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What Have You Been Doing?

What Have You Been Doing?

One student mimes an action. The other students guess what he or she has been doing. A speaking activity using the present perfect continuous.

Level:  Intermediate

Topic:  Lately, recently

Grammar:  Present perfect continuous

Time:  20 minutes


  • Make one copy of the Conversation Cards for each group, and cut as indicated.



Students get into groups of 4 or 5 people.


Give one set of Conversation Cards to each group, and ask the students to put the cards in a pile face down on the table.


The first student in the group takes a card and mimes the action written in parenthesis. The other students in the group try to guess what the first student was doing (before the current action he or she is miming).

For example: crying

Student miming: (crying)

Everyone in the group: You have been watching a love story!


The first person in the group who guesses correctly gets one point.


Continue until there are not any cards remaining. The student with the most points is the winner.

Printable Worksheets

Conversation Cards


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