Future tenses things in common

New Cutting Edge Intermediate Module 5

Make predictions about yourself (including a time clause- a vague one if you like) that you think will also be true about your partner. You get one point for each time they say “Me too”/ “So will I”/ “Me neither”/ “Neither will I” (you can also use negative sentences).

Ideas for predictions

Health and fitness

Weight

Meet someone in the street

Meet someone famous

Appearance

Lose something

Pass/ Fail

Win/ Lose

Argue

Difficult/ Easy

Enjoy

Late/ Early

Arrive

Distant future

In 5/ 10/ 15/ 25/ 50 years

When you run out of ideas with predictions, do the same with plans and then arrangements

Plans

Travel

Study/ Work

Homework

Shopping

Housework

Diet

Arrangements

Meeting people (for lunch/ for drinks)

Flying

Catching a coach or long distance train

Business meeting

Starting a new course

Appointments

Dates


Change partners and do the same thing, but this time using a mix of the three tenses. Your partner will only say “Me too” if the event and tense is correct for them.

Mix of tenses

Retire

Travel

Change job

Move house

Get married

Have children

Haircut

See a movie

Go to a restaurant

Spend money

This weekend

 Useful language

Responses

So will I/ So am I/ Me too

Neither will I/ Neither am I/ Me neither

Really?/ Is that right?/ That’s interesting/ You surprise me/ Actually, I…

 

Time clauses

This afternoon/ evening/ Tonight

Later (= Later today = Later on)

Tomorrow (morning/ lunchtime/ afternoon/ evening/ night)

The day after tomorrow

Next week/ month/ year/ decade

After…

Before…

In … minutes/ hours/ days/ weeks/ months/ years/ …

When/ As soon as you retire/ finish this course/ …

In  + month/ year/ decade/ …

At + time

On + day/ date

Between … and …

Typical confusions

I’m going to move house after two days/ I’m going to move house in two days

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PDF version for easy printing: FuturesThingsInCommon

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