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Future forms


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Future forms

  1. 1. FUTURE SIMPLE • Things which are not • Make promises certain:think, hope, expec I will love you for ever t, probably, maybe • Make offers I will probably win the I will help you with your lottery homework • Predictions for the future • Express a decision made at It will rain a lot next month the moment of speaking • Make requests It’s hot here! I will open Will you help me with the the windows dishes?
  2. 2. FUTURE CONTINUOUS • For something happening (in progress) at a specific time in the future  Tomorrow at midday I’ll be traveling to Paris • For something happening over a period of time in the future  In 2100, glaciers will be shrinking faster.
  3. 3. Future perfect • For things COMPLETED before a time mentioned in the future  I can wait for you at 10 because I will have arrived by then
  4. 4. Going to • PREDICTIONS about the future based on present evidence Look at those thick clouds! It’s going to rain • FUTURE PLANS AND INTENTIONS Iam going to study Law at university
  5. 5. PRESENT CONTINUOUS • Things arranged between people for the future We are visiting my parents in law tonight, they invited us last week.
  6. 6. PRESENT SIMPLE • Events fixed on a timetable The train to London arrives at seven
  7. 7. LET’S PRACTICE… CIRCLE the INCORRECT future form in each sentence: 1. How do you think climate change will affect /is going to affect/ is affecting our country in the future? 2. In five year’s time, no one will be driving/is driving/ is going to drive four wheels drive cars
  8. 8. 3. Next month I’m having/ I’m going to have/ I’ll be having solar panels put on my roof to generate my own electricity. 4. We’re going to avoid / We’ll be avoiding / We’ll have avoided flying from now on. 5. By the end of the century, many species will be/ will have become/ will be becoming extinct.
  9. 9. 6. This government is going to prevent/ will prevent/ will have prevented any more rainforest from being destroyed. 7. I think next winter most people are going to turn down / are turning down / will turn down their central heating to reduce their carbon emissions. 8. If everything goes as planned, this time next year they’ll have started/ they are starting/ they’ll be starting the new recycling project.
  10. 10. 9. Next year I think I’m taking/ I’ll take/ I’m going to take my holidays in this country rather than abroad. 10.Experts predict that the climate will be/ is going to be/ will have been more extreme in the future.