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Future simple exercises

Future simple exercises

Have you read the information page on the future simple tense (‘will‘ and ‘(be) going to‘)? Click here to read it before you try the future simple exercises.

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Complete the future simple exercises below with the ‘will‘ or ‘(be) going to‘ form to test your knowledge of the future simple tense.

future simple exercisesExample:

Person A: “I’m so hungry!”

Person B: “Are you? I __________________ (make) you a sandwich.”

Are you? I‘ll make you a sandwich.

Future simple exercises – ‘will’ and ‘(be) going to’

Complete the future simple exercises below using either the ‘will‘ or ‘(be) going to‘ form.

1. Do you think our new teacher ____________ (be) as nice as our old one?

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Do you think our new teacher will be as nice as our old one? – ‘will’ for prediction

 

2. Take an umbrella with you when you go out. Look at the clouds it _____________ (rain)!

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Look at the clouds it’s going to rain! – ‘going to’ for future based on present evidence

 

3. I heard last week that Susan has had a baby so I ____________ (visit) her tomorrow.

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I heard last week that Susan has had a baby so I’m going to visit her tomorrow. – ‘going to’ for plan / decision made before the time of speaking

 

4. Person A: “Can I speak to Sam please?”

Person B: “Sorry, he’s in a meeting.”

Person A: “Okay, I __________ (call) him again later.”

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Okay, I’ll call him again later. – ‘will’ for decision made at the time of speaking

 

5. Jane _________ (be) 21 next week. Where has the time gone?

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Jane will be 21 next week. – ‘will’ for future fact

 

6. Jane ____________ (have) a party; she sent out the invitations yesterday.

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Jane is going to have a party. – ‘going to’ for plan / decision made before the time of speaking

 

7. Person A: “I had a horrible day at work.”

Person B: “Did you? I _________ (take) you out for dinner, that should help to cheer you up!”

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I’ll take you out for dinner, that should help to cheer you up! – ‘will’ for decision made at the time of speaking

 

8. I _________ (buy) a new car next week now I’ve saved enough money.

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I’m going to buy a new car next week now I’ve saved enough money. – ‘going to’ for plan / decision made before the time of speaking

 

9. We ___________ (probably / already / be) at the hotel by the time you arrive.

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We will probably already be at the hotel by the time you arrive. – ‘will’ for prediction

 

10. He hasn’t studied at all. He __________ (not / pass) his exams!

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He hasn’t studied at all. He isn’t going to pass his exams! – ‘going to’ for future based on present evidence

 

11. Person A: “Would you like tea or coffee?”

Person B: “I _________ (have) a cup of tea please.”

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I’ll have a cup of tea please. – ‘will’ for decision made at the time of speaking

 

12. You are so lucky going on holiday to Greece! You ___________ (have) a lovely time.

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You will have a lovely time. – ‘will’ for prediction

 

13. Sorry I can’t talk at the moment. I have to go, I ___________ (help) Nicola with her homework.

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 I‘m going to help Nicola with her homework. – ‘going to’ for plan / decision made before the time of speaking

 

14. I ___________ (send) you a text as soon as we arrive!

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 I‘ll send you a text as soon as we arrive. – future promise.

 

15. Person A: “I don’t understand this question.”

Person B: “What is it? Let me have a look.  I __________ (help) you.”

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I’ll help you. – ‘will’ for decision made at the time of speaking

 

16. The ground is so slippery. Be careful – you ___________ (fall over) in those shoes!

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Be careful – you‘re going to fall over in those shoes! – ‘going to’ for future based on present evidence
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