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Future Simple


Answer the following questions to check your knowledge of the future simple.

Choose the best form of the future simple tense for the following situations.


Situation: On Monday morning, John decides to go to a movie on Monday night. What does John say Monday afternoon?

I am going to a movie tonight.
I will go to a movie tonight.

The correct answer is "I am going to a movie tonight."


Situation: Helen decides to ride her bicycle at 1:00. What does Helen say at 1:00?

  I am riding my bicycle.
  I will ride my bicycle.

Situation: The bus leaves every day at 8:45. What does Brian say at 8:30?

  The train leaves at 8:45.
  The train will leave at 8:45.

Situation: Tuesday morning, Harry decides to go to the concert on Wednesday night. What does Harry say Tuesday night?

  I will go to the concert.
  I am going to the concert.

Situation: The teacher asks the children to help her. What do the children say?

  We are going to help.
  We will help you.

Situation: The waitress asks, "Would you like coffee or tea?" What is the correct answer?

  I will have tea, please.
  I am having tea, please.

Situation: On Tuesday Jacob decides to travel to India next week. What does Jacob say on Saturday?

  I go to India.
  I am going to go to India.

Situation: Elaine asks: "How are you getting home, by bus, car, or walking?" What is the correct answer?

  "I don't know. Let me think. ... I will walk home."
  "I don't know. Let me think. ...I am going to walk home."

Situation: At 4:00 Gina does not know what she is doing for the evening. What does she say?

  Maybe I will go to a movie.
  Maybe I am going to a movie.

Situation: On Friday, Joe decides to work on Sunday. What does he say on Saturday?

  I am going to work on Sunday.
  I will work on Sunday.

Situation: At 11:00 the sky is dark and it might rain. What does Richard say?

  It rains this afternoon.
  I think it will rain this afternoon.