Writing Prompt ~ Present Perfect Continuous Tense
Writing Prompt: The present perfect continuous tense is used to talk about an action from the past that has recently stopped or is still continuing. As with other perfect tenses, the words for and since are often used to indicate time. Review the structure and uses of the present perfect continuous tense. Then demonstrate your understanding by writing a script for a short interview between two people. Try to use for and since in your writing.
Radio host: Congratulations on winning the marathon. How long have you been running marathons?
Runner: Thank you. I have been running marathons for about three years.
Radio host: Have you been training anywhere other than Canada this year?
Runner: Yes, I’ve been training all over the world. I have only been training in Canada since the summer.
Radio host: Have you been feeling better this week? I believe you were feeling under the weather last week.
Runner: Yes, I’ve been feeling much better since Monday. I have been taking lots of vitamins and drinking lots of water.
Radio host: I understand you like to play tennis too. Have you been playing tennis for your whole life?
Runner: No, I’ve only been playing tennis for a few years. I’ve been thinking about trying out some other sports too, such as swimming.
Radio host: I’ve been watching you run for about two years now. It seems like you have been getting faster in the homestretch recently.
Runner: Thanks for noticing. Yes, I’ve been concentrating on sprinting recently. I think that is why I have been winning so much.
Interviewer: Could you introduce your self?
Job applicant: Sure, I’m Carlos and I have been programming software since 2004 when I finished the university. I have been working in different roles as software engineer, technical lead and software architect. All my career I have been programming in Java language.
Interviewer: Perfect, could you tell me about your architecture career?
Job applicant: I have been working as a software architect for 7 years, this period I have been designing many architectures under java platform and I have been managing many development teams.
Interviewer: I think while you have been managing a development team you have been faced some conflict at some moment, could you tell me about how you faced those situations.
Job applicant: Yes, well, when some things were difficult, like different opinions from a specific decision I have always been trying to put in priority our work as a value for our customer, the products we have been creating are always to give an additional value to an end user, with this in mind is how I have always been trying to resolve some conflict.
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Interviewer: Where have you been working the recent years?
Job applicant: I’ve been working on sales and and public relations for about three years.
Interviewer: Since when have you been searching for a new job?
Job applicant: I’ve been searching for almost three months
Interviewer: I’ve noticed in your curriculum that you are studying business at university ¿Since when have you been studying?
Job applicant: I’ve been studyng the Master of Artes since the last year.