will future predictions

Will: Future Predictions, 1



When making predictions based on personal opinion, we generally use the modal auxiliary verb will.

(+): Subject + will (won’t) + verb-1 (base form).
(+): Subject + will (won’t) + be + ing-form.
Y-N Q: Will + subject + verb-1?
Y-N Q: Will + subject + be + ing-form?WH-Q: WH-Q word + will + subject + verb-1/be?
WH-Q: Who/What + will + verb-1/be?


• We will win the championship!
Will the economy improve this year? —> Definitely, according to the experts, by 8% or 9%.
Will the fish be biting today? —> Oh yeah!…otherwise it’ll be fried chicken again.
• When will the government adopt the phonetic alphabet? —> Probably never.
• Who will notice the ad? —> Big spenders—hopefully.
Other Modals, Adverbs, and Expressions

We can use other modals and words to indicate degrees of future probability.

(+/-): Subject + modal (not) + verb-1.
(+): Subject + will + adverb + (verb-1).
(+/-): Subject + adverb + will (won’t) + (verb-1).
(+/-): Subject + (do not) + know, believe, think, doubt +
(+/-): Subject + be + sure, positive, certain, definite +




Answer the following questions regarding the future. Say why and give examples.

1. Who was Nostradamus? What is his claim to fame? (Why is he famous?)

2. My city will be bigger; more people will be living here. What do you think? Describe what your city or town, and country will be like in 35 years.

Daily Life

3. What do you think will happen regarding transportation? How will people travel in the future?

4. How might people do their shopping by mid-century?

5. What do you think people will be eating? Why?

6. In the future, people will be wearing Space Age fashions; they will wear space outfits. Do you agree? What kind of clothes will people be wearing? What will fashions be like?

7. What will people be doing for fun and recreation? Describe people’s recreational activities.





Health and Body

8. The average male (and female) will stand 1.95 meters tall, and weigh 150 kilograms.

9. Most people will be over 65 years old — but they will look, dress and behave like teenagers.

10. The average life expectancy will increase to 150 years old…and youth will be extended to 100.

11. Most people will become ovo-lacto vegetarians.

12. Thanks to advances in genetic technology, everyone will be tall, lean, athletic, strong, fast, muscular, shapely, toned, healthy, intelligent, dexterous, talented, youthful, and White.

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