Present Continuous or GOING to Exercise 1, Exercise 2, Exercise 3, Exercise 4

Future mix tenses: Exercise 1, Exercise 2, Exercise 3, Exercise 4, Exercise 5

Remember you have these notes and more exercises here

will    do somethingwon’t be going to VerbI’m, you are,        going to verb

he/she/it is

we are, you are, they are

3rd p sg –(e)sdon’t / doesn’t be V+ing will be doing sthwill be + GERUND
to talk about a future fact·  He’ll be 24 tomorrow.

·  The money will go into your account at the end of the month.


to make offers and promises

·  I’ll answer the phone

· I’ll see you tomorrow

to talk about a future intention when a decision has already been made/planned·  We’re going to meet them after school.

·  I’m going to meet my friends in Gasteiz today.



to talk about future schedules, timetables and itineraries.· The lesson finishes at 3:30.

· The train leaves at 9 o’clock.


to talk about future arrangements·  They are coming to see us tomorrow

(I phoned them)

·  I’m meeting Dani at 8:30 (diary)

·  Next holiday we’re staying in a hostel. (booked)


to talk about an activity that will be in progress before and after a particular time· This time next week I’ll be driving to Bilbo.

· Don’t call me at 7 o’clock. I’ll be sleeping.

to make a prediction (there is no present evidence)·  I think Germany will win the World Cup.

·  If you take an aspirin, you’ll soon feel better.


to express an intention or decision made at the moment of speaking

·  It’s cold here. I’ll switch on the heating.

· I’ll have chicken and large fries.

to talk about future predictions when there is evidence that something is going to happen·  Look at those black clouds. It’s going to rain.

· Be careful. You are going to fall!

In clauses with time words like when, after, until,… ·   I’ll come home when

– I finish work

– I have finished work

· She’ll get in touch as soon as she has the information.


intention ≠ arrangementYou have to phone someone, write it down in your diary, book it or promise yourself something


to talk about planned actions that will take place in the near future

·  We are meeting Paul tonight

·  Isn’t he coming with us tonight?


will have done sthwill have +PARTICIPLE


to talk about an action that will be completed before a specific time in the future

· You’ll have finished your homework by 9 o’clock.

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