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  • 1. FUTURE FORMS
  • 2.
    • Supermarkets experts believe that in a few years we’ll be eating far more functional foods, e.g. specially grown food with cancer-fighting properties.
  • 3.
    • The future continuous
  • 4.
    • b) Mechanical hearts will son be used for transplants, removing the pressure to find human donors.
  • 5.
    • A future passive form
  • 6.
    • c) The first artificial eyes are set to appear within ten years
  • 7.
    • Phrase in the present simple that conveys a future meaning
  • 8.
    • d) Most experts agree that we’re going to have to find ways of becoming more active if we are to stay fit and healthy.
  • 9.
    • “ going to” to make a prediction
  • 10.
    • e) The labour-saving devices of the future could lead to an epidemic of obesity
  • 11.
    • A “past” modal used to talk about the future
  • 12.
    • f) A favourite prediction of the eighties was that videophones would take over from ordinary phones, but there is no sign of this happening.
  • 13.
    • the “future in the past”
  • 14.
    • g) It is predicted that by 2020 cash will have virtually disappeared.
  • 15.
    • The “past” in the future
  • 16.
    • h) A radical new form of energy will almost certainly emerge soon
  • 17.
    • “ Will” to make a prediction
  • 18.
    • i) Most scientists don’t believe that we will ever be able to travel through time.
  • 19.
    • A future modal (ability)