Predictions about Xmas future with will practice
Choose a year in the future, write it secretly in your notebook and make predictions about a typical Xmas in that year similar to those below, e.g. for the year 2100 you could say “There won’t be any real Xmas trees left” and “The Queen’s speech will be in 3D”. After each hint, the other students have to guess what year you are describing. If they have difficulty guessing, you can give them other clues like “Not even close”, “No, much later” and “You are getting closer”. After they have guessed the year, discuss if they think those predictions will come true or not.
Predictions about future Xmases
- Everybody in the world will be rich enough to buy Xmas presents from Toys R Us
- I’ll be able to dress up as Santa without putting padding under my clothes
- I’ll be in another country for Xmas Day
- I’ll dress up as Santa and give presents to my grandchildren
- I’ll dress up as Santa and give presents to my great grandchildren
- I’ll dress up as Santa and give presents to my great great grandchildren
- I’ll spend more than $10,000 on Xmas presents
- It’ll be illegal to use real Xmas trees, so we’ll have to use plastic ones
- Most people in my country will have an American Xmas dinner
- Most people in my country will watch Xmas TV on the internet
- My hair will be white enough to play Santa without a wig
- No children will be hungry on Xmas Day
- Only 50 % of children in my country will know that Christmas is a religious holiday
- People in Toronto will be able to have a BBQ on a hot and sunny Xmas Day
- Some people will spend Xmas Day on Mars
- Some people will spend Xmas Day on the moon
- The average price of a Xmas present for children in my country will reach $5000
- The first Xmas Day moon baby will be born
- The President of the World will give a Xmas Day speech
- There won’t be any real Xmas trees available
- There won’t be any snow anywhere in the world on Xmas Day
- There won’t be any wars anywhere in the world on Xmas Day
- Turkeys will be genetically modified so that they have 4 legs
- Turkeys will be genetically modified so you can buy any size you like
- We won’t be allowed to use Xmas lights for ecological reasons
- Xmas decorations will go up in the shops in October
- Xmas will be completely forgotten
Which things above do you think are not accurate predictions?
Which do you think are possible but not 100% sure?
Work together with your partner to make some statements more accurate by changing “will” to “might”, “could possibly”, “will probably”, etc.
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