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grammar: time expressions - future
 

 

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Worksheets for future - general
 
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Dominoes - futures (748)
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 (422)
Examples of different future concepts. Ss group.
 
 

 

 

Quizzes for future - generalPage top ↑
 
Mixed future forms quiz (168)
18-question mulitple-choice quiz: will, going to, present continuous, future continuous, future perfect.
 
 

 

Multiple-choice future forms quiz (simple) (220)
Multiple-choice quiz that tests will, be + going to and present continuous
 
 

 

Mixed future forms quiz 2 (910)
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
 
 

 

 
 

 

Future forms quiz 2: will, going to and present continuous (1110)
Twelve-question MC quiz with feedback.
 
 

 



Book references for future - generalPage top ↑
 

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
 

Intermediate Communication Games book cover 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.
 


 

future continuous tensePage top ↑

 
worksheets (2)
book references (13)
quiz (1)
notes (1)
 


Worksheets for future continuous tense
 
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Future perfect / continuous (301)
Concept questions for future continuous and future perfect; pair work for future perfect
 
 

 

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Future perfect and continuous practice (580)
Ss complete sentences about themselves and their partners using future perfect and future continous.
 
 

 

 

Quizzes for future continuous tensePage top ↑
 
 
 

 


 
Book references for future continuous tensePage top ↑
 

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 13   Future continuous and future perfect
 

Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate book cover Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate 
Susan Kay   Vaughan Jones   
Unit 9 Soap  Pages 80 - 81
Unit 16 Review 2  Page 136 
Personal predictions; class survey
 

Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate 
Vaughan Jones   Susan Kay   
Unit 12 Student  Pages 113 - 114
 

New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book book cover New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book 
Peter Moore   Sarah Cunningham   
Module 3 Adventures and mishap  Page 37   Language focus
Pictures with multiple-choice captions / speech bubbles. Analysis of examples. Follow up multiple-choice exercise. Listening - students guess the questions and then ask partner
Module 10 Getting together  Pages 111 - 112
Module 10 Getting together  Page 115 
practise
Consolidation modules 9 - 12  Page 136 
consolidation
 

New Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover New Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate 
Susan Kay   Vaughan Jones   
Unit 4 Challenge  Page 41   Grammar: future continuous and future perfect
Find examples of these tenses in previous text + practice book exercises.
 

Photocopiable resource books


Grammar Activities 2 - Upper Intermediate book cover Grammar Activities 2 - Upper Intermediate 
Will Forsyth   Sue Lavender   
15 - 16 Future continuous and future perfect  Pages 15 - 16  Futures 1, Futures 2
Futures 1 Four notices relating to the future. Gap filled explanations Futures 2 Matching, short gap-fill
 

Grammar books with exercises


Developing Grammar in Context book cover Developing Grammar in Context 
Mark Nettle   Diana Hopkins   
12 Future continuous and future perfect  Pages 63 - 68
 

General English adult course resource packs


Reward Upper-intermediate Resource Pack book cover Reward Upper-intermediate Resource Pack 
Susan Kay   
18a & b Tomorrow's world  Page 18 
(18a) Multiple-choice quiz about life in the future. (18b) Six short texts in which the answers can be found.
18c Ten years from now  Page 18 
Students complete sentences making predictions about each other and read them out. Marked as pair work but could be done in small groups or even as a whole class if they know each other sufficiently well.
 




 

will - future usesPage top ↑

See also:
functions: predictions
functions: deductions / guesses
grammar: modals of deduction
functions: offers
 


Worksheets for will - future uses
 
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Will vs going to dominoes (429)
Sixteen dominoes with simple utterances illustrating will for spontaneous decisions and predictions; and going to for plans / intentions and strong predictions based on evidence.
 
 

 

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Making predicitons - reference notes (639)
 
 

 

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Will for predictions (640)
Simple reference sheet on the use of will for making predictions + pairwork exercise where student's ask each other 8 questions about the future. (different questions for students A and B)
 
 

 

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Futures revision (126)
Ss correct errors in future sentences (all use will future)
 
 

 

 

Quizzes for will - future usesPage top ↑
 
Will and going to quiz (107)
Ten-question multiple-choice quiz.
 
 

 


 
Book references for will - future usesPage top ↑
 

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 8 Review 1  Page 68 

Unit 9 Soap  Pages 80 - 81
Unit 16 Review 2  Page 136 
Personal predictions; class survey
 

Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate 
Vaughan Jones   Susan Kay   
Unit 12 Student  Pages 113 - 114
Unit 14 Review 2  Page 134 
 

New Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate students' book book cover New Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate students' book 
Sarah Cunningham   Peter Moore   
Module 6 Time off  Page 56 
Will and won't for predictions. Students ask and answer questions about a future holiday: 'Will I have to book a seat?' etc Matching sentence segments + listening
 

New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book book cover New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book 
Peter Moore   Sarah Cunningham   
Module 10 Getting together  Pages 108 - 109
Module 10 Getting together  Page 115 
practise
 

Photocopiable resource books


Intermediate Communication Games book cover Intermediate Communication Games 
Jill Hadfield   
21 - Promises, promises  Page 21 
'Will' for promises. (+ First conditional) Role Play(family). Ss have to extract a promise out of other family members in exchange for making a promise themselves.
26 - Houseparties  Page 26 
Mill type role play with role cards. Ss ask about future plans etc and decide who they want to spend Christmas with.
34 - Crystal balls  Page 34 
Will for prediction. Mill type role play with role cards. Role cards: fortune tellers / fortune hunters.
 

Grammar books with exercises


Developing Grammar in Context book cover Developing Grammar in Context 
Mark Nettle   Diana Hopkins   
10 Going to and will  Pages 53 - 57
 

General English adult course resource packs


Reward Intermediate Resource Pack book cover Reward Intermediate Resource Pack 
Susan Kay   
17 Predict your future  Page 17 
Mill-drill type activity focusing on personal predicitons. 'I will probably', 'I'm sure I won't' etc.
 

Reward Pre-Intermediate Resource Pack  book cover Reward Pre-Intermediate Resource Pack  
Sue Kay   
12 Horroscope consequences  Page 12 
Horoscope consequence game
13 Getting ready to go  Page 13 
Talking about holiday plans
Progress check 11-15a Find the mistake  Pages 11 - 15
Students compare sentences to see which one contains a mistake
36 This may be your life  Page 36 
May, might, will. won't Class survey to compare people's predictions about their futures.
 

Reward Upper-intermediate Resource Pack book cover Reward Upper-intermediate Resource Pack 
Susan Kay   
18a & b Tomorrow's world  Page 18 
(18a) Multiple-choice quiz about life in the future. (18b) Six short texts in which the answers can be found.
 




 

going to - future intentionsPage top ↑

 


Worksheets for going to - future intentions
 
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Futures - making arrangements I (113)
Simple gapped dialogue for making arrangements - will / going to / present continuous
 
 

 

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Will vs going to dominoes (429)
Sixteen dominoes with simple utterances illustrating will for spontaneous decisions and predictions; and going to for plans / intentions and strong predictions based on evidence.
 
 

 

 

Quizzes for going to - future intentionsPage top ↑
 
Will and going to quiz (107)
Ten-question multiple-choice quiz.
 
 

 


 
Book references for going to - future intentionsPage top ↑
 

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 8 Review 1  Page 68 

 

Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate 
Vaughan Jones   Susan Kay   
Unit 12 Student  Pages 113 - 114
Unit 14 Review 2  Page 134 
 

New Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate students' book book cover New Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate students' book 
Sarah Cunningham   Peter Moore   
Module 6 Time off  Pages 53 - 53
Quiz - Are you a live wire or a couch potato? (Students say what they would like or would rather do.) Grammar analysis: be going to / planning to / would rather / would like
 

New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book book cover New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book 
Peter Moore   Sarah Cunningham   
Module 10 Getting together  Pages 108 - 109
Module 10 Getting together  Page 115 
practise
 

Photocopiable resource books


Elementary Grammar Games book cover Elementary Grammar Games 
Jill Hadfield   
40 - going to  Page 40 
Mill-type activity + small groups Part 1 - Ss use information on cards to arrange themselves in family groups + say what they are going to do, which leads to conflicts. Part 2 - rearrange groups. Ss report family arguments.
 

Intermediate Communication Games book cover Intermediate Communication Games 
Jill Hadfield   
13 - Good intentions or The road to hell  Page 13 
present intentions: Mill type activity comparing good intentions. past intentions: one year later follow-up.
26 - Houseparties  Page 26 
Mill type role play with role cards. Ss ask about future plans etc and decide who they want to spend Christmas with.
 

Grammar books with exercises


Developing Grammar in Context book cover Developing Grammar in Context 
Mark Nettle   Diana Hopkins   
10 Going to and will  Pages 53 - 57
 

General English adult course resource packs


Reward Pre-Intermediate Resource Pack  book cover Reward Pre-Intermediate Resource Pack  
Sue Kay   
13 Getting ready to go  Page 13 
Talking about holiday plans
Progress check 11-15a Find the mistake  Pages 11 - 15
Students compare sentences to see which one contains a mistake
 




 

present continuous tense- future arrangementsPage top ↑

See also:
functions: making arrangements
 


Worksheets for present continuous tense- future arrangements
 
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Futures - making arrangements I (113)
Simple gapped dialogue for making arrangements - will / going to / present continuous
 
 

 

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Dominoes - present tenses (377)
focuses on time expressions for present simple and continuous
 
 

 

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Future arrangements dialogue (425)
Split dialogue
 
 

 


 
Book references for present continuous tense- future arrangementsPage top ↑
 

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 8 Review 1  Page 68 

 

Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate 
Vaughan Jones   Susan Kay   
Unit 12 Student  Pages 113 - 114
Unit 14 Review 2  Page 134 
 

New Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate students' book book cover New Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate students' book 
Sarah Cunningham   Peter Moore   
Module 4 Special occasions  Pages 36 - 37
Gap fill on three people's plans for New Year
 

New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book book cover New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book 
Peter Moore   Sarah Cunningham   
Module 10 Getting together  Pages 108 - 109
Module 10 Getting together  Page 115 
practise
 

Photocopiable resource books


Elementary Grammar Games book cover Elementary Grammar Games 
Jill Hadfield   
39 - Present continuous with future meaning  Page 39 
Mill-type activity with roles (You are going to the cinema tonight etc.) Ss have to find out which people are going out together tonight.
 

Grammar Games and Activities 1 book cover Grammar Games and Activities 1 
Peter Watcyn-Jones   
28 - Four people's diaries  Pages 82 - 83
Ss in pairs have to find the differences between two sets of four diaries.
 

Intermediate Communication Games book cover Intermediate Communication Games 
Jill Hadfield   
26 - Houseparties  Page 26 
Mill type role play with role cards. Ss ask about future plans etc and decide who they want to spend Christmas with.
 

Grammar books with exercises


Developing Grammar in Context book cover Developing Grammar in Context 
Mark Nettle   Diana Hopkins   
11 Present tenses for the future  Pages 58 - 62
 

General English adult course resource packs


Reward Intermediate Resource Pack book cover Reward Intermediate Resource Pack 
Susan Kay   
2 What are you doing next week?  Page 2 
Diary type mill-drill activity
 

Reward Upper-intermediate Resource Pack book cover Reward Upper-intermediate Resource Pack 
Susan Kay   
4a Things to do - places to visit  Page 4 
Making arrangements / invitations from picture and word prompts
 




 

present simple tense- timetabled futurePage top ↑

 

 
Book references for present simple tense- timetabled futurePage top ↑
 

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 Upper Intermediate book cover Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate 
Vaughan Jones   Susan Kay   
Unit 12 Student  Pages 113 - 114
Unit 14 Review 2  Page 134 
 

New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book book cover New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book 
Peter Moore   Sarah Cunningham   
Module 10 Getting together  Pages 108 - 109
Module 10 Getting together  Page 115 
practise
 




 

future perfect tensePage top ↑

 


Worksheets for future perfect tense
 
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Future perfect / continuous (301)
Concept questions for future continuous and future perfect; pair work for future perfect
 
 

 

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Future perfect and continuous practice (580)
Ss complete sentences about themselves and their partners using future perfect and future continous.
 
 

 

 

Quizzes for future perfect tensePage top ↑
 
 
 

 


 
Book references for future perfect tensePage top ↑
 

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 13   Future continuous and future perfect
 

Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate book cover Inside Out Student's Book Intermediate 
Susan Kay   Vaughan Jones   
Unit 9 Soap  Pages 80 - 81
Unit 16 Review 2  Page 136 
Personal predictions; class survey
 

Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate 
Vaughan Jones   Susan Kay   
Unit 12 Student  Pages 113 - 114
Unit 14 Review 2  Page 134 
 

New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book book cover New Cutting Edge Upper Intermediate students' book 
Peter Moore   Sarah Cunningham   
Module 10 Getting together  Pages 111 - 112
Module 10 Getting together  Page 115 
practise
Consolidation modules 9 - 12  Page 136 
consolidation
Module 5 Unusual achievements  Pages 54 - 55  Perfect tenses
Listening, analysis and follow-up exercises on present perfect simple, future perfect simple and past perfect simple
 

New Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate book cover New Inside Out Student's Book Upper Intermediate 
Susan Kay   Vaughan Jones   
Unit 4 Challenge  Page 41   Grammar: future continuous and future perfect
Find examples of these tenses in previous text + practice book exercises.
 

Photocopiable resource books


Grammar Activities 2 - Upper Intermediate book cover Grammar Activities 2 - Upper Intermediate 
Will Forsyth   Sue Lavender   
17 Futures mixed  Pages 15 - 17
Chapter 15
future continuous vs future perfect
(1) Gap fill exercise with picture prompts (signs and notices)
(2) Gap fill with conversation prompt.

Chapter 16
future continuous vs future perfect
(1) Mulitple-choice exercise
(2) Sentence completion
(3) Gap fill (choose verb from list of base forms and form either future continuous or future perfect

Chapter 17
Mixed futures
Sentence completion from prompts

15 - 16 Future continuous and future perfect  Pages 15 - 16  Futures 1, Futures 2
Futures 1 Four notices relating to the future. Gap filled explanations Futures 2 Matching, short gap-fill
 

Grammar books with exercises


Developing Grammar in Context book cover Developing Grammar in Context 
Mark Nettle   Diana Hopkins   
12 Future continuous and future perfect  Pages 63 - 68
 

General English adult course resource packs


Reward Upper-intermediate Resource Pack book cover Reward Upper-intermediate Resource Pack 
Susan Kay   
18a & b Tomorrow's world  Page 18 
(18a) Multiple-choice quiz about life in the future. (18b) Six short texts in which the answers can be found.
18c Ten years from now  Page 18 
Students complete sentences making predictions about each other and read them out. Marked as pair work but could be done in small groups or even as a whole class if they know each other sufficiently well.
 




 

going to (prediction)Page top ↑

See also:
functions: predictions
 


Worksheets for going to (prediction)
 
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Predictions with be going to (2349)
Sixteen strips with predictions using be going to either cut in half or question/statement + response. Can be (1) cut up and used as a matching or (2) one student reads out left side and other(s) complete the right side. Dominoes version also included
 
 

 

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Making predicitons - reference notes (639)
 
 

 

 

Quizzes for going to (prediction)Page top ↑
 
Will and going to quiz (107)
Ten-question multiple-choice quiz.
 
 

 


 
Book references for going to (prediction)Page top ↑
 

Photocopiable resource books


Play Games with English Book 2 (1981-8) book cover Play Games with English Book 2 (1981-8) 
Colin Granger   John Plumb   
Close-ups 1 page 11  Page 11 
Going to as a strong prediction based on present evidence. 8 picture prompts.
 




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