I'm currently studying a CELTA and need some help with a lesson I'm teaching on Monday. I was wondering if some could help me with the following:
These questions are from "Cutting Edge: Upper Intermediate (p.36)".
In these dialogues, the students need to choose the best verb form and answer why. Choosing the best verb form is simple enough but can anybody help me as to why they're the best verb form to use?(Number 3 is causing me most problems) Any concept-checking questions or timelines to clarify will be much appreciated.
1. So how are you anyway? Done anything exciting since I last saw you?
No, nothing at all. It's rained / It's been raining all weekend. I haven't been / I haven't been going out once!
2. I'll phone you tonight to discuss the details, say about eight o'clock?
Could you make it a bit later? We'll have / We'll be having dinner at that time.
3. Excuse me, is it going to be much longer? I've waited / I've been waiting for over an hour!
I'm sorry, the computer's broken down / been breaking down and we've lost / we've been losing all our records. Dr Greenway will see you as soon as he can.
4. Put the camera down please, you'll break it / you'll be breaking it.
No, I won't!