Future Verb Forms Future Continuous

Future Verb Forms
Future Continuous
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Be going to
• To talk about a personal plan or intention
– We’re going to Disney World this year!
Present Continuous
• To talk about an arrangement with other
people or organizations
– We’re having a meeting on Wednesday to discuss
this quarter’s sales.
• To talk about a decision that is made at the
time of speaking
– No, don’t worry. I’ll pick him up from school on
Present simple
• To talk about a fixed event on a timetable,
calendar, etc.
– It’s on the BBC at noon tomorrow. Are you going
to watch it?
Be going to
• To talk about a prediction that is based on
present evidence
– She’s going to pass the exam on Friday. She’s been
studying for it all week!
• To talk about a prediction that is NOT based
on present evidence.
– He’ll love the sleepover!
Definitely/probably with will/won’t
• He’ll definitely win Prom King this year.
• She probably won’t work in the same office
next year.
Future Continuous
• For something that will be in progress at a
point of time in the future
– We’re playing tennis at 2.30.
– We’ll be playing tennis at 2.30.
– We’re going to the mall at 7.
– We’ll be going to the mall at 7.
Future Continuous
• For something that will happen in the normal
course of events, without any particular plan
or intention
– We’ll be driving through your village if you want us
to pick you up.
– He’ll be picking his sister up anyway so he can pick
you up too.
Emma: I spoke to Diane. She’s coming to the
Eden Project with us.
Paul: Oh, that’s good. Which day are we going?
Emma: Thursday. And there’s a program about it
on BBC2 on Saturday at 7.30.
Paul: We’ll be having dinner with your parents
Emma: Oh, yes. I forgot. Ok, I’ll record it and
we’ll watch it when we get home.
Paul: Fine. By the way, I’m going to buy a video
camera at the weekend. I thought it’d be nice to
take one on holiday with us.
Emma: Tina has one she never uses. It’s brand
new too. Maybe she’ll let us borrow it.
Paul: Well, it’s worth asking. I’ll give her a ring.
Emma: Don’t worry. I’ll be seeing her at my yoga
class tomorrow. I’ll ask her then.
Paul: Good idea. Anyway, where’s the
babysitter? The film starts in half an hour. We’re
going to miss the beginning.
Emma: Oh, I’m sure she’ll be here soon.
5 sentences about your plans and
arrangements for next week
1. At this time next week, I’ll be travelling to
2. Next week I’m going on vacation.
3. I’m meeting my friend on Wednesday.
4. I have a haircut on Friday.
5. I’ll probably eat out some day next week.
What will life be like in 2050?
People’s lifestyles
Travel and transport
Scientific adventures
Families and children
Films, TV and the Internet
English around the world
Schools and children
• In 2050, I think the
environment will be
everyone’s top priority.
• I think people will live in
smaller houses in 2050.
• Families will be much
smaller. At most, people
will have one child.
• English will be spoken
around the world by 70%
of the population.