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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 (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.



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.

ESL lesson plans

Politics and the US Election

Complete lesson Vocabulary: politics, elections; skills: political issues.
US Election ESL worksheet 1 US Election ESL worksheet 2 US Election ESL worksheet 3 US Election ESL worksheet 4
Download Politics and the US Election (PDF)

Gender discrimination at work

Complete lesson Vocabulary: work clothes; skills: gender discrimination; grammar: reported speech.
Gender descrimination ESL worksheet 1 Gender descrimination ESL worksheet 2 Gender descrimination ESL worksheet 3
Download Workplace gender discrimination (PDF)

English grammar notes

Comparison with as...as

Comprehensive grammar reference notes, illustrated.
Grammar notes on comparison with as..as 1 Grammar notes on comparison with as..as 2 Grammar notes on comparison with as..as 3
Download English grammar notes: comparison with as...as (PDF)