(NOT I willn’t live at home when I go to university.) Pull one’s hair out: To be nervous/anxious or frustrated with a situation Example: English idioms make me want to pull my hair out! Economist: A man/woman who is an expert in the subject of economics, Horoscope: a short prediction for people born under a particular sign, especially found in newspapers and magazines. I am not sure if I understood what the teacher _____________ when he was explaining the present perfect continuous tense in class yesterday. The United Kingdom's international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. I’ll live in a big house when I’m older. Example: Andrew is holding a suitcase at the airport. ‘will’ and ‘going to’ to talk about the future, Will and Going To for Intentions and Plans, Past Simple: Grammar Practice for St Patrick’s Day. It is December. When she gets home she is going to cover her new purchase in lights and decorations. Economists make predictions regarding the economy in a country, levels of employment and unemployment and the creation of jobs. An economist is someone who has studied economics. You’ll find more English grammar tips elsewhere on our site and if you’d like information on our English courses in Dublin, please do not hesitate to contact us. We hope that this blog helps you to understand the differences in meaning between these two structures and how we use them in English. It's interesting and exciting. Tomorrow night is going to be cloudy’. I think ____________ rain! Weather forecast: A prediction of weather conditions that gives us information about winds, temperatures etc. Horoscopes make predictions about peoples jobs and careers. We are completely lost and I ______________ of this map. To break down: To separate out into different parts / to analyze Example: I didn’t know how to solve the problem until I broke it down into small parts and solved one piece at a time. You can use both 'will' or 'going to' in the future, but we generally use 'going to' when speaking about plans: Mary: What's Ann going to do next week? Weather forecasters use different weather instruments that provide them with information in the present. This prediction is guessing what your future is going to be. Future Predictions (will / be going to) - Family Guy - YouTube My friend is waiting for me in a restaurant in the city centre. In the meantime, we hope the following will help. Here are some predictions that we see on a regular basis: On television, the weather forecast predicts what the weather will be like tomorrow. The simple future with will is one of the ways that we can make predictions. This means that something now (in the present) tells us what is going to happen in the future. My father won’t be happy when he sees this broken window! We use to be + going to + infinitive when we make a prediction based on evidence we have now. Marian feels like ______________. He feels very unwell. (NOT My father won’t to be happy when he sees this broken window! This blog will specifically cover the uses of: will (+infinitive) and to be going to (+infinitive). There’s more about using ‘will’ and ‘going to’ to talk about the future in Part 2 of this post. A prediction is a statement that we make about the future. (NOT People will to drive flying cars in the future.) When you break the language down you will see that English is a very expressive language and each grammatical structure that you use communicates a very specific idea and time. Maria is wearing a white dress. Who is he going to see? Today….. Tomorrow…. When a person makes a prediction they say what they think will happen in the future. Weather forecasters use this information to make their predictions about the weather. She is walking into a church. We can use this form to make almost any prediction about the future, whether we are talking about tomorrow or a hundred years from now. MissFairy50 replied on 3 July, 2020 - 04:21 Myanmar Permalink. Play our grammar games and have fun while you learn. We use both will and to be going to when we want to make a prediction about the future. What is she going to do. Below are some words that might be used or indicate use of will, may and/or might. If you asked a weather forecaster to make a prediction about the weather he/she might say: ‘It is going to be sunny tomorrow. Taxes are not going to increase.”. A related biohazard of the future is that bacteria will become more resistant to antibiotics, making it more likely infections will spread. Every day, newspapers print horoscopes telling people what will happen in their lives that day. Print an activity for this grammar topic. Soon… Someday… This…. We use will + infinitive when we make a prediction which is only a guess or an opinion of ours. Divide the students into pairs and give each student a copy of the worksheet. We will not drive normal cars. If you are very lucky your horoscope might say something like this: “Today you will get a phone call. Complete sentences using idioms from this post. We can use ‘will’ or ‘’ll’ to talk about the future and make future predictions. She will have lots of pets. I have car keys in my bag. Susan: She's going to visit her friend in Chicago next week. Each time you say something, the person that you are speaking to interprets your words and creates a very specific mental picture of what you are communicating. Sometimes English grammar can be tough! I predict that Justin Bieber will decide to retire from music! This exercise is easy peasy lemon squeezy. Tomorrow she is going to ask her English teacher for some advice. I think we should ask someone for directions. How many people do you think you _______________ to today? When a person makes a prediction they say what they think will happen in the We use the structure to be going to + infinitive if we make a prediction about the future because we have evidence now that supports us in making that prediction. Predictions about the future are made every day. We use both will and to be going to when we want to make a prediction about the future. I will be a teacher. If you asked an economist to make a prediction about the economy he/she might say: “Unemployment levels are going to fall next year. Play the two grammar games to help you practise. Who do you think ______________ the next US presidential election? People will drive flying cars in the future. Every time she thinks she understands a new piece of grammar in English, something happens and she gets totally confused again! I GOT 10/10 IN BOTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Occasionally, you may think: ‘I just can’t make head or tail of it!’, Grammar can leave students pulling their hair out! There are two ways we can make predictions about the future. WowPlasticGigan... replied on 20 September, 2019 - 12:28 Vietnam Permalink, BronzeGoldJellyfish replied on 11 March, 2019 - 11:54 Russia Permalink, LadySlugRock replied on 18 March, 2017 - 17:36 Azerbaijan Permalink, FierceQuartz2 replied on 22 December, 2016 - 12:04 China Permalink. 'Will' is used to For the negative, we can say ‘will not’ or ‘won’t’.I’ll live in a big house when I’m older. I like the second game the best. Look at those dark clouds in the sky. Where am I going? They use this evidence to help them make predictions about economic situations in the future. © British Council Using the correct grammar means that people will know exactly what you are on about every time you communicate! Children won’t go to school in the future. There are shorts and t shirts, sunglasses and a travel guide in his suitcase. We do not have any evidence in the present telling us what the future is going to be. He’ll travel around the world. To be on about: to mean Example: Did you understand anything he was saying yesterday. A report from the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries in Britain predicted that this "post-antibiotic world" could result in the deaths of … I am putting on my hat, gloves and scarf. A prediction is a statement that we make about the future. SapphireFire3000 replied on 31 March, 2020 - 20:30 Argentina Permalink, this is easy peasy lemon squeezy i got 100%, LadyDoveRiver replied on 31 March, 2020 - 10:08 Turkey Permalink, I done it 100%.I Like it so much.That's very good. They are so confusing!! Pink is her favourite colour so I think that she __________ this pink scarf that I have bought her for her birthday. Tax rates are going to decrease slightly. Economists use evidence from history and data that has been collected to help them make their predictions. (I am not a Justin Bieber fan!). I am not a weather forecaster but I am a very optimistic Irish person! Here, I have made some predictions about the future: I predict that Ireland will win the UEFA European Championship in France in 2016 (I am not a football fan – this prediction is a guess!). However, when you read a horoscope you are reading a prediction about yourself but this is not based on any evidence. I am surrounded by sick people. Do you want to practise using 'will' in English? We can use ‘will’ or ‘’ll’ to talk about the future and make future predictions. Make predictions based on the evidence you are given in the sentences. A registered charity: 209131 (England and Wales) SC037733 (Scotland). She is standing outside holding something large and green. Later this afternoon you will win a lot of money on the lottery.”. I won’t forget my friends when I grow up. Students often ask: ‘Why do you have so many grammatical tenses? This blog post is dedicated to the future!! I always do it wrong!! I predict that we will have a hot summer in Ireland in 2016. What is she going to buy? What is he going to do? Print a reference card for this grammar topic. I was listening but I have no idea what he was on about!! The questions are easy so I got full marks. Horoscopes also make predictions about people’s relationships, their health and their finances. Could you help me understand it please? Prediction: A statement that we make about the future, To predict: To make a statement about the future, Weather forecaster: A man/woman who uses weather instruments to predict weather conditions. Perhaps one day you’ll visit our English school in Dublin! In my language we do not have so many tenses!’. Print the reference card, activity sheet and test for more practice. The main verb is without ‘to’.My friend will be a vet to help animals. Thank you for reading our post. For the negative, we can say ‘will not’ or ‘won’t’. Paul is sitting in a reception area reading a magazine. In the game, students make predictions a partner's future using the future simple form will and won't. Want more? The students read the predictions on the worksheet and think about their partner’s future plans. (afternoon, week, month, etc.) FierceQuartz2 replied on 22 December, 2016 - 11:50 China Permalink. Next… (week, year, month, etc.) I will practice again will and won't, PinkTambourine90 replied on 31 January, 2020 - 01:13 Singapore Permalink. The aim of the game is to make the most accurate predictions. It is dedicated to the grammatical future, and to your future as an English language student. Children won’t go to school in the future. The person who telephones you will offer you the job of your dreams. You won’t have any problems. I can never make head or tail out of the instructions for putting the furniture together. The economy of the country is going to grow by 2%. ), LadyRapDaisy replied on 16 October, 2020 - 15:16 Bangladesh Permalink. Mary is shopping. It is going to rain on the east coast in the evening. Can’t make head or tail of something: unable to understand something/ unable to make sense of something Example: I really don’t like Ikea furniture. We also use the structure will + infinitive to make a prediction about the future. She is looking for money to pay for her purchase. Anyone could do this. YESSS!!!!!! We will notdrive normal cars. I won’t live at home when I go to university. However, if we use this structure we are guessing or stating our opinion. Temperatures are going to be between 20 and 22 degrees Celsius. Any future time can be used with will, may and might. She will have lots of pets. Choose ‘will’ or ‘is/are going to’ to complete sentences.