you are happy or that you think something is funny by smiling and making a sound from your throat
e.g. I have been laughing because this movie is so funny. 
all day (adj) lasting for the whole day; available throughout the day
e.g. It has been raining all day. 
place (n) a specific area or region of the world; a particular city, country.
e.g. I have been living in this place for 3 years now. 
spend (v) to use (money) to pay for something
e.g. I am going to spend $20 on this new sweater. 
successful (adj) having the correct or desired result; ending in success
e.g. They have been very successful in their new business. 
reward (n) money or another kind of payment that is given or received for something that has been done
e.g. The contest offered a cash reward to the person who jumped higher.
trust (v/n) to believe/belief that someone or something is reliable, good, honest, effective, etc.
e.g.  I have not trusted her since she lied to me. 
alone (adv) without anyone or anything else : not involving or including anyone or anything else : separate from other people or things
e.g. I have been alone for 2 hours now. 
bring (v) to come with (something or someone) to a place
e.g. I have been bringing my friend with me to school. 
branch (n) a part of a tree that grows out/up from the trunk
e.g. The leaves on the branch are starting to fall off. 


Go over the following exercises with your tutor. 

  1. Make a sentence.
    1. New York / been / living / I’ve / in / 10 years / for / .
    2. sleeping / He’s / 24 / hours / been / for / .
    3. about / been / dreaming / I’ve / giraffes / .
    4. I’ve / since / working / been / 2009 / .
    5. been / here / has / he / 30 minutes / standing / for / ?
  2. Correct the following sentences. 
    1. I’ve been living in New York since 10 years.
    2. Its been rain in Canada.
    3. He was been following me.
    4. Have you wait for me?
    5. Have they been used your credit card?
  3. Answer the following questions.
    1. How long have you been studying English?
    2. What have you been doing since this morning?
    3. What has your family been doing for the past 3 days?
  4. (Homework) Write a paragraph (5-10 sentences).
    1. Write 10 sentences using the grammar you learned today.
    2. Describe what you have been doing for the last few years.
    3. Describe the dreams that you have been having recently.


Go over any new expressions or vocabulary that you learned today.

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