Future Tense Worksheets


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Title
I'll take a taxi!
Target Structure
Future: Going to / Will
Level
Pre-Intermediate
Time
45 + minutes
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Description
Future forms can be difficult for students, as there are so many types.

This worksheet looks at the difference between planned future (e.g. I'm going to meet a friend/ I'm meeting a friend) and unplanned future (I'll help you).

Your students will gain in confidence with the target language through a gap-fill conversation, practice exercises and a role-play.

This worksheet is written for lower-intermediate classes.

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Title
We were going to have a great time!
Target Structure
'Future in the Past' (Was going to)
Level
Intermediate
Time
45 minutes
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Description
This worksheet looks at 'was going to' for things that didn't actually happen. It's great for talking about plans that were cancelled.

After the lead-in question, there's a gap-fill conversation which your students can then practice, followed by comprehension questions, language work and role-plays.

This lesson is written for intermediate-level students, but you can adjust the lesson for other levels too.

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Title
English in Eight Weeks!
Target Structure
Future: Will be able to
Level
Pre-Intermediate
Time
45 minutes
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Description
This worksheet helps your students talk about future abilities using 'will be able to'.

The theme is languages. Is it really possible to learn a language as quickly as advertisers say? Can you learn through just a book and CD?

There's a light-hearted conversation, followed by practice exercises and discussion questions. It's a great way to get your students more fluent when talking about future ability.

For lower-intermediate classes and above.



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Title
Making an Appointment
Target Structure
Present Continuous (Future)
Level
Elementary / Pre-Intermediate
Time
40 minutes
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Description
This worksheet looks at making appointments over the telephone.

There is lots of practice of the Present Continuous for future plans, and your students will have the chance to brush up on their telephone English.

There is a conversation, information-gap activity, role-plays and discussion.

The worksheet is designed for elementary to pre-intermediate level students.

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Title
Summer Plans
Target Structure
Going to (future)
Level
Elementary
Time
30-45 minutes
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Description
This is a great way to teach 'going to' for future plans.

There's a conversation about a trip to Italy, followed by practice exercises, and activities to get your students speaking.

This worksheet is written for elementary-level students.

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