P: He will speak.
N: He will not speak.
Q: Will he speak?
Use of Future I
Future I with ‚will‘ is used for spontaneous decisions and assumptions with regard to the future. Spontaneous decisions
Decision made from one moment to the next.
Wait, I will help you.
I will get myself a cup of coffee.
Assumptions with regard to the future
Say what mighthappen in the future.
They will probably deliver the goods tomorrow.
Things will hopefully be better next year.
Conditional Sentences Type I
Action that will happen in the futureif a certain situation is given.
If you do not do this, we will take legal steps.
If we receive your order before noon and if we have it in stock, we will ship it the same day.
SignalWords of Future I
in a year, next …, tomorrow, If Clause Type I (If you ask her, she will help you.), assumption: I think, probably, perhaps
Exercise on Future I (will)
Complete the sentences inFuture I with ‚will‘.
1. I will give you my business card.
2. Mister Carlisle will get back to you in a minute.
3. We will fax our order.
4. I will be with you in a second.
5. If you faxyour order immediately, we will send the goods today.
6. If we do not order today, we will not receive the goods in time.
7. We regret to inform you that we will not be able to deliver the goodswithin the confirmed delivery time.
8. When will she return ?
9. How long will you be available today?
10. Will you take the call?
Form of Future I (going to)
P: He is going to speak. N: He is not going to speak.
Q: Is he going to speak?
Use of Future I (going to)
Future I with ‚going to‘ is used for conclusions or decisions made for the future that have derived fromanalysing a present situation.
Our costs were too high last year. This year, we are going to reduce our costs.
We are going to recruit more staff.
Signal Words of Future I (going to)