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English Grammar - Future (Intermediate level)

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Learn how to use the Present for the Future.
  • Duration

    1-2 Hours
  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • Responsive





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Learn how to use the right tenses and verbs to talk about events in the future. This course includes listening practice with native speakers and practice exercises. Through presentations, exercises and listening you will learn about: using the Present tense for the future (simple and continuous); examples of using going + to for predictions, plans and intentions and negative forms.

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After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Define how we use Present continuous to talk about things we plan to do in the future and things we are just about to do.
  • List examples of how we use Present simple to talk about scheduled or fixed events in the future.
  • Explain how we use going + to for Future when we are going to do something, intend to do it or are planning to do something.
  • Describe how we use going + to + verb when we say we are going to do something but we don't have a definite time schedule.
  • Justify using going + to + verb in situations when we intended to do something but we didn't do it. Relate the pronouns we use with the verb will and how we define the negative of will.
  • Review scenarios showing that we don't use will to talk about arrangements for the future.

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