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Grammar and StructureGRAMMAR & STRUCTURE — Exercises
Future Simple


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

Choose the correct statement to describe the following sentences.


Situation: At 5:30 p.m., Hank decides to go out for dinner. What does Hank say at 5:30 p.m.?
I am going out for dinner tonight.
I'll go out for dinner tonight.

The correct answer is "I'll go out for dinner tonight."


Situation: The flight to Vancouver departs every day at 5:45 a.m. What does the airline service representative say at 5:00 a.m.?

  The plane leaves at 5:45.
  The plane will leave at 5:45.

Situation: Thursday morning, Harriet decides to go to Vancouver on Saturday. What does she say on Friday morning?

  I am going to Vancouver tomorrow.
  I will go to Vancouver tomorrow.

Situation: Bill and Barbara's mother says, "I need some help baking this cake." What do Bill and Barbara say?

  We are going to help you.
  We'll help you.

Situation: On Sunday afternoon, Bryon decides to rent a DVD that evening. What does Bryon say Sunday evening?

  I am going to rent a DVD tonight.
  I rent a DVD tonight.

Situation: The bartender asks, "Would you like something to drink?" What is the correct answer?

  Yes, I'll have an iced tea, please.
  Yes, I'm having iced tea, please.

Situation: On Wednesday, Alyson decides to travel to Australia the following week. What does Alyson say on Saturday?

  I go to Australia next week.
  I am going to Australia next week.

Situation: James asks, "How are you getting to the party, by bus, car, or bike?" What is the correct answer?

  I don't know. Let me think ... I'll go by bike.
  I don't know. Let me think ... I am going by bike.

Situation: On Friday, Travis doesn't know what he is doing for the weekend. What does he say?

  Maybe I'll go skiing.
  Maybe I am going skiing.

Situation: On Monday, Jerri decides to take a couple of days off that week. What does she say on Tuesday?

  I'll take a couple of days off this week.
  I am going to take a couple of days off this week.

Situation: At 6:00 a.m. the sky is blue and it is already 25 degrees Celsius. What does Janice say?

  It is hot this afternoon.
  It will be hot this afternoon.