9 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 Copyright © 2006 Pearson Education and its licensors. All rights reserved.