Grammar 3-04 | High Beginner 3

Future Tense

Listen to Katie talk about her plans to study in France using the future tense.

Study Abroad

Soon I will quit my job and move to Europe. I am very excited about it. I will be an exchange student for one year in France and Spain. I will live in France first for six months, and then I will move to Spain and I will live there for six months.

In both countries, I will study language at a local university. I do not know French or Spanish now, so I will likely have trouble when I first move there. Still, I will do my best!

I will live alone, and I am sure I will miss friends, but I hope I will make new friends soon. My best friend will come out and visit me around New Year. We will probably take a trip to Greece. We won’t know our plans until later.

I am sure I will have some problems when I first move there. I will have a hard time buying food, and talking but I am sure I will be fine.

I will miss a lot of things about my country, and I will miss my boyfriend. He will not have time to visit me, so I won’t see him until I return. I will write him every week when I am there. I think we will stay together, but I am not sure. I hope we will stay together!

I am sure my life will be different and I will change, but I hope I will change in a good way, and I hope I won’t regret my decision. As we say, only time will tell!

Will for Future Tense

Point 1: We use will to talk about things happening in the future.
  1. I will see you tomorrow.
  2. The meeting will start soon.
  3. She will not be here next week.
  4. It will not be be easy to pass the exam
Point 2: The negative form of will is will not, but we often contract this to won't in spoken English. However, do not use contractions in formal writing.
  1. We won't have enough money.
  2. She won't get home until six.
  3. The test won't be easy.
  4. I won't travel this year.
Point 3: We use will to express a future action that is immediate.
  • Who will be at the meeting?
  • Everyone will be there.
  • When will it end?
  • I will end at noon, just before lunch.
Point 4: We often use the contraction of will ('ll) in spoken English. However, do not use contractions in formal writing.
  1. I'll call you tomorrow.
  2. She'll be here soon.
  3. They'll give you call this week.
  4. Arnold always says, "I'll be back" in his movies.
Answer the following questions about the interview.