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Unit 2 future

  1. FUTURE
  2. Some ways of expressing the future include: Simple future (will) To be going to Present continuous (future use) Let’s have a look at each of them individually…
  3. Simple future (will) (SUBJ) + WILL + (BASE FORM) We can use it to express a simple prediction: •There will be snow on many mountains tomorrow.. •Athletic won’t (will not ) win the League this year. •Will men live on the moon by 2020? We can use it to express a spontaneous decision: •I’ll pay for the tickets. •It’s her birthday. I’ll send her a postcard. •I’m not hungry. I’ll just have a sandwich. We can use it to express willingness: •We’ll help you , mum. •I’ll help you with the homework.
  4. Simple future (will) We can use it to make an offer •Shall I open the window? We can use it to give an invitation: •Will you come to the disco with me tomorrow? •Will you marry me? We can use it to express suggestion: •Shall we go to the cinema tonight? We can use it to express a promise: •I will telephone you when I arrive. (I promise) •I won’t tell anyone your secret.
  5. To be going to We can use it to express a future plan •We are going to paint our garage this afternoon. •I’m going to do my homework when I finish my sandwich. •They are going to drive all the way to Barcelona. We can use it to express a prediction (based on evidence) •Look at those black clouds. It’s going to rain soon. •I failed my tests. My parents are not going to be very happy with me. •It’s 7.50. You are going to miss the bus.
  6. Present continuous (future use) We can use it to express an arrangement •I’m leaving this evening. (I have my plane tickets with me) •I’m having lunch with Mary tonight ( I reserved a table for 2 this morning) DON’T FORGET THE TIME EXPRESSIONS !!!!!
  7. Present continuous (future use) We can use it to express an arrangement •I’m leaving this evening. (I have my plane tickets with me) •I’m having lunch with Mary tonight ( I reserved a table for 2 this morning) DON’T FORGET THE TIME EXPRESSIONS !!!!!
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