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The following ESL resources are available for Future:

 
 
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Dominoes - futures
Sixteen matching dominoes for will (spontaneous / offers / promises / predictions), going to (intentions / predictions based on present evidence), present continuous (arrangements), present simple (scheduled events)
 
 

 

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Futures - concepts
Examples of different future concepts. Ss group.
 
 

 

 
 
 
Mixed future forms quiz
18-question mulitple-choice quiz: will, going to, present continuous, future continuous, future perfect.
 
 

 

Multiple-choice future forms quiz (simple)
Multiple-choice quiz that tests will, be + going to and present continuous
 
 

 

Mixed future forms quiz 2
Twenty-question Multiple-choice quiz. All main forms of expressing the future + was going to / be about to / future time clauses with present and present perfect tenses
 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 
 

General English course books (adults)

Global Upper Intermediate students' book book cover 

Global Upper Intermediate students' book

Lindsay Clandfield   Rebecca Robb Benne   
 
Unit 1 Alive & Well  Page 11   Future forms
will, going to, present continuous, present simple
 
 
Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate book cover 

Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate

Susan Kay   Vaughan Jones   
 
Unit 7 party  Pages 60 - 61
Will / be going to / present continuous (1) Listen and read tapescript. Analyze for future forms and uses. (2) Long dialogue to read and listen to. Mulitple-choice forms for futures. (3) Pairwork speaking practice from prompts. (4) Dialogue building: invitations. (Follow flow chart).
 
 
Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover 

Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate

Vaughan Jones   Susan Kay   
 
Unit 12 Student  Pages 133 - 134
Review of all main future forms and uses based around a tapescript of an interview with a teenage girl about her plans to make it as a signer. Listening, multiple-choice activity, fill in grammar analysis table
 
 
New Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate students' book book cover 

New Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate students' book

Sarah Cunningham   Peter Moore   
 
Consolidation modules 6 - 10  Page 96 
Gapped story
 
 

Photocopiable resource books

Grammar Activities 2 - Upper Intermediate book cover 

Grammar Activities 2 - Upper Intermediate

Will Forsyth   Sue Lavender   
 
17 Futures mixed  Page 17 
Mixed futures. Sentence completion from prompts
 
 
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Intermediate Communication Games

Jill Hadfield   
 
14 - Future snap  Page 14 
All main future forms + time expressions.
 
 

General English adult course resource packs

Reward Upper-intermediate Resource Pack book cover 

Reward Upper-intermediate Resource Pack

Susan Kay   
 
4b Whose life is it?  Page 4 
Talking about plans and making predictions using will, and going to.
 
 

Grammar

Comparison with as...as...

Comparison with <i>as</i>...</i>as...</as>: picture
 
Detailed grammar reference notes on comparison with as....
Three pages, illustrated. Includes positive and negative forms, modifiers and common similes.
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ESL lesson plans

Reading and vocabulary: workplace discrimination

Reading and vocabulary: workplace discrimination: picture
 
Work clothing vocabulary.
News story in graded English about woman who was sent home for refusing to wear high-heeled shoes.
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Download Dress code (PDF)
 
 

ESL lesson plans

Reading and vocabulary: How Donald Trump got rich: a tale of three Trumps

Reading and vocabulary: How Donald Trump got rich: a tale of three Trumps: picture
 
Three articles in graded English on the Trump family, charting the creation of the Trump fortune.
Pre-reading section on well-known business leaders. (PDF version)
Lead-in on the Trump family. (PDF version)
Jigsaw reading for groups of three on Donald Trump, his father and grandfather.
Grammar follow-up on participle clauses (PDF advanced version)
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Download A Tale of Three Trumps (PDF)
 
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Download A Tale of Three Trumps (Advanced) (PDF)