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Future Tenses


9.Correct Answers

7. Present Simple as Future

6. Going To

5. Presente Continuos

4. Future Simple

8. Practice Exercises

3. Introduction



In this presentation, I will explain the differences between various verb tenses in English. These tenses are fundamental tools that help us talk about when actions occur. We will explore how and when to use Present Simple, Present Continuous, Future Simple, and Going To

Future Simple

The Future Simple tense in English is used for spontaneous decisions and predictions about the future. For example, when you say "I will travel to Paris next year," you're using the Future Simple to express a future action without prior planning. This tense is also used to make promises, offers, and requests. For instance, "I will help you with your homework" is a promise, "Will you come to the party?" is a request, and "I'll carry those bags for you" is an offer. Understanding when to use the Future Simple tense helps in expressing intentions and expectations clearly.

Present Continuous

The Present Continuous tense is used for plans or arrangements that have been made. For instance, when you say "I am meeting my friend tomorrow," you're using the Present Continuous to talk about a definite plan or arrangement for the near future. This tense is also used to describe ongoing actions happening at the moment of speaking, such as "I am studying for my exams right now." Additionally, it can be used to describe temporary situations or actions that are currently in progress, like "She is living with her parents while her house is being renovated." Understanding the Present Continuous tense helps in conveying both current actions and future plans effectively.

Going To

UThe "Going To" future tense is used for intentions and predictions based on evidence or plans already made. For example, when you say "I am going to start a new job," you're using "Going To" to express your intention or a future event that you've already decided upon or have evidence for. This tense is also commonly used for making predictions based on current evidence, such as "Look at those clouds; it is going to rain soon." Additionally, "Going To" can indicate an action that is about to happen, like "Watch out! You are going to spill your coffee." Understanding the "Going To" future tense aids in expressing planned actions and predictions with a sense of certainty.

Present Simple

The Present Simple tense is used for schedules and programmed events. For example, when you say "The train leaves at 6 PM," you're using the Present Simple to describe a regular schedule or a fixed event that happens repeatedly or according to a set plan. This tense is also used for general truths, habits, and routines. For instance, "She often goes for a run in the morning" describes a habitual action. Moreover, it is used in statements of fact, such as "Water boils at 100 degrees Celsius." Understanding the Present Simple tense helps in clearly communicating regularities and fixed events in both spoken and written English.

Practice Exercises

  • Future Simple:
Complete the sentence: "Next year, I ______ (to travel) to Japan."True or False: "She will goes to the concert tomorrow."
  • Present Continuous:
Rewrite using Present Continuous: "They are visiting their grandparents next weekend."Choose the correct form: "I ______ (meeting/am meeting) my friend after school."
  • Going To:
Fill in the blank: "He ______ (to study) for his exams this weekend."Correct the error: "She is going to cooks dinner tonight."
  • Present Simple:
Complete with the correct form: "The train ______ (to arrive) at 7 AM every day."Multiple choice: "They usually ______ (go/goes) shopping on Sundays."
  • Going To:
He is going to study for his exams this weekend.Correct the error: "She is going to cook dinner tonight."
  • "Present Simple:
"The train arrives at 7 AM every day.""They usually go shopping on Sundays."

Correct Answers

  • Future Simple:
"Next year, I will travel to Japan."True or False: "She will goes to the concert tomorrow." (False)
  • Present Continuous:
"They are visiting their grandparents next weekend.""I am meeting my friend after school."

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