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22 Future Continuous: USE To describe an action or event that will be in progress at some time in the future: I'll be waiting at the station when you arrive. I'll be watching football at six. To describe an activity or state that covers the whole of a future time period: I'll be watching television all evening. I'll be living in London for the next few weeks. To describe a future event which has already been arranged or is part of a regular routine: I'll be seeing him tomorrow I'll give him your note. I'll be working at home tomorrow you can call me there.
Note: going to or Present Continuous + time word can frequently be used instead of the future continuous. The main difference between the three is that going to and Present Continuous + time word usually refer to planned or intentional futures: I'm going to see her tomorrow we arranged it last week. I'm seeing her tomorrow, to talk about the new contract. and the Future Continuous is less intentional: I'll be seeing her tomorrow at the weekly sales conference; I'll talk to her about it then. Future Continuous is sometimes used to refer to the Present, when we are guessing about what people are doing: Peter and Tom will be lying on the beach in Corfu at the moment. I bet they'll be having a good time now that it's hot. They'll probably be staying at an expensive hotel somewhere.

Write the verbs below as Future Continuous or Future Simple. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 I' ll be seeing (see) them tomorrow - I 'll tell (tell) them what you said. Will you be working (you work) all tomorrow evening? She __________________________________(stay) in Leeds all weekend. She _________________________________(visit) our office next week - I ________________________ (ask) her then. I ________________________________(see) the sales manager at the marketing meeting on Monday and I'm sure she ______________________________(give) me the figures then. I _______________________________(not be able) to lend you the car - I _____________________(use) it all night. Next year they __________________________________(live) in Spain. This time next week we _________________________________(sit) on the beach. The children ______________________________(stay) with their grandparents for the summer holidays. At 4 o'clock on Tuesday afternoon we _____________________________(fly) over Paris. What __________________________________(you do) early on Monday night? They ________________________________(come) round for dinner tomorrow evening - I ___________ ______________________(show) them the photographs then. He ________________________________(arrive) in Paris now. We _________________________________(not hear) from him for some time he _________________ (be) in Panama. Don't phone them now; they _________________________________(have) dinner.

No. 23 Future Perfect Form: Use: (Simple) (Continuous) will/'ll + have + past participle will/'ll + have been + past participle

Simple to look ahead to a time in the future when: a) an expected event or activity will be in the past: I'll have finished work by 5 o'clock tonight. b) a duration of time will be in the past: I'll have been here for a year in January. Continuous a) with for, to describe a period of time which precedes a point in the future. We'll have been living here for two years in July. (This can also be Future Perfect Simple see b) above) b) to describe an activity which leads up to a point in the future: I'll be dirty because I'll have been playing football.

Write the verbs below in the Future Perfect Simple or Continuous. If two answers are possible, write the answer which you think is best for the sentences. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 They'll probably be hungry because they won't have eaten (not eaten). I'll be tired tonight because I 'll have been working (work) all day. I _________________________________(meet) the entire committee by the time I leave England. I ___________________________________(study) for seven years when I get my degree. We __________________________________(live) here for six months by the time they find us a new flat. I ___________________________________(work) for forty-five years by 2012. They ________________________________(stand) in the cold for six hours by the time we pick them up. Another million people _______________________________(become) unemployed by this time next year. She _______________________________(be) Prime Minister for ten years by next year. They ________________________________(play) for five hours by 8 o'clock. We __________________________________(drive) for two days by the time we get there. They _________________________________(not eat) for twenty-four hours by 12 o'clock tomorrow. When they've talked to me, the police __________________________________(question) everyone in the office. She ______________________________(be) a member of the committee for twenty-five years by the time she retires. By this time next year we _________________________________(move) into our new house. When he retires, he ____________________________________(work) for fifty years. When we reach the coast, we _________________________________(sail) for a week. When we go to see the kids, they ______________________________(be) at the camp for a fortnight. He will come back soon. By then he ______________________________(live) in Hong Kong for 2 years. They _______________________________(build) the new supermarket by Christmas.