Futures

Level:

Intermediate

Category:

Grammar Exercises

Group:

The Future

Please match the explanations:

 
 

1 - We're having lunch on Friday.

a - The speaker has already made an arrangement.
b - The speaker's decision is made at the moment of speaking
c - Something the speaker thinks is certain to happen
d - The speaker has already made a decision
e - There is evidence now for the future event
 

2 - It's late. I think I'll come in early tomorrow to finish this.

a - The speaker's decision is made at the moment of speaking
b - The speaker has already made an arrangement.
c - The speaker has already made a decision
d - Something the speaker thinks is certain to happen
e - There is evidence now for the future event
 

3 - No, you're my guest. I'll pay.

a - There is evidence now for the future event
b - The speaker has already made an arrangement.
c - The speaker has already made a decision
d - The speaker's decision is made at the moment of speaking
e - Something the speaker thinks is certain to happen
 

4 - That train always get in late. They won't be early.

a - The speaker has already made a decision
b - Something the speaker thinks is certain to happen
c - There is evidence now for the future event
d - The speaker's decision is made at the moment of speaking
e - The speaker has already made an arrangement.
 

5 - I'm convinced he'll be a success in the job.

a - There is evidence now for the future event
b - The speaker has already made a decision
c - Something the speaker thinks is certain to happen
d - The speaker's decision is made at the moment of speaking
e - The speaker has already made an arrangement.
 
 

6 - The next time I see the boss, I'm going to tell him that I want a pay rise.

a - There is evidence now for the future event
b - The speaker's decision is made at the moment of speaking
c - The speaker has already made a decision
d - Something the speaker thinks is certain to happen
e - The speaker has already made an arrangement.
 

7 - Don't worry. I'll get it.

a - The speaker has already made a decision
b - There is evidence now for the future event
c - Something the speaker thinks is certain to happen
d - The speaker has already made an arrangement.
e - The speaker's decision is made at the moment of speaking
 

8 - I'm seeing him at the end of the afternoon.

a - There is evidence now for the future event
b - The speaker has already made an arrangement.
c - Something the speaker thinks is certain to happen
d - The speaker has already made a decision
e - The speaker's decision is made at the moment of speaking
 

9 - The boss looks very angry. I think he's going to shout at us.

a - The speaker has already made a decision
b - There is evidence now for the future event
c - Something the speaker thinks is certain to happen
d - The speaker has already made an arrangement.
e - The speaker's decision is made at the moment of speaking
 

10 - Look at those clouds. It's going to rain.

a - The speaker's decision is made at the moment of speaking
b - There is evidence now for the future event
c - Something the speaker thinks is certain to happen
d - The speaker has already made a decision
e - The speaker has already made an arrangement.
 

11 - I'll help, if you want.

a - Something the speaker thinks is certain to happen
b - The speaker's decision is made at the moment of speaking
c - The speaker has already made a decision
d - The speaker has already made an arrangement.
e - There is evidence now for the future event
 

12 - We're meeting at 10.00.

a - There is evidence now for the future event
b - The speaker has already made an arrangement.
c - The speaker has already made a decision
d - The speaker's decision is made at the moment of speaking
e - Something the speaker thinks is certain to happen
 

13 - It feels really cold. I think it's going to snow.

a - The speaker's decision is made at the moment of speaking
b - Something the speaker thinks is certain to happen
c - The speaker has already made a decision
d - There is evidence now for the future event
e - The speaker has already made an arrangement.
 

14 - I'm not going to put up with these working conditions much longer.

a - The speaker's decision is made at the moment of speaking
b - The speaker has already made a decision
c - The speaker has already made an arrangement.
d - There is evidence now for the future event
e - Something the speaker thinks is certain to happen
 

15 - I'm sure he'll come. He's probably just held up in traffic.

a - The speaker has already made a decision
b - The speaker has already made an arrangement.
c - The speaker's decision is made at the moment of speaking
d - There is evidence now for the future event
e - Something the speaker thinks is certain to happen
 

16 - I'm starting work there next Monday.

a - Something the speaker thinks is certain to happen
b - The speaker has already made a decision
c - The speaker's decision is made at the moment of speaking
d - There is evidence now for the future event
e - The speaker has already made an arrangement.
 

17 - Look at the weather forecast. It's going to be a really cold day tomorrow.

a - The speaker's decision is made at the moment of speaking
b - The speaker has already made an arrangement.
c - There is evidence now for the future event
d - The speaker has already made a decision
e - Something the speaker thinks is certain to happen
 

18 - I'm going to go to bed earlier. I'm shattered.

a - There is evidence now for the future event
b - The speaker has already made an arrangement.
c - The speaker's decision is made at the moment of speaking
d - Something the speaker thinks is certain to happen
e - The speaker has already made a decision
 

19 - I'm going to learn to type properly.

a - Something the speaker thinks is certain to happen
b - The speaker has already made an arrangement.
c - There is evidence now for the future event
d - The speaker's decision is made at the moment of speaking
e - The speaker has already made a decision
 

20 - I'm certain you'll do well in your new job.

a - Something the speaker thinks is certain to happen
b - The speaker's decision is made at the moment of speaking
c - There is evidence now for the future event
d - The speaker has already made a decision
e - The speaker has already made an arrangement.
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