Future Verb Forms Future Continuous The Warehouse Madrid Upper-Intermediate Class 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. will • 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 Wednesday. 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! will • 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. #7 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 then. Emma: Oh, yes. I forgot. Ok, I’ll record it and we’ll watch it when we get home. #7 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. #7 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 Toledo. 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? • • • • • • • • Environment 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.