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Through this unit you will learn how to use future simple in affirmative, negative and interrogative sentences as well as using the structure to express personal opinion based on experiences and improvised decisions.

By the end of this topic you will structure affirmative, negative and interrogative sentences in order to ask for information, make questions and predictions of future events, based on conversations, automatic answers of daily situations and personal experiences or opinions about an event.

Do you ever wonder how the Olympic games will look in Tokyo?

Reuters (2016). Fireworks explode during the closing ceremony as a 'See You In Tokyo' sign is projected onto the floor of the stadium. Retrieved 18/10/16 from https://goo.gl/4YtFNL

How will Tokyo’s bullet train look like?

Wikimedia (2009). Shenkansen (bullet train) at Yūrakuchō station tokyo japan. Retrieved 18/10/16 from https://goo.gl/OGDzUb

Do you ever wonder how the tourist will travel in the Olympics?

Marín, P. (2016). Retrieved 18/10-16 from http://www.motor.es/noticias/taxis-sin-conductor-test-en-japon-201626571.html

What structure will Tokio stadiums have in 2020?

Japan Sport Council (). Zaha Hadid - New National Stadium Japan Competition Proposal 02.jpg. Retrieved 18/10/16 from https://www.flickr.com/photos/eager/8199512156

There are many ways to talk about the future and each and every one carries an implicit meaning.

In this topic we are going to talk about the future. You can use will in different contexts, so let’s start with the structures!

Uses of will

A: Welcome to my house. Come in please!
B: Thank you your house looks beautiful. Sorry I forgot to close the door.
A: Don´t worry. I’ll close it.

Aimcotest (s/f). English: A living room of an apartment in the historic Stafford apartment building. Retrieved 18/10/16 from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Stafford_livingroom.jpg

Montgomery, B. (2009). The door. Retrieved 18/10/16 from https://www.flickr.com/photos/bradmontgomery/4038985402

I think this color will look better on you.

Mujumdar, S. (2016). 5 New Year Party Makeup Tips. Retrieved 18/10/16 from http://www.top5life.com/5-new-year-party-makeup-tips/

Imagine Pedro going to New Orleans and having a great holiday

Now Image Juan going to New Orleans having the worse holiday of his life.

Imagine me asking them “Do you think I will have a nice holiday in New Orleans?”

Pedro: I think New Orleans will be a great holiday for you.

Juan: New Orleans is horrible. You won´t enjoy the experience.

Ragesoss (2010). Conversation at Wikimania 2014. Retrieved 18/10/16 from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Conversation_at_Wikimania_2010_4.jpg

A: Will you marry me?
B: Yes, I will.

Victorgrigas (2013). A "one-knee" proposal on the High Line in New York City. Retrieved 18/10/16 from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marriage_proposal

nonformal80 (2015). Promise Day Quotes For Boyfriend 2016. Retrieved 18/10/16 from http://happy--valentineday.blogspot.mx/


Sentences using WILL follow the structure as shown below:


Sentences using WILL follow the structure as shown below:


Activity 1

What to expect for Tokyo 2020

Now you know how to use “will” and its meaning use that information in the next activity to read about the expectations for the 2020 Olympic games . You will practice your reading comprehension.


Activity 2

Future with will

We have already checked the uses and structure of will. Now practice your knowledge with this activity.

Activity 3

How will your life look in 2020?

Do you think about the future? Through this activity you will practice the uses of will.

According to the uses reviewed in the content write between 50-70 words about where you think you will be in 2020.


• the activities you think you will be doing

• the place where you will be

• what your friends and family will be doing

Before you start working, look at the example and use it as a guide:

In the year 2020 I see myself enjoying a lot everything. I will be working, doing what I love the most. I will be very busy because I will be a father and I will be taking care of my baby.

I think I will be in the city.

I don’t know what my family and friends will be doing. I think my sister will travel a lot.

My parents will be enjoying their house and their life. They will be going out a lot and having fun.

That’s the way I see myself in the future.

Do your writing and use the following chart to evaluate your performance:


Activity 4

Sports radio show

You will listen to some sports commentators talking about their “Expectations for Tokyo 2020”. You will practice your listening comprehension. According to the content answer the following questions using your own words.

1. In general, which is the opinion of the commentators?

2. What do they expect from the Olympics in Tokyo?

Read the example:

The commentators think the organization will have to be excellent and many people will have to work really hard to make this dream come true. They think the Olympics will be one of the greatest events ever and important people all over the world will buy tickets to be there.

Once you finished the listening, write the answers to the questions above. Make sure you followed the instructions required.

When you finish, use the following rubric to get your punctuation:


Activity 5

Where will you be in 10 years?

Every job interview is important and they all include this question “Where will you be in 10 years?” Through this activity you will practice fluency and pronunciation as well as grammar. Be sure to:

Use at least 2 affirmative sentences

• Use at least 2 negative sentences

• Use at least 1 interrogative sentence

• Give your answer in no more than 1 minute

Listen to the example:

Once you are ready, record your account. When you finish, use the following rubric to grade yourself:


Visit around the Olympic sites

After reviewing all the information about future with will in the content, it is time to put your knowledge to practice. Use the verbs in the box to complete coherently the next exercise. Do not forget to conjugate the verbs and use negative and interrogative structures if necessary.


Basic references

• ELT base. (2008-2016). ELT base. Retrieved 22/09/16 from http://www.eltbase.com/notes.php?id=59
• Swan, M. (2005). Practical English Usage. En M. Swan, Practical English Usage (págs. 616 - 618). New York: Oxford University Press.