Future World. Predictions with “Will”.
All of us have made bold predictions at some point of our lives. Usually in childhood, at some lesson, whether it was art , science or literacy. Me, I painted people flying above skyscrapers in the year 2000.
Predictions often come with adverbials describing likelihood, such as: “probably, certainly, definitely, unlikely, possibly
clearly, obviously, perhaps ” etc.
I. Look at the predictions below and choose the ones you’ll find the most useful for the purposes of your lesson. Read them together with your students to revise Future Simple and then ask their opinions about how likely these events seem to them and make them practise the adverbs.
At www.popularmechanics.com, there is a wonderful list titled: “110 Predictions For the Next 110 Years”. I used it with my upper-intermediate group and we enjoyed the lesson immensely. Have fun.
II. At the link below, you’ll find a rich, detailed graphics/chart concerning future predictions. You can print it if you like (I used a multimedia projector) and have a further discussion about the issues that you find “will probably happen” or “definitely will not come true.” Just remember. It’s all relative and it all depends solely on YOU .
Here is your pdf Allegra tomorrow
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