Be used to
Few and Little
Get Used To
Have and Have Got
Lend and Borrow
Past Perfect Continuous
Past Perfect Simple
Present Perfect Continuous
Present Perfect Simple
Say and Tell
Small and Little
So and Such
Too and Enough
Will and Going to
will be + verb + present participle (-ing form of the verb)
NOTE - There is no future tense in English. Instead we use a variety of forms to talk about the future. Will (in this case with be + present participle) is one of those forms. In many student grammars (and here!) this form is referred to as future continuous for convenient comparison with similar continuous/progressive forms in the present and past. See this post about tense and aspect for more.
We use the Future Continuous to say that an action will be in progress at a specific time in the future. This
is something your pupils will all be familiar with. One will be smoking weed,
the other will be doing their homework after school. When you start the class
(preferably on a Monday), ask your pupils what they have done during their
weekends, then tell them about yours. After the weekend talk, move on to what
you will be doing when you go home (When I go home, I will be checking all of
your homework and after that I will be drinking some coffee with my wife). Then
ask them: What will you be doing when you go home?. Their reply should be in a
full sentence and you copy the sentence on the board. When you have dealt with
five or six pupils, ask them about their plans for the coming holiday. After you
have ten to twelve sentences on the board you can start asking pupils if they
see a pattern. Are we talking about the future in these sentences? Underline the
"will be ing" in each sentence. By doing this, you will keep your example
material as interesting as possible to your pupils and they can relate to the action that will happen.
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