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Future time


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Future time

  2. 2. Introduction We use four different verb tenses to talk about the future: 1. Present Simple 2. Present Continuous 3. Be going to 4. Will
  3. 3. 1. Present Simple We use the Present Simple when talking about events on a definite timetable or program. The football match starts at 4 p.m. You may find some of these verbs: To be, open, close, begin, start, end, finish, arrive, come, leave, return.
  4. 4. 2. Present Continuous We use the Present Continous when we talk about a definite plan or a fixed arrangement (+time/ place reference): I’m meeting Ann tomorrow at ten at the café.
  5. 5. 3. Be going toWe use the verb “be” going to for:-predictions based on evidence:Look! He’s going to fall down!-intentions, plans or decisions made before the time of speaking:He’s going to study German next year.
  6. 6. 4.WillThe verb will/won’t + bare infinitive isused for:-making general predictions: By 2050, most people will live to 120.-talking about decisions made at the time of speaking (immediate decisions): “I’m cold” “I’ll close the window”