Present Perfect / Present Perfect Continuous + First Conditional Revision:
for ages / for years - to fancy - what about…? - how about…? Notes:
Present Perfect Continuous - have + been + ing
Focus on the action, i.e.- I've been baking cakes.
An incomplete action, i.e.- I've been writing the reports. I've only got three more to do.
Focus on how long, i.e.- She's been watching TV for an hour.
A temporary situation, i.e.- He's been working at a clothes shop this summer but now he's going to university.Vocabulary for ages
- a long time, relative to context, i.e.
- She hasn't had a holiday for ages. could mean 3 years
- I haven't seen Jane for ages. could mean 6 months
- I haven't bought a newspaper for ages. could mean two months.
luxury - describes very comfortable, usually exensive surrounding, i.e.
- We stayed in a luxury (or luxurious) hotel.
- to want or feel like something. Followed by ing
or a noun
or noun phrase
- I fancy seeing a movie tonight.
- I fancy a long walk this afternoon.
- a place where people go on holiday.take off
- (Phrasal Verb) various meanings, in this conversation it simply means, to go
- Let's take off somewhere hot for a week this winter.
- She took off for the South of France yesterday.
/ how about...?
- to make a suggestion. Followed by a noun
- Where shall we meet?
- What about / how about at the station?
- What about / how about visiting your parents this weekend?