English Quiz – Present Perfect Continuous

Buongiorno ragazzi! Eccoci di nuovo con uno dei nostri spunti per la grammatica! Oggi ve lo anticipo, non sarà semplice: la forma che andremo ad analizzare è il Present Perfect Continuous.

Questa forma – dettata da regole grammaticali ben specifiche – è sempre stata un tallone d’achille per noi italiani, o in generale per tutti quelli che vogliono avvicinarsi al padroneggiare con successo la lingua inglese.

A cosa serve il Present Perfect Continuous?

Il Present Perfect Continuous ha una forte relazione con il tempo passato, ma anche con il tempo presente, in quanto è utile per descrivere la durata di un’azione – cominciata in un tempo appunto passato – ma che si sta svolgendo tuttora.

Una volta capito il meccanismo della sua strutturazione, non è difficile da intendere e da utilizzare; però è anche vero che bisogna esercitarsi tanto, per farne entrare gli automatismi nel proprio cervello.

Quindi, quanti più esempi possibili, meglio è: Scrambled Eggs Milano ha creato per te un quiz di 10 domande dove potrai testare le tue abilità e dove potrai capire i meccanismi del Present Perfect Continuos, una delle strutture grammaticali più importanti della lingua inglese.
Ti offriamo qui sotto una frase d’esempio, e poi dacci dentro con l’esercizio!

Here is an example for the following exercise on the English Present Perfect Continuous:
Time is 6 p.m.
I started working at 8 a.m. and I’m still working now.
Possible Answers:
I have (I’ve) been working since 8 a.m.
I have (I’ve) been working for 8 hours.

 

English Quiz - Present Perfect Continuous

Try to write the sentence in the Present Perfect Continuous form.

 

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So and Such

Expressing yourself accurately is very important in any language. Are you a little bit hungry? Really hungry? Extremely hungry? Life is not black and white. We don’t always talk about absolutes. For that reason, words which can change the strength of your adjectives are very important.

There is another reason why these words are important – passion! Is it enough to say that the love of your life is beautiful?  Or handsome? No! Add some extra fire to your words! You are so beautiful! He is such a handsome man. This food is so delicious! I have had such an amazing day. Using these words correctly can make the things you say so much more interesting or exciting.

We frequently use ‘so’ and ‘such’ like this to make an adjective stronger, more intense, in a similar way to ‘very’ or ‘really’.

 

It was very hot.

It was so hot.

It was such a hot day.

 

Notice the difference in the structure of the sentences?

 

It is so cold                     so + adjective

It is such a cold day       such + a/an + adjective + noun

 

Try these exercises to test your understanding!

So and Such - Exercise

Fill the empty spaces with the proper words.

 

Hopefully, using these words is so easy for you now! You are such a good student for doing extra work outside of your lessons. Keep working this hard and your English will be so amazing soon! Let us know if you have any questions in the comments below.

Using ‘As… as’ to Describe Quantity

 

We use this common phrase to compare things of an equal quantity.

I have as many friends as her!    = We have the same number of friends.

I have as much money as him!   = We have the same amount of money

They don’t have as much time as us = We don’t have an equal amount of time. They have less.

As you can see, we use many with countable nouns and much with uncountable nouns.

as + many + (countable noun) + as

as + much + (uncountable noun) + as

How many do you want? How much do you want? The largest amount possible? We often use this structure in a sentence to express the maximum amount possible.

Examples:

“He wants to get as many Instagram followers as possible!”

“She wants to earn as much money as she can.”

 

Try these exercises and try to get as many correct answers as possible!

‘As… as’ to Describe Quantity

Try to get as many correct answers as possible!

 

Now, try to write your own example sentence in the comments below!

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