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Will - future uses

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

The following ESL resources are available for Will - future uses:

 
 
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Will vs going to dominoes
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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Will for predictions
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
Ss correct errors in future sentences (all use will future)
 
 

 

 
 
 
Will and going to quiz (107)
Ten-question multiple-choice quiz.
 
 

 

 
 
 
 

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.
 
 

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)