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will - future uses
going to (prediction)

The following ESL resources are available for Predictions:

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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)


Speculation about the future quiz 01
Twelve-question short answer quiz. Students write in the correct word to complete the phrase for speculating: doubt, will certainly, is bound to etc


Speculation about the future quiz 02
Multiple-choice concept quiz using the same examples as Speculating about the future quiz 01. Students choose the correct paraphrase to the original sentence.





General English course books (adults)

New Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate students' book book cover 

New Cutting Edge Pre-Intermediate students' book

Sarah Cunningham   Peter Moore   
Module 9 Old and new  Pages 82 - 83
May / might / will / definitely Listening: people make predictions about life 100 years in the future Students make prediction from skeleton sentences and prompts

General English adult course resource packs

Reward Pre-Intermediate Resource Pack  book cover 

Reward Pre-Intermediate Resource Pack

Sue Kay   
12 Horroscope consequences  Page 12 
Horoscope consequence game
36 This may be your life  Page 36 
May, might, will. won't Class survey to compare people's predictions about their futures.


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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Download Comparison with as...as - grammar notes (PDF)

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 with lead-in and comprehension tasks.
Jigsaw reading for groups of three.
Grammar follow-up on participle clauses (PDF advanced version)
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Download Intermediate (PDF)
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Download Advanced (PDF)