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  1. Lesson 1| A million questions
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    7 Cuestionarios
  2. Lesson 2 | Tell me all about them!
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    3 Cuestionarios
  3. Lesson 3 | Writing an Article
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    1 Cuestionario
  4. Lesson 4 | I wasn’t ready when it happened
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    4 Cuestionarios
  5. Lesson 5 | Storyteller
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    1 Cuestionario
  6. Lesson 6 | Future Tenses
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    5 Cuestionarios
  7. Lesson 7 | This season is going to be very interesting
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    3 Cuestionarios
  8. Lesson 8 | I haven’t seen that in years!
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    4 Cuestionarios
  9. Lesson 9 | Cinema session
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    3 Cuestionarios
  10. Lesson 10 | Anything you like
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  11. Lesson 11 | Nothing compares...
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  12. Lesson 12 | World city survey
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  13. Lesson 13 | SKILLS
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  14. Lesson 14 | BBC News
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Lección 6, Tema 3
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Lesson 6 – Step 3 – Future tenses

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Goal

It’s time to learn how to use 3 tenses to make plans, make promises, talk about arrangements and express decisions made at the moment of speaking.

You can watch the video or go straight to the written explanation. You decide! Once you’ve finished, you can move to step 4.


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Language Discovery

Look at the words in blue in the text in step 1. What do they have in common?

  •  They are either using the expression going to or present continuous

Look at the words in green in the text in step 1. What do they have in common?

  • They are in the future simple tense.

General notions

Let’s see some examples from step 1:

Present continuous

Iyou / we / theyhe / she / it
+I am  meeting John at 9:15 tomorrowYou are meeting John at 9:15 tomorrowHe is meeting John at 9:15 tomorrow
I‘m not meeting John at 9:15 tomorrowHe isn’t meeting John at 9:15 tomorrowHe isn’t meeting John at 9:15 tomorrow
?Are you meeting John at 9:15 tomorrowAre we meeting John at 9:15 tomorrowIs she meeting John at 9:15 tomorrow
  • We use the present continuous with a future meaning especially for:
    • expressing  future arrangements
    • plans we have made at a fixed time

Going to

I /you / we / theyhe / she / it
+ Im  going to take him to the airportHe is going to take him to the airport
Im not going to take him to the airportHe isn’t going to take him to the airport
?Are you going to come with me?Is she going to come with me?
  • We use be going to + verb:
    • to talk about future plans or intentions.
    •  to express predictions when we can see , or we know something is going to happen.

Future simple

I / you / we / they/he/she/it
+I think Ill pass
You won’t change
?Will  she go through passport control?
  • We use the future simple to talk about:
  • future prediction when we think, guess or know about the future.
  • decisions we make at the moment
  • promises

Extra

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Be going to or present continuous?
We can often use either with the same meaning. Using the present continuous gives the idea that the plan is more certain.
be going topresent continuous
 I am going to  meet John at 9:15 tomorrow  I am  meeting John at 9:15 tomorrow
  • It is very common to use the present continuous with expressions like: tonight, tomorrow, a day of the week or a fixed time. Also with verbs that describe travel arrangements as well as for social arrangements and appointments.

Conclusión

Ready? Terrific! Let’s move on to step 3 to practise what you’ve learnt in this step.