What is the future?
In this chapter, you’ll discover how to talk about things that haven’t happened yet but will happen later. Think of it as peeking into a crystal ball to see what’s ahead. By the end of this chapter, you’ll be a master of using different ways to express “The Future.”
1. Introducing “The Future”
Imagine having a telescope that lets you see into tomorrow. “The Future” is all talking about things that will happen after the present moment. Let’s learn how to use this telescope in your sentences.
2. Different Ways to Express “The Future”
Let’s explore three main ways to talk about what’s to come:
- “Will” + Base Form of the Verb:
I will read a book tonight.
They will play soccer tomorrow.
- “Going To” + Base Form of the Verb:
She is going to watch a film later.
We are going to visit the museum next week.
- Present Continuous for Future:
He is meeting his friends after school.
They are having a picnic this Saturday.
3. Positive Sentences
When you want to talk about something that will happen, use a suitable future structure.
I will eat pizza for dinner.
She is going to draw a picture.
4. Negative Sentences
For negatives, add “not” after the future structure.
They will not play in the rain. (or They won’t play…)
We are not going to have a test. (or We aren’t going to have…)
To ask about future plans, start with the future structure.
Will you go to the party on Friday?
Are they going to visit the zoo?
6. Predicting What’s Ahead
Using “The Future” helps you predict and plan for what’s coming up:
We will learn about space in class tomorrow. (Prediction)
She is going to bake cookies this weekend. (Plan)
7. Practice Time
Practice expressing future actions using the different structures. Imagine you’re predicting exciting events!