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Future simple with “Will”
affirmative, negative and interrogative forms

Presentation / Objective


How many meanings does “will” have?
Let´s check some of them.

NOUN

Auxiliary verb

Kermit the frog trying to pack and the cat is not letting him do it.

Alexas. (2016). Pack [photo]. Retrieved on 2017, March 27 from https://pixabay.com/es/kermit-para-el-equipaje-antig%C3%BCedad-1706049/


Objective

At the end of this topic, you will:
Express promises, favors and future predictions through the use of the modal verb “will” considering personal experience and thus talk about possibilities in the future.

Future with “Will”

Uses

The future simple with “Will” is used:

  • .  To make predictions based on our opinion or experience.

    For example: Use of qualifying adjectives

    Our outdoors ballet recital won´t be affected by the weather.

    Ballet dancers practicing outdoors.

    Koroed85. (2014). Ballet [photo]. Retrieved on 2017, March 27 from https://pixabay.com/es/ballet-noche-puesta-del-sol-danza-1262613/


    I just don´t like cookies. I think you will hate them too.

    Girl disgusted by the flavor of the cookies

    Towne, R. (2010). Disgusted Baby [photo]. Retrieved on 2017, March 27 from https://www.flickr.com/photos/stockerre/4887622204

    Man disgusted by the flavor of the cookies

    McGuire, R. (2014). Man [photo]. Retrieved on 2017, March 27 from https://pixabay.com/en/hunger-hungry-eating-cookie-413685/

     

  • . To make promises, requests and offers.

    I will love you for the rest of my life.

    A mother with her child

    Colomb, M. (2011). Mother [photo]. Retrieved on 2017, March 27 from
    https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mother%27s_Love.jpg


    Will you give me your paw?

    A man asking the dog to make a trick.

    Aparicio, R. (2011). Dog [photo]. Retrieved on 2017, March 27 from
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/vive-recordando/5718103103


    If I visit Oaxaca I will let you know.

    Santo Domingo ex-convent in Oaxaca state.

    Guzmán, Z. (2016). Exconvento de Santo Domingo [photo]. Retrieved on 2017, March 27 from
    https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archivo:Templo_de_Santo_Domingo_de_Guzm%C3%A1n_(Oaxaca).JPG

     



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So let’s start with the predictions

We make predictions based on our opinion or personal experience and they are usually preceded by I think, I guess, I imagine or any other phrase that stablishes it is a personal opinion.

 

Instruction: Click on each topic to display the information. .

When we use will in an affirmative way, we try to describe an action that is possible to happen in the future.

I will grow old with you
. . . .
Subject Will Verb
(base form)
Complement

When we use will in an affirmative way, we try to describe an action that is possible to happen in the future.

The negative sentences are used to express something that we believe is not possible to happen in the future.

She won't go out whit you, stop insisting.
. . . .
Subject Will Not Verb
(base form)
Complement

As you could see, the probabilities in the last example don´t exist

The interrogative sentences help us for activities in the future or requests in a polite way of something.

Will you go to a party with me?
. . . .
Will Subject Verb
(base form)
Complement

As you could see, we can use it to make invitations

Short answers
Yes, I will
No, I won´t.

Third person
Yes, she will.
No, she won’t.

REMEMBER!
The objective of the Yes / No questions is to get a yes or no in the answer, extra information most come after a “yes” or a “no”.

 

What will you do tomorrow?
. . . . .
word will Subject Verb
(base form)
Complement

REMEMBER!
The objective of the WH questions is to get information.
You need complete sentences.

Reading

Activity 1

3 Tips for Valentine’s

In the next activity, you will read some tips taken from a magazine. You will practice the main topic o f this lesson and at the same time you will practice reading comprehension.

Choose the most appropriate option for the following statements. You can know your score at the end of the exercise.


 

Listening

Activity 2

10 things to do in Mexico city

As we have checked in the unit, “will” is useful to talk about the future according to our perspective.


Listen to a podcast about “Ten things to do in Mexico city”.

Taken and adapted from TLSpanish. (2017, March 8). 10 Things to Do in Mexico City [Video file]. Retrieved on 2017, March 30 from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrSu5h04PLc

While you listen, practice your comprehension and, using the information reviewed in the content, answer the sentences from the exercise according to the information you heard.

Writing

Activity 3

What will you recommend a friend from another city or country to do in your city?

As we checked in the content, use the information in the unit to complete this activity.

You have listen to a woman talking about the ten top things to do in Mexico city, now is your turn

Through this activity, you will practice the uses of Will to express your predictions and promises to a person who come to your city.

Use the arrows to navigate from photo to photo, or click on the bullets at the bottom to browse images. Take a look at the following example!


Use the information in the content to talk about every activity to do, place to visit or food to taste in your city write 100 – 150 words with the information and use “will” at least 8 times in a correct way and at least 2 are negative sentences.

Consider the points on the next rubric, so you can evaluate yourself.

 

  

Speaking

Activity 4

Are you a good host?

We have expressed our opinions about places to visit, now through this activity you will practice fluency, pronunciation and the uses of will to express opinions, offers and promises.

Using everything we have checked about “Will” answer to the request of one of your friends.

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“Vocaroo”

It is important that your audio file is no shorter than 40” and no longer than 1’30” you will also need to use “will” at least 8 times in a correct way and at least 2 are negative sentences. Take a look at the example so can record a similar one.When you finish, evaluate yourself using the rubric.

Remember to organized your ideas and DO NOT overpass the time limit or you might lose points!


  

Self-assessment

Expressing your preferences in a different way

Identify if the following sentences are predictions, promises, offers or requests.

Choose the most appropriate option for the following statements. You can know your score at the end of the exercise.

If needed, you can return to the grammatical explanation of the topic, so you can refresh your memory by giving click here.


References

Basic references

Curso de inglés. (n. d.). Future Simple. Retrieved on 2017, March 31 from
https://www.curso-ingles.com/aprender/cursos/nivel-intermedio/verb-tenses-future/future-simple

Education first. (n. d.). Simple future. Retrieved on 2017, March 31 from
https://www.ef.com.mx/recursos-aprender-ingles/gramatica-inglesa/simple-future/

Woodward English. (n. d.). Future - Will. English Grammar Notes. Retrieved on 2017, March 31 from
https://www.grammar.cl/Notes/Future_Will.htm