Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

Future tense

174 views

Published on

future tense in english

Published in: Education
  • Login to see the comments

  • Be the first to like this

Future tense

  1. 1. THE FUTURE
  2. 2. THE FUTURE WHAT CAN WE USE TO TALK ABOUT THE FUTURE?
  3. 3. THE FUTURE 1. WILL 2. BE GOING TO 3. PRESENT CONTINUOUS FOR FUTURE 4. PRESENT SIMPLE FOR FUTURE
  4. 4. THE FUTURE WHEN DO WE USE WILL? 1. 2. 3. 4.
  5. 5. THE FUTURE 1. INSTANT DECISIONS (decisions made at the moment of speaking i.e. in a restaurant) 2. PROMISES 3. OFFERS & SUGGESTIONS (remember in the question form we use SHALL) 4. GENERAL PREDICTIONS (often used with “I think”
  6. 6. THE FUTURE • I’ll have the steak • I won’t tell anybody where you are. • I’ll carry the bag for you. • Shall we eat out tonight? • You’ll love the film.
  7. 7. REMEMBER WE CANNOT USE WILL FOR PLANS.
  8. 8. THE FUTURE WHEN DO WE USE BE GOING TO? 1. 2.
  9. 9. THE FUTURE 1. INTENTIONS – PLANS 2. PREDICTIONS WITH EVIDENCE. The difference between WILL and BE GOING TO for predictions is that WILL is general, whereas GOING TO shows something in the present which makes the future actions more certain.
  10. 10. THE FUTURE • Are you going to buy a new car? • I think they’re going to win.
  11. 11. THE FUTURE WHEN DO WE USE THE PRESENT CONTINUOUS FOR THE FUTURE? 1.
  12. 12. THE FUTURE 1. FUTURE PLANS AND ARRANGEMENTS. The difference between THE PRESENT CONTINUOUS and BE GOING TO is that the PRESENT CONTINUOUS is fixed (you’ve made the arrangements) whereas BE GOING TO is only an intention (you have made a decision).
  13. 13. EXAMPLE I AM GOING TO VISIT MY PARENTS AT CHRISTMAS. (I want to do this). I AM VISITING MY PARENTS AT CHRISTMAS. (this would indicate that I have the ticket). SOMETIMES THERE IS LITTLE OR NO DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO FORMS. ALTHOUGH WE TEND NOT TO USE BE GOING TO WITH THE VERB TO GO.
  14. 14. REMEMBER If we want to ask someone about their plans, we should use either BE GOING TO or THE PRESENT CONTINUOUS NOT WILL. What are you doing this weekend? What are you going to do this weekend?
  15. 15. REMEMBER In the response you can answer however you want depending on what you wish to convey. “I don’t know. I think I will go to visit my friends” (decided now) “I am going to visit my friends” intention “I am visiting my friends” plan
  16. 16. THE FUTURE WHEN DO WE USE THE PRESENT SIMPLE FOR FUTURE? 1.
  17. 17. THE FUTURE 1. FOR TIMETABLES The train leaves at 8 o’clock

×