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Future forms

Present simple, present continuous, going to & will.

Fabiola JM

on 17 March 2013

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plans, intentions, predictions, hopes & fears FUTURE FORMS: Present simple. Present continuous Going to Exercise: will To talk about schedules in the future.
To talk about the starting and ending times of shows, the opening times of stores and restaurants, school terms:

School starts at 7:00 am, and finishes at 1:00 pm.
The movie starts at 10:00 pm.
The train leaves at 8:45 am. We can use the present continuous to talk about fixed plans & arrangements in the future.
We often use a future time expression, e.g. tomorrow, next week, later today.

There is often a definitive time or place, and we have often agreed with somebody else/ written it in our diaries.

I'm meeting Janette this afternoon for a coffee.
I'm meeting Elena for dinner tomorrow.
My best friend's getting married next month. a) To talk about plans & intentions.
I think I´m going to quit smoking.

She is going to study a new language.

b) To make predictions, especially when we have evidence for them.

Look at the sky! It´s going to rain.
Anna is studying really hard, I think she is going to have very good grades this quarter. A) To make predictions (Things we think, believe or know about the future)

e.g. They will go to USA this summer.
Barcelona will win this match.

B) To make promises.
e.g. Don´t worry, she will help you to do it.
Of course, I'll remember to write that letter. Use the verbs in brackets in the correct future tenses.
Use will, going to, Simple Present or Present Progressive.

1) The train at 11:45. (to leave)
2) We dinner at a nice restaurant on Saturday. (to have)
3) It in the mountains tomorrow evening. (to snow)
4) On Sunday at 8 o'clock I my friend. (to meet)
5) They to London on Friday evening. (to fly)
6) Wait! I you to the station. (to drive)
7) The English lesson at 8:45. (to start)
8) I my sister in April. (to see)
9) Look at the clouds - it in a few minutes. (to rain)
10) Listen! There's someone at the door. I the door for you. (to open)
C) To make offers or requests.
I´ll look after your pets, if you want to travel.
If you want, I'll pick up a pizza on the way home.
If my mother calls, will you tell her I'm not in, please?
I'll have a coke, please. (ordering at the restaurant)

D) To express spontaneous decisions.
-You can´t go to the amusement park today.
-It´s closed.
-Oh! Well, I´ll go tomorrow instead. Answers:
1) The train leaves at 11:45.
2) We are going to have dinner at a nice restaurant on Saturday.
3) It will snow in the mountains tomorrow evening.
4) On Sunday at 8 o'clock I am meeting my friend.
5) They are flying to London on Friday evening.
6) Wait! I will drive you to the station.
7) The English lesson starts at 8:45.
8) I am going to see my sister in April.
9) Look at the clouds - it is going to rain in a few minutes.
10) Listen! There's someone at the door. I will open the door for you. http://www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/exercises/tenses/future.htm
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