Present Perfect Continuous How questions

How are you?

What is the difference in meaning between these pairs of sentences?

“How are you?” and “How have you been?”

“How has your week/ weekend been (…)?” and “How was your/ … week/ weekend?”

What words can go in each of the gaps above?

Which one could be “last” and which one could be “so far”?

How often?

What is the difference in meaning between these pairs of sentences?

“How often do you go to the cinema?” and “How many times a month do you go to the cinema?”

“How often do you go to the cinema (…)?” and “How often did you go to the cinema …?” and “How often have you been to the cinema (…)?”

What could go in each of the gaps above? (There are a few options in each case)

Which gap could have the words below in them?

“at the weekend” “this month” “when you were a high school student” “when you lived in Japan” “on Saturdays” “in the morning” “last year” “in your life” “since 2001”

How long?

What is the difference in meaning between these pairs of sentences?

“How long have you been living in Korea?” and “How long did you live in Italy?”

“How many chairs have you sat on…?” and “How long have you been sitting on that chair?” and “How long did you sit on your sofa…?”

What words can you put in the gap above?

Which sentences can take these words?

“today” “last night” “in your life” “last weekend”

Why don’t you need any extra words in the sentence “How long have you been sitting on that chair?”

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