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November 24, 2013

Unit 12: Looking ahead

Filed under: conversation strategies — richardlstansfield @ 8:14 am

Books closed.

Listen to each person and answer these two questions:

1. What are their plans for next year?

2. Are they sure (100%) or not sure (< 100%)?

Christy Lewis

– graduating from college

(sure)

– look for a job

(not sure)

– go for a master's degree

(not sure)

Laura Chang

– look for a better job

(not sure)

– ask her boss for a promotion

(sure)

– get a promotion

(not sure)

Paul Reade

– go with his friends to travel around Europe

(not sure)

Jim and Katie Conley

– have a baby

(sure)

– take some time off from work

(not sure)

– be very busy

(sure)

Joe Etta

– retire

(sure)

– move to Florida or Arizona

(not sure)

– not spend another winter here

(not sure)

————————————————–

Future Tense

Sure (100%)

– present continuous

– will

– won't (will + not)

– (be) going to

Not Sure (< 100%)

– guess + will/won't

– may

– might

– probably + will/won't

– hope + will/won't

————————————————–

Expressing Probability

100%

sure
definitely

will

75%

probably
(there's) a good chance

should
ought to

50%

not sure
don't know

might
may
could

25%

don't think (so)
probably not/probably won't
doubt (that)

shouldn't
ought not to

0%

no chance
definitely not
No way!

won't

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