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Future Continuous:

will be + Ving

1) I will be in the middle of doing something at some time in the future.

e.g.
a) At the moment these people are standing in a queue to get into the cinema.

b) Half an hour from now, the cinema will be full. Everyone will be watching the film.

This time next week I'll be on holiday. I'll be lying on the beach or swimming in the sea.

Compare "will be + Ving" with other continuous forms:

At 10 o'clock yesterday, Sally was in her office. She was working. (past continuous)

It's 10 o'clock now. She is in her office. She is working. (present)

At 10 o'clock tomorrow, she will be in her office. She will be working.

2

Future Continuous:

will be + Ving

2) is also used to talk about a complete actions in the future.

It is similar to 'to be going to + Verb'.

The government will be making a statement about the crisis later today.

Will you be going away this summer?

Later in the programme, I'll be talking to the Minister of Education.

Our best player is injured and won't be playing in the game on Saturday.

3

Future Perfect:

will have + V3/Ved

is used to say that something will already be complete before a time in the future.

e.g.
a) At the moment these people are standing in a queue to get into the cinema.

b) Half an hour from now, the cinema will be full. Everyone will be watching the film.

c) Three hours from now, the cinema will be empty. The film will have finished.
everybody will have gone home.

Sally always leaves for work at 8.30 in the morning. She won't be at home at 9 o'clock - she'll have gone to work.

We're late. The film will already have started by the time we get to the cinema.

Compare 'will have done' with other perfect forms:

Ted and Amy have been married for 24 years. (present perfect)

Next year they will have been married for 25 years. (future perfect)

When their son was born, they had been married for three years. (past perfect)

4

will be ding or will have done?

Don't phone me between 7 and 8.
... (we / have) dinner then.

We'll be having dinner then.

5

Phone me after 8 o'clock. ... (we / finish) dinner by then.

We'll have finished dinner by then.

6

Tomorrow afternoon we're going to play tennis from 3 o'clock until 4.30. So at 4 o'clock, ... (we/play) tennis.

We'll be playing tennis.

7

A: Can we meet tomorrow?
B: Yes, but not in the afternoon. ... (I/work).

I'll be working.

8

B has to go to a meeting which begins at 10 o'clock. It will last about an hour.

A: will you be free at 11.30?
B: Yes, ... (the meeting /end) by then.

The meeting will have ended by then.

9

Ben is on holiday and he is spending his money very quickly. If he continues like this, ... (he / spend) all his money before the end of his holiday.

He will have spent all his money before the end of the holiday.

10

Do you think ... (you / still / do) the same job in ten years' time?

... you will still be doing ...

11

Lisa is from New Zealand. She is travelling around Europe at the moment. So far she has travelled about 1, 000 miles. By the end of the trip, ... (she / travel) more than 3, 000 miles.

... she will have travelled...

12

If you need to contact me, .. (I / stay) at the Lion Hotel until Friday.

I will be staying ... .

13

A: ... ( you / see) Laura tomorrow?
B: Yes, probably. Why?
A: I borrowed this CD from her. Can you give it back to her?

Will you be seeing...?

14

What will you be doing tomorrow at midnight?

What will you have done by 9 pm tomorrow?