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четверг, 29 декабря 2011 г.

Future Tenses in Action - 1

There are three Future Tense Forms: Future Simple, Continuous, and Perfect. What makes the use of Future Tenses more challenging is the fact that Present Continuous and Present Simple can also be used to render an action in the future. 

Present Continuous and sometimes Future Continuous functions to reflect an action that is already planned (personal plans), Present Simple is used to talk about future events in schedules (planned by organizations), while Future Simple reflects a prompt decision, something we think of on the spot. Consider this example:

"What are you doing this weekend?" (personal plans).
"I don't know, maybe I'll go on a tour of New Orleans." (prompt decision)
"When does this tour start? I might go there, too." (schedule)
"I don't, but I'm going to check." (personal plans).

In conversational English, the form "going to" is usually pronounced as "gonna", but you can only use that when you speak English very fast. If the speed of your conversational English is too slow the word "gonna" will make your speech unnatural and gaudy. So, keep that in mind! Now, you can watch a trailer to a new movie and fill out the gaps with the tense forms you hear (some might be Future, others - Present). Enjoy!

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“When two people 1)___________ at a younger age they have time to grow and accept each other’s idiosyncrasies.”
“Thank you, Mr. Shankai.”

“It’s quite simple, actually. I want to get married right after I 2)________. I’ve even picked the date.”
“What?”
“It’s called an arranged marriage.”

“This is the twenty-first century. You’re not a spring-chicken, Harish.”

“Arranged marriages don’t sound romantic but have a very low risk of divorce.”

“Please, darling. You 3)___ just ______________ a phase.”

“Oh, Teddy Bear!” “You’re my Teddy Bear.”

“Why take that risk when I don’t have to. I just 4)__________ in love!”
“I’m so sorry!” “Watch where you’re going!” “Sorry again.”

“I hope you don’t think this is…a date.”

“You’re different, Harry.”
“Thanks for being such a good pal.”

“Hello?”
“I’ve found the one for you!”
“Hi!”

“I 5)_______________ married.”
“Really?”
“Everything is set!”
“I know that you 6)_____________ married, and I respect that.” […]

“This guy 7)___________ to get married.” “Everything’s alright, right?”
“You 8)____________ on the ultimate blind date.”
“How do you know you’ve picked the right woman if you have no one to compare her to?”

“It’s not like I didn’t see this coming.”
“I 8)__________ her once we’re married.” […]

“If you ever 9)______ my precious flower, I 10)________ you ground to the dust you came from.”
“OK.”