Future Forms

Gap-Fill Exercise

Read the Grammar Reference and fill in all the gaps with a future form, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints!

be going to + infinitive:
Use be going to + infinitive for a predition based on evidence: Watch out! You're going to crash!
will/won't: Use will/won't to make general predicitions about the future: Mobile banking will help people in poor countries. You won't need to carry cash in the future.
probably will/won't: You can make a prediction less certain by adding probably: Mobile banking will probably help people in poor countries (We think that is likely but we're not certain)
You probably won't need to carry cash in the future. (It's not likely)
may/might:: Use may/might to make predictions which are less certain: You might need to bring an umbrella. (We can't be sure if it will rain, but it's possible)
It may be the last time we see each other for a while. (We're not sure when we'll next meet, but it probably won't be soon)
NOTE: Might not can be contracted to mightn't but may not cannot be contracted: His idea mighn't/may not work.
be due to:: Use be due to for something that is expected to happen/is planned: I am due to finish work in November.
be about to: Use be about to for something that is going to happen very soon: She's not working at the moment because she's about to have a baby.
be likely to: Use be likely to for a prediction that is probable: We're not likely to leave in the next thirty minutes.
be bound to: Use be bound to for a prediction that is very likely: Don't worry. You're bound to find a job sooner or later.
1. I can't believe I'm to start my new job.
2. You're not very to meet them while you're staying.
3. We'll travel across the Alps towards Italy.
4. I have to get this work finished tonight, as I'm to hand it in tomorrow.
5. Enjoy the concert. We will see you there.
6. Have you seen Tamara yet? She is to arrive any minute.
7. They're flying direct so they're to get there before us.
8. I've just got the tickets. we're to San Francisco for our holiday!