How are things at school?
Speak about your interests and hobbies
— I’m the best at drawing/sport.
— I’m good at…
— I’m interested in…
— I’m fond of…
— I’m not very good at…
— I’m learning how to…
Amadou and Mariam
Listen, match the numbers to the things they refer to
Listen to the track by Amadou and Mariam
They’ve played for 30 years
Complete the sentences
Read and remember
Present Perfect with since and for
We use Present Perfect with since or for to talk about situations that started in the past and are still continuing now.
I‘ve been at this school since 2009. (= I started at this school in 2009. I am still at the school now.)
We‘ve lived here for three months. (= We arrived three months ago. We still live here now.)
For + periods of time
Since + starting time in the past
|three years |
a long time
I was 12 years old
We do not use Present Simple in these cases.
We live here for three years.
I am at this school since 2006.
We use How long…? to ask questions about situations that started in the past and are still continuing now.
‘How long has she worked there?’ ‘For three years.’
‘How long have you known him?’ ‘Since I was five.’
Look at the facts and complete
⇒ Evelyn Glennie has been deaf since she was 12.
Put in the right column, make examples about your life
How long have you…
Make questions and interview each other
- the person you have known for more than 5 years
- the sport you have done since childhood
- the singer or the band you have liked for several years
- the activity you have done for more than 3 years
- something you have studied since last year
Now you can
Now you can:
1. Talk about your talents and activities.
2. Talk about how long you have done different activities.
3. Ask people about their talents.
|1. be good at||5. win||9. talented|
|2. be bad at||6. award||10. famous|
|3. be interested in||7. blind||11. successful|
|4. be fond of||8. deaf||12. be excited about|