Future Continuous Tense

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Future Continuous Tense

  1. 1. Lisa WhalenWilkes University
  2. 2.  What are some things that you plan or hope to do in the future?  Today  Next week  5 years from now
  3. 3.  The learner will be able to identify the parts of a future continuous statement. The learner will be able to create examples using the future continuous tense.
  4. 4.  When to use it?  When speaking about things that will happen in the future.
  5. 5.  Subject+ To be (am/is/are) + going to be + present participle (-ing verb).  I am going to be….  She is going to be…  We are going to be…  You are going to be  They are going to be…
  6. 6. I am going to be eating lunch at school. He is going to be practicing after school. Mom is going be driving to the grocery store. We are going to be going to the movies tomorrow night. I am going to be staying at a friend’s house tonight.
  7. 7.  Subject + are/is/am + going to be + present participle. Example: she/reading  She is going to be reading.1. He/running2. We/watching TV3. She/folding laundry4. I/doing homework
  8. 8. 1. He/running He is going to be running.2. We/watching TV We are going to be watching TV.3. She/folding laundry She is going to be folding laundry.4. I/doing homework I am going to be doing homework.
  9. 9.  Using the ideas that you created about the future, write them using the future continuous tense. Subject + To be (am/is/are) + going to be + present participle (-ing verb).
  10. 10. Possible student examples could be: I am going to be sleeping at a friend’s house tonight. I am going to be working on my homework tonight. I am going to be playing football tonight. My family and I are going to be eating out tonight. I am going to be going to Hershey Park this weekend. I am going to be attending college. I am going to be working after school.
  11. 11. Choose a partner and share your examples with them.Choose one of your partner’s examples, and rewrite it in the third person format (i.e. He is going to be, She is going to be, etc.) She is going to be working on homework tonight. He is going to be playing football tonight.
  12. 12.  How would you use the future continuous tense? What are the part of the future continuous tense?

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