Future tenses can be a tricky animal. There are so many different ways to talk about the future- going to, will, we can even use present simple or present continuous to talk about future events! If that's not difficult enough, we can also use FUTURE PERFECT to talk about future events from a reference even farther in the future.
A Simple Rundown of the FUTURE
will + verb
Marty will go to a football match this weekend.
is/are going to + verb
I'm going to make a phone call. Please try to be quiet.
will be + (verb)ing
This time next year, I will be living in a house in the country.
is/are going to be + (verb)ing
He isn't going to be in the city very long, so be sure to make an appointment to see him.
will have + past participle
is/are going to have + past participle
By this time next year, I will have moved out into the country and be living in a house with a yard.
Form a sentence with the given words in the future perfect (simple or continuous)
1. Jim / 2024 / graduate
2. Next year / Apple / create
3. In 5 years / robots / do
4. By next week / learn
5. By the end of this lesson / practice
It's the year 2019. I'd like you to think about what the world and your life will look like in the year 2029. Use all different forms of future tense that you can. FIRST, outline your ideas. NEXT, write your paragraphs.
The year 2029 will be 10 years from now, and since technology is advancing so rapidly, I see it continuing to do so. Technology might advance a bit too quickly for us to handle. Scientists will have created fully functioning robots and taken them to the next level. I believe some people will fall in love with robots, and this is going to have great consequences on society, and governments won't know how to make policies for this sort of thing.
TV will be completely different than what we see now. It will continue to be moving more and more to an online platform like Netflix, Hulu, Youtube, WWE Network, UFC Fight Pass, and so on. This is why I'm working mostly online.
As far as medicine, I believe people will be wearing chips under their skin for their identity, and even to cure some diseases. Some people won't like this idea, and they will choose to not participate in this activity, much like vaccinations today. I'm not sure how this is going to affect society, I guess we will have to wait to find out.
As for my life, I will have gotten into something new, and tried new challenges. I will have expanded Sweed Academy, and will be working on my new project. Either way, I'm sure I will be working for myself. My daughter will be 13 years old by then, and my son will have just turned 11, which I know I won't be able to believe. I don't know which country my family and I will be living in, but I'm sure we will be together and happy... most of the time ;).
Your Assignment: What do you see in the future?
I'd like you to write about what you see in the future. What will your life look like in the year 2029? You are to use the different forms of the future tense that we've studied in this lesson and write what your life and the world will look like in the future. (150-200 words)
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