Expressing the future

We have a lesson next Monday.The train arrives at 6.30 in the morning.The holidays start next week.It"s my birthday tomorrow.

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2. We can use the present continuous for plans or arrangements:

I"m playing football tomorrow.They are coming khổng lồ see us tomorrow.We"re having a các buổi party at Christmas.

3. We use will:

when we express beliefs about the future:

It will be a nice day tomorrow.I think Brazil will win the World Cup.I"m sure you will enjoy the film.

lớn mean want to or be willing to:

I hope you will come khổng lồ my tiệc nhỏ.George says he will help us.

to lớn make offers & promises :

I"ll see you tomorrow.We"ll send you an gmail.

to lớn talk about offers and promises:

Tlặng will be at the meeting.Mary will help with the cooking.

4. We use be going to:

khổng lồ talk about plans or intentions:

I"m going to lớn drive lớn work today.They are going lớn move to Manchester.

lớn make predictions based on evidence we can see:

Be careful! You are going to lớn fall(= I can see that you might fall.)Look at those blachồng clouds. I think it"s going khổng lồ rain(= I can see that it will rain.)

5. We use will be with an -ing form for something happening before và after a specific time in the future:

I"ll be working at eight o"clock. Can you come later?They"ll be waiting for you when you arrive.

6. We can use will be with an -ing form instead of the present continuous or be going to when we are talking about plans, arrangements & intentions:

They"ll be coming khổng lồ see us next week.I"ll be driving to work tomorrow.

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7. We often use verbs like would like, plan, want, mean, hope, expect lớn talk about the future:

What are you going lớn vì chưng next year? I"d lượt thích khổng lồ go to university.We plan khổng lồ go lớn France for our holidays.George wants lớn buy a new car.

8. We use modals may, might & could when we are not sure about the future:

I might stay at trang chính tonight or I might go khổng lồ the cinema.We could see Mary at the meeting. She sometimes goes.

9. We can use should if we think there"s a good chance of something happening:

We should be home page in time for tea.The game should be over by eight o"cloông chồng.

Talking about the future 1


Talking about the future 2


The future in time clauses & if-clauses 

In time clauses with words lượt thích when, after, until we often use present tense forms lớn talk about the future:

I"ll come home page when I finish work.You must wait here until your father comes.They are coming after they have had dinner.

In clauses with if we often use present tense forms to talk about the future:

We won"t be able khổng lồ go out if it is raining.If Barcelomãng cầu lose tomorrow, they will be champions. 

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We vì not normally use will in time clauses and if-clauses:

I"ll come home page when I finish work. (NOT will finish work)We won’t be able to go out if it rains(NOT will rain)

but we can use will if it means want to or be willing to:

I will be very happy if you will come to my party.We should finish the job early if George will help us.

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Prap replied on 18 May, 2021 - 15:22 India

Jonathan R replied on 19 May, 2021 - 03:18 United Kingdom

Hi Prap,

Both of these expressions emphasise how uniquely good this scene is. The first one refers to lớn the future, meaning something like "in your life, you won"t see anything better than this". This is a belief about the future (see more examples of this on the page above). The second one refers khổng lồ the past until the present moment. It means that until now, you have sầu never seen a better scene than this. It"s more common to lớn use this with the first person (the best scene I"ve sầu ever seen), because I know my own experiences but I may not know what experiences another person has had.