Beginning English
Lesson 16


Beginning English
Lesson 16 - The Future

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In lesson 14 (the animals lesson) we learned that you can use "going to" to talk about the future.

I'm going to swim.

You can also use the verb "will" to talk about the future. To form the contraction you use an apostrophe and double L.

I will swim.
I'll swim.

We put the subject first ("I" in the sentence above), then "will", then the verb. In negative sentences we use "will not" or the contraction "won't".

I will not swim.
I won't swim.

To form a question, we use "will" first, then the subject, then the verb.

Will you swim?

Write sentences about what these people will do using the information given. Write the sentences without a contraction like the example.


1. They/go to school

2. The children/study English

3. Mr. and Mrs. Richards/watch TV

4. He/cook dinner

5. The dog/run


Susan is studying to be a teacher. Write sentences about what she will and won't do in her future career. Write the affirmative sentences without a contraction and the negative sentences with a contraction like the examples below.

correct tests

build houses

1. teach classes

2. drive a truck

3. work at a school

4. work with students

5. work in a hospital


Write the sentences with contractions.

I will ski.

He will not sleep.

1. We will study.

2. Helen will not work.

3. It will finish at 4:00.

4. You will learn English.

5. The children will not go to bed early.


Select the correct answer according to what YOU will or won't do in the future. There are no correct or incorrect answers.

1. Will you study English tomorrow?

2. Will you work tomorrow?

3. Will you wash the dishes tonight?

4. Will you go to the movie theater this weekend?

5. Will you go on vacation next year?


Find the Mistake

Find the errors in the sentences.  Write the sentences correctly.

She are a student. --> She is a student. 

1. They will to study tomorrow.  

2. He no will work.

3. I will vaccuum the floor. 

4. Do you will cook tonight? 

5. She'ill finish the class.


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