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Will for the Future;
Future Time Markers
The Future of Space
Travel
Focus on Grammar 2
Part IX, Unit 31
By Ruth Luman, Gabriele Steiner, and BJ Wells
Copyright © 2006. Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.
News Flash
How
will
This
is Spaceship
an exciting
Good
morning.
This
One
way
day.change
We’re the
watching
ispeople
Gloria
Lopez
the
firsttravel?
airplane
reporting
for Station
travel into
space!
Will these
XKZ.trips be
expensive?
Let’s go now to an
interview with Burt
Rhutan, the
inventor of
Spaceship One.
In the future, many
people will travel by
airplane
No, into
theyspace.
won’t
cost much. People
will probably take
their vacations to
other planets.
The Future
Use will + the base form of the verb to talk
about things that will take place in the future.
In the future, we will
have friends from
other planets.
Be Careful!
Use the base form of the verb after will or
won’t.
I will
takes
I will
takeyour gift
to my leader.
Contractions
Use contractions of will with pronouns in
speaking and informal writing.
Contractions
I will
you will
he will
she will
it will
we will
they will
I’ll
you’ll
he’ll
she’ll
it’ll
we’ll
they’ll
Practice your
pronunciatio
n of the
contractions.
Be Careful!
Do not use contractions in affirmative short
answers.
Will you please
drive more
slowly?
Sure,
Sure,I I’ll.
will.
Predictions
Use will to make predictions.
By the year 2060,
Bywe
the
year
2080,
will
have
schoolchildren
will take
airports on Saturn.
fieldtrips to Jupiter.
Promise or Assurance
Use will to make a promise or give assurance.
I think I’m lost.
Don’t worry, I’ll
help you.
promise
assurance
I’ll take you back
to your
spaceship, I
promise.
Ask for or Offer
Use will to ask for or offer something.
Will you give
me a ride to the
next planet?
offer
request
Sure, we’ll give
you a window
seat.
Won’t
Won’t is the contraction of will + not. It has
two meanings.
He won’t have a
job next week.
negative
future
I won’t eat
another bite.
refusal
Practice 1
Look at the statements. Match
the statements to the different
uses for will.
Example:
“I’ll love you
“I’ll
love you
forever.”
forever.”
Promise
Offer
1.
1.“I“Ithink
thinkitit
will
willrain
rainnext
next
week.”
week.”
2. “This
“This
2.
homework is
is
homework
too difficult.
difficult. II
too
won’t do
do it.”
it.”
won’t
3.
3.“I’ll
“I’llget
getyou
you
some
somewater
waterfor
for
your
yourhiccups.”
hiccups.”
Predict
Ask for
Refuse
4. ““Will
4.
Willyou
you
please take
take out
out
please
the garbage?”
garbage?”
the
Probably
To say that something is not definite, use
probably with will for the future.
We’ll probably
visit that planet.
Time Markers
Some time markers are used only for the
future.
We’ll learn
more about
Earth
tomorrow.
Practice 2
Use will to answer the
questions with a partner.
1. What will you do in ten years?
2. Where will you live?
3. Will you take vacations to other planets?
4. Will you take English classes next year?
5. What classes will you take?
References
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