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In this lesson, we will learn how to use the Simple Future.
Melissa: Hello, everybody. Today we’re going to talk about the Simple Future. It is a verb form used to express the idea of future, or something that will happen after the moment we speak.
Tina: Hi, Melissa. Hello, everyone. We make the Simple Future sentence by using subject + will + verb in the simple, positive form.
Melissa: Yes, that’s it, Tina. When talking about the future, we use this to say when something will happen.
Tina: Are there other ways we can say the same thing, referring to the future?
Melissa: Yes! There are many ways to talk about the future. Using will is one of them.
Tina: And the short form of will is commonly used when we speak, right?
Melissa: Yes, that’s true. Using contractions is a characteristic of spoken language.
Tina: Can we see some dialogues with examples?
Melissa: Good idea. Let’s take a look at some people using the future with ‘will’.
Paul: Hey, Richard. What’s up?
Richard: Not much, Paul. How are you doing? Today is Friday, anything planned for later?
Paul: Yes! Tonight we’ll go to Anne’s house.
Richard: Is it her birthday?
Paul: No, her birthday is Sunday, but we will celebrate later tonight. Would you like to come?
Richard: Yes, I would. How will you go?
Paul: I’ll take a taxi. But, if you want a ride, call Susan. She’ll go by car.
Richard: Great! Susan is my neighbor. I will call her and ask her to give me a ride. Thanks, Paul. I’ll see you at the party!
Melissa: Good morning, honey. Will you take the car today?
Paul: Good morning, dear. No. Today Richard will give me a ride to the office.
Melissa: Good. I will need the car to take my mother to the doctor’s office later this morning.
Paul: Okay. Do you know what time you will be home? Will you have lunch with me?
Melissa: No, I won’t have time. I will have a meeting with my boss at the office this afternoon.
Richard: Hi, Tina. Will you go to Canada next week?
Tina: Yes, I will. How about you?
Richard: No, I won’t be able to go. I will stay at the office to coordinate things from here.
Tina: Will you be alone at the office?
Richard: No. Peter will be here, too. He’ll come from New York to give me a hand.
Tina: Great! I know you’re very competent, but you will need help here.
Richard: I know. We will do everything we can to make sure our client is happy.