6.1 FUTURE GAZING: FUTURE FORMS

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Question English
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Match sentences 1-5
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with rules a)-e)

Earth will die.
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Use will + infinitive to make a prediction
Earth will die.

The time capsule will have been floating for 50,000 years.
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Use the future perfect continuous to describe something in progress for a period up to a specified time in the future.
The time capsule will have been floating for 50,000 years.

Sea levels are going to be higher than today.
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Use be going to + infinitive to make a prediction based on current evidence.
Sea levels are going to be higher than today.

The ice in Greenland will have melted.
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Use the future perfect to describe something that happens before a time in the future.
The ice in Greenland will have melted.

We'll be living out our final days.
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Use the future continuous to describe an activity that will be in progress at some time in the future.
We'll be living out our final days.

Read aloud three other ways to talk about the future.
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Look at sentences 6-8 and choose the correct option to complete rules f)-h).

Use could/might/may + infinitive to describe a prediction that is (?).
(not certain/certain) Time travel could be a reality by 2075.
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Use could/might/may + infinitive to describe a prediction that is not certain.
Time travel could be a reality by 2075.

Use be due to + infinitive to describe something that is (?)
(expected to happen or arrive at a particular time/unlikely to happen soon) Robot intelligence is due to surpass human intelligence by 2100.
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Use be due to + infinitive to describe something that is expected to happen or arrive at a particular time.
Robot intelligence is due to surpass human intelligence by 2100.

Use be + to + infinitive to describe (?).
(an informal plan/an official arrangement or order) The government is to introduce a new law.
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Use be + to + infinitive to describe an official arrangement or order.
The government is to introduce a new law.

Complete the second sentence so it has the same meaning as the first.
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Use the words in brackets and a future form.

It's our twentieth wedding anniversary tomorrow.
By tomorrow, we will (married)
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By tomorrow, we will have been married for twenty years.

The arrival time for the London-Brussels flight is 2:00.
The London-Brussels flight (at)
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The London-Brussels flight arrives at 2:00/is due to arrive at 2:00.

The government will pass a law prohibiting guns.
The government (is)
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The government is to pass a law prohibiting guns.

I work in the same office as John, so I can speak to him.
I'll (seeing)
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I'll be seeing John (in the office), so I can speak to him.

We arrived here in July five years ago.
By July, we'll (living)
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By July, we'll have been living here for five years.

The committee has scheduled a meeting with the owners.
The committee is (due)
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The committee is due to have a meeting with the owners.

Roger always puts up his Christmas decoration in November.
I imagine Roger will (putting)
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I imagine Roger will be putting up his Christmas decorations in November.

My son celebrates his eighteenth birthday next March.
My son (old)
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My son will be eighteen (years old) next March.

Are both alternatives in sentences 1-8 possible?
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If so, is the meaning different?

By 2020, eighty percent of city dwellers will be working/are to work from home.
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Both are possible.

By 2020, eighty percent of city dwellers will be working.
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We use will be working to make a prediction.
By 2020, eighty percent of city dwellers will be working.

By 2020, eighty percent of city dwellers are to work from home.
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We use are to work to describe an order from an authority.
By 2020, eighty percent of city dwellers are to work from home.

Europe might/will become a united state in the next ten years.
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Both are possible.
Might is less certain than will.

Families will be/will be being racially very mixed.
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Families will be racially very mixed.

By 2030, scientists are finding/will have found cures for most illnesses.
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By 2030, scientists will have found cures for most illnesses.

Cars will/are due to be banned from city centres.
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Both are possible.

Cars will be banned from city centres.
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Will suggests a strong prediction
Cars will be banned from city centres.

Cars are due to be banned from city centres.
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Due to means the decision has already be made by the authorities.
Cars are due to be banned from city centres.

In fifty years' time, most rich people will live/will have been living until they are over 100.
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In fifty years' time, most rich people will live until they are over 100.

By 2030, English is going to be/will have become the world's third language.
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Both are possible. There is little difference in meaning.

By 2050, it's possible that government will censor/will have been censoring the web for years.
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By 2050, it's possible that government will have been censoring the web for years.


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