• Talking about the future
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  • 16.03.2023
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Tal­king about the fu­ture

Pre­sent simp­le





Ti­me­tab­led events, e.g. TV pro­gram­me or train de­par­tu­re (ti­me­tab­led fu­ture)



The hair salon opens at 8 o'clock.

Pre­sent con­ti­nuous







Per­so­nal ar­ran­ge­ments (diary fu­ture)



I am get­ting my hair cut next week.

Going to + in­fi­ni­ti­ve



Pre­dic­tions (when you can see the evi­dence)

Look at the clouds. It's going to rain.



De­cis­i­ons al­rea­dy made

I'm going to get my hair cut.

Will + in­fi­ni­ti­ve



Pre­dic­tions (based on no evi­dence)

I think it will rain in a few days.



De­cis­i­ons made at the time of spea­king (spon­ta­neous)

I will get my hair cut.

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Talk for a mi­nu­te about each of the fol­lo­wing, using the cor­rect fu­ture tense. You may also write down one ex­am­ple sen­tence for each:
  • 1) Your ar­ran­ge­ments for this eve­ning.

    ______________________________________________________________________

  • 2) Your in­ten­ti­ons for the rest of the year.

    ______________________________________________________________________

  • 3) Your pre­dic­tions for the pla­net for 2050.

    ______________________________________________________________________
Pre­dic­tions

Pre­dic­tions can be based on evi­dence or no evi­dence.



When tal­king about your pre­dic­tions for the pla­net for 2050, you can use both will-​future or going-​to fu­ture, de­pen­ding on whe­ther there is evi­dence or not.



E.g.:

I think there will be fly­ing cars in 2050.



Sci­en­tists say that Ve­nice is going to be floo­ded

by 2050. (Wis­sen­schaft­ler haben Be­wei­se dafür.)



ar­ran­ge­ment = Ver­ein­ba­rung

in­ten­ti­on = Ab­sicht

pre­dic­tion = Vor­her­sa­ge

evi­dence = Be­weis/Hin­weis

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