Today we will be learning about illnesses/problems, along with their causes, symptoms and prescriptions. With a partner, please:
1) Research the following illness/problems, and make a list of their causes and prescriptions:
allergies chicken pox ear infection food poisoning hay fever heartburn insomnia nausea rash stress
While you can use the internet in its entirety for your research, a useful link for this can be found here.
*Remember: When using the present perfect continuous, we use for when talking about a time frame:
I’ve been learning Spanish for 20 years and I still don’t know very much.
I’ve been waiting for him for 30 minutes and he still hasn’t arrived.
He’s been telling me about it for days. I wish he would stop.
We use since when talking about a specific point in time:
I’ve been tired since this morning/ I’ve been sick since last week/
I have worked here since 1996
3) When you feel you understand the difference between using for and since in the present perfect continuous, check your understanding by taking this quiz.