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In this lesson we will learn how to create sentences using the simple future tense.
Charlet: We use the simple future tense to talk about things that will happen at a time later than now. Basically, in order to talk about events that we expect will take place in the future. We use ‘will’ to make this tense.
Yuvi: Will you help him later?
Charlet: The future simple tense is used to express a general intention. For example
Yuvi: He will change jobs.
Charlet: We also use simple future tense for predictions. For example:
Yuvi: The horse will not win.
Charlet: It is also used to say something that we believe will happen:
Yuvi: They'll probably study at that university.
Charlet: The future simple is used for a decision or offer made at the moment of speaking. For example:
Yuvi: I’ll take you home.
No, thank you. I’ll take a taxi.
Charlet: Simple future tense is also used in a conversation to state a fact. For example:
Yuvi: Oil will float on water.
Charlet: It can also be used to ask questions or make a suggestion or promise. For example:
Yuvi: Will you phone your mother-in-law to apologize, please?
OK, I will.
Charlet: Now, let’s see some sample conversations.
Hash: What will you do tonight?
Benny: Nothing much. I’ll be at home and probably watch TV.
Hash: Let’s go out for dinner then.
Benny: That’s a good idea.
Hash: I’ll pick you up at 8.
Benny: I’ll be ready.
Jetson: Can I come in Mr. Garrison?
Garry: You are late again, Jetson!
Jetson: I’m sorry. I got stuck in traffic.
Garry: When will you stop making excuses and start arriving on time for class?
Jetson: I’ll definitely try to be on time from now on.
Garry: Let’s hope so. Please take your seat.