English Course for Beginners - CEFR A2 - Lesson 1 of 25

Will / Future Tense

Read and listen to four conversations using the grammar.

Conversation 1

Woman: Will you be home tonight?
Man: I should, why?
Woman: I need to ask you a few questions.
Man: OK, I’ll be up late so call anytime.
Woman: OK, I’ll call you around 9ish.
Man: I’ll be waiting.
Woman: Great. I promise I won’t take up much of your time.
Man: No worries. I got all the time in the world.
Woman Great. I’ll talk to you later then.
Man: Yep, see you then.

Conversation 2

Woman: I am sorry to hear the news.
Man: It’s OK. I saw it coming.
Woman: What will you do?
Man: I’m not sure. I think I’ll just take some time off and take it easy for awhile.
Woman: That’s sounds like a good plan.
Man: Well, I guess all good things come to an end.
Woman: They do. Nothing lasts forever.
Man: True, but I’ll miss this place.
Woman: And we’ll miss you. And you’ll be back on your feet in no time.
Man: I hope so!

Conversation 3

Woman: It looks like it will rain this weekend.
Man: Oh no, now we can’t go hiking.
Woman: I’ll call everyone and postpone it until next week.
Man: What about the dinner we planned afterwards?
Woman: We can move it back to next week.
Man: OK, I’ll call the restaurant and cancel the reservation.
Woman: Thanks.

Conversation 4

Woman: I need someone to write up a sales report.
Man: I’ll do it.
Woman: Great. How long will it take you?
Man: No more than a few hours I think.
Woman: Great. I’ll get Susan to help you.
Man: No need. I’ll be alright. Thanks though.
Woman: Suit yourself.

Will for Future Tense

Point 1: We use will to talk about things happening in the future.
  1. I will see you tomorrow.
  2. The meeting will start soon.
  3. She will not be here next week.
  4. It will not be be easy to pass the exam
Point 2: The negative form of will is will not, but we often contract this to won't in spoken English. However, do not use contractions in formal writing.
  1. We won't have enough money.
  2. She won't get home until six.
  3. The test won't be easy.
  4. I won't travel this year.
Point 3: We use will to express a future action that is immediate.
  • Who will be at the meeting?
  • Everyone will be there.
  • When will it end?
  • I will end at noon, just before lunch.
Point 4: We often use the contraction of will ('ll) in spoken English. However, do not use contractions in formal writing.
  1. I'll call you tomorrow.
  2. She'll be here soon.
  3. They'll give you call this week.
  4. Arnold always says, "I'll be back," in his movies.
Answer these questions about the interview.

Gap Fill: Complete the conversation with the correct word!


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A2-01 Present Simple
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A2-02 Third Person Singular
He works at a hospital.

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A2-03 Present Continuous
I am writing a letter to my friend.

A2 Grammar Lesson
A2-04 Will / Future Tense
I won’t take up much of your time.

A2 Grammar Lesson
A2-05 Going to / Future Tense
What are you going to do tonight?

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