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    Default exercise on future 1

    Dear teachers,

    Choice of verb + future tense:

    Would you please tell me if my choices are right ?

    1) A - Iíve got to phone a Paris number. Do you know the code ?
    B- No, IíLL LOOK IT UP in the directory for you.

    2) A- What are you doing over the Easter holidays?
    B- Absolutely nothing. We a) ARE GOING TO rest / b) ARE GOING TO HAVE A rest / c) ARE HAVING A rest.

    3) A- Did you hear the weather forecast ?
    B- Yes, It a) WILL BE / b) IS GOING TO BE cold at first, then c) IT WILL BE a little warmer this afternoon, and this evening d) THERE WILL BE some light showers.

    4) A- Why did you buy a house in such a terrible condition ?
    B- It was cheap. We ARE GOING TO modernize it from top to bottom, and we ARE GOING TO TURN IT into a restaurant. What do you think?

    5) A- If you are elected, what WILL your party DO about unemployment ?
    B- We have carefully considered this issue. When we are elected, as we most certainly a) WILL be / we b) ARE GOING TO create half a million new jobs.

    6) A- What are you doing here ? Annieís expecting you for lunch.
    B- I completely forgot! IíLL GIVE HER a ring, and tell her I WILL be late. Thanks for reminding me.

    7) A- How will the proposed tax increase on petrol affect your business ?
    B- To be perfectly honest, we havenít thought about it yet. We WILL cross that bridge when we get to it. (is this an idiom ?)

    8) A- When is your baby due ?
    B- Next month.
    A- What ARE YOU GOING TO call it if itís a boy?
    B- Thomas.

    9) A- Iím terribly sorry! Iíve spilt coffee on your carpet. It WILL stain.
    B- Donít worry. IíLL GET a cloth to wipe it off.

    10) A- What a) WILL YOU DO / b) ARE YOU GOING TO DO when you have finished this course ?
    B- a) IíLL GO / b) IíM GOING back to Spain.
    A- Have you got a job in Spain?
    B- No, IíM GOING back to university. I have to finish my final year.

    11) A- WILL I disturb you if I ring tonight ?
    B- Not at all. I a) WONíT BE DOING / b) I AM NOT DOING anything important.

    12) A- What time a) DOES / b) WILL your train get in ?
    B- At 11.00. If itís late, I a) WILL / b) GOING TO miss my appointment.
    A- Have you decided what you a) WILL DO / what b) TO DO if you donít get the job?
    B- I WILL do a retraining shceme.

    Thank you very much in advance for your help.
    Hela

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    Default Re: exercise on future 1

    Quote Originally Posted by hela
    1) A - Iíve got to phone a Paris number. Do you know the code ?
    B- No, IíLL LOOK IT UP in the directory for you.
    That's fine.


    Quote Originally Posted by hela
    2) A- What are you doing over the Easter holidays?
    B- Absolutely nothing. We a) ARE GOING TO rest / b) ARE GOING TO HAVE A rest / c) ARE HAVING A rest.
    Definitely a).


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    Default Re: exercise on future 1

    Hello teachers,

    Could anyone have a look at the rest of my exercise, please?

    Best regards,
    Hela

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    Default Re: exercise on future 1

    5- will sound better- a promise.
    7- yes, it is an idiom
    10- going to is better- you're asking about intentions
    11a- will I be disturbing is better for the question, IMO
    B- At 11.00. If itís late, I a) WILL / b) GOING TO miss my appointment. will

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    Default Re: exercise on future 1

    Dear teachers,

    I have made a mistake in 5), here is the correct version:

    5) A- If you are elected, what WILL your party DO about unemployment ?
    B- We have carefully considered this issue. When we are elected, as we most certainly a) WILL be, we b) ARE GOING TO / c) WILL create half a million new jobs.

    10) A- What a) WILL YOU DO / b) ARE YOU GOING TO DO / c) ARE YOU DOING (impossible ?) when you have finished this course ?
    B- a) IíLL GO / b) IíM GOING back to Spain.
    A- Have you got a job in Spain?
    B- No, IíM GOING back to university. I have to finish my final year.

    Thank you again for your help.
    Hela

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    Default Re: exercise on future 1

    5c
    10c is possible if you think they have made their plans.
    With the answer, I don't like I'll go.

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    Default Re: exercise on future 1

    Quote Originally Posted by hela
    Dear teachers,

    I have made a mistake in 5), here is the correct version:

    5) A- If you are elected, what WILL your party DO about unemployment ?
    B- We have carefully considered this issue. When we are elected, as we most certainly a) WILL be, we b) ARE GOING TO / c) WILL create half a million new jobs.
    When we are elected, as we most certainly will be, we will create half a million new jobs.


    Quote Originally Posted by hela
    10) A- What a) WILL YOU DO / b) ARE YOU GOING TO DO / c) ARE YOU DOING (impossible ?) when you have finished this course ?
    B- a) IíLL GO / b) IíM GOING back to Spain.
    A- Have you got a job in Spain?
    B- No, IíM GOING back to university. I have to finish my final year.
    10b,b


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    Default Re: exercise on future 1

    Thank you Ronbee for your help!

    Best regards,
    Hela

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    You're very welcome.


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    Default Re: exercise on future 1

    Dear Ronbee,

    Would you please tell me if the following sentence makes sense ?

    Although the pilot was badly hurt,he couldn't explain what had happen.

    Thanks a lot,
    Hela

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