1. I will survive

THE FUTURE WITH WILL

FORM: 

  • We form the will-future with the auxiliary will and the infinitive of the verb.
  • We use the the same form of the verb for all persons.
  • Remember you can shorten the form 'will' like this: 'll. We normally use this form in spoken or informal language.
  • For the negatives we use will not (won't) + infinitive: 
  • If you want to make a question, you only have to change the position of will and the subject.

 

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  •  For short answers, remember to use will in affirmative or negative following this table: 
 Will they play football next year?     Yes  they  will   
  No  they  won't 


  


USES
  

 We use will in the following cases:

 

 1. Future actions that happen without the speaker's intention (weather, birthday, etc....)   

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It will rain tomorrow.
My daughter will be 16 next Friday.

 

2. Predictions, assumptions (I think, I hope, I'm sure, I'm afraid)

I'm sure my brother will be here at 6 pm.

 

3. Spontaneous actions (not planned)

Hang on! I'll open the door for you.

 

 

 

 

 

Listening activity

Let's start with a song! The title is an example of the type of future we are going to study in this section.

I will survive (Gloria Gaynor)

Listen to the song and decide the order of the different paragraphs.

a Oh, no, not I.
I will survive.
As long as I know how to love, I know I'll be alive.
I've got all my life to live.
I've got all my love to give.
I will survive.
I will survive.
hey, hey.
e So, now you're back
From outer space.
I just walked in to find you here
Without that look upon your face.
I should have changed that stupid lock.
I should have made you leave your key,
If I had known for just one second
You'd be back to bother me.
b Oh, now go,
Walk out the door.
Just turn around now.
You're not welcome anymore.
Weren't you the one
Who tried to break me with desire?
Did you think I'd crumble?
Did you think I'd lay down and die?
f Oh, no, not I.
I will survive.
As long as I know how to love, I know I'll be alive.
I've got all my life to live.
I've got all my love to give.
I will survive.
I will survive.
hey, hey.
c At first, I was afraid, I was petrified.
I kept thinking I could never live without you by my side.
But then I spent so many nights
Just thinking how you did me wrong.
And I grew strong. I learned how to get along.
g And you see me
With somebody new.
I'm not that stupid little person
Still in love with you.
And so, you thought you'd just drop by
And you expect me to be free.
But now I'm saving all my love
For someone who's loving me.
d Oh, now go,
Walk out the door.
Just turn around now.
You're not welcome anymore.
Weren't you the one
Who tried to break me with desire?
Did you think I'd crumble?
Did you think I'd lay down and die?
h It took all the strength I had
Just not to fall apart.
I'm trying hard to mend the pieces
Of my broken heart.
And I spent so many nights
Just feeling sorry for myself.
I used to cry.
But now, I hold my head up high.

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Solved exercise

Study the examples with 'will' from the text in the previous section:

 

  • Fifteen euros is a bit expensive, but it will be fantastic to visit all the main Dublin attractions.
  • Of course, I will answer any question you might have.
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  • I think you will enjoy the sightseeing.

1- What form of the verb comes after 'will'?

2- Do all persons have the same form or does it change?

3- What is the negative form of 'will'?

Self-Assessment activity

Complete the chart with the affirmative, negative or interrogative form of the future with 'will'.
AFFIRMATIVE NEGATIVE
INTERROGATIVE

I will enjoy

You will enjoy

He/She/It will enjoy

We will enjoy

You will enjoy

They will enjoy

I won't enjoy

You

He/She/It

We

You

They

I ?

you ?

he/she/it ?

we ?

you ?

they ?

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Important

Remember you can shorten the form 'will' like this: 'll. We normally use this form in spoken or informal language.

Self-Assessment activity

Complete the following sentences with the correct verb:

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replace, study, arrive, open, forget

1. It's very hot. I'll the window.

2. I think they'll soon. It's already 12 o'clock.

3. Will computers teachers?

4. I won't your birthday tomorrow.

5. We will hard next year.

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Further knowledge

Practice the future with 'will' by doing these exercises.

Exercise 1
Exercise 2
Exercise 3

In the next section, we are going to learn another future form in English: 'going to'.