FUTURE SIMPLE will + V1. predictions about the future (hope, think, believe, expect, imagine, I’m sure, I’m afraid, probably, perhaps) He’ll probably be late.2. for promises I promise I won’t forget you.3. for on-the-spot decision I’m so tired. I’ll tale a break.4. for threats If you don’t study hard, you will fail your exams.5. forhopes, fears, offers, promises, warnings, predictions, requests, comments (expect, hope, believe, I’m sure, I’m afraid, probably) I’m afraid she will be busy tomorrow.6. for things we are not yet sure about or we haven’t decided todo yet. Maybe I’ll go to the cinema later.
FUTURE CONTINUOUS will be + Ving1. for actions which will be in progress at a stated future time This time next week I’ll be sunbathing in Sochi2. for actions which will definitely happen in the future asa result of a routine or arrangement. She will be driving to London tonight.3. When we ask politely about someone’s plans for thenear future. Will you be watching the show tonight?
FUTURE PERFECT Will + have + V31. for an action which will be finished before a stated future time She will have written her essay by 7 o’clock. Time expressions Before By By then By the time Untill / till
BE GOING TO am/is/are + going + infinitive1. To talk about our future plans and intentions She is going to go shopping tomorrow.2. To make predictions based on what we see or know There are black clouds in the sky. It looks like it is going to rain.3. To talk about things we are sure about or we havealready decided to do in the near future. They are going to build a bridge here.
PRESENT SIMPLE with future meaning Vs, VTimetables/ programmes The bus arrives at 2 o’clock in the morning. PRESENT CONTINUOUS with future meaning am/is/are + VingFixed arrangements in the near future I’m relaxing at home this weekend.