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"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
  (Eleanor Roosevelt)

(Updated on 06/02/2013)


Pages complémentaires :

Cities of the future
'New Year's Resolutions'
Présent progressif
Subordonnées de temps
'when' + Present



Presentation :



Examples :


  • EuroMillions winners: we are now 'officially retired' - with a video
    "Dave and Angela Dawes reveal what they plan to do with the £101 million they have won from the EuroMillions jackpot."

    "The money will help out their families and friends...
    we've got 15 to 20 people that we are sort of going to make millionaires...
    we're going to buy a house over there (in Portugal) and we're going to get married next June..."




  • Is this the sustainable city of the future?
    "According to a New York design group, this is how tomorrow's metropolis may look – just don't ask how it will work...
    Terreform One, a New York non-profit design group led by 38-year-old architect Mitchell Joachim, offers answers to almost everything to do with cities and sustainability. Its prolific output of ideas includes blimps creeping nose-to-tail around cities, with seats hanging off them just above the ground so that people can jump on and off at will..."



  • Children draw own visions of 2020
    "Children asked to come up with ideas for life in 2020 have designed labour-saving devices, magic pencils to do their homework and, of course, robots."


  • Adrian Mole (Wikipedia)
    Adrian Mole - New Year's Resolutions (



Pictures :

  • "When I'm 60 years old, I will be totally bald."

  • 42 Visions For Tomorrow From The Golden Age of Futurism
    "Arthur Radebaugh drew a newspaper comic called Closer Than We Think in the late 1950s and early ‘60s.
    While his art was firmly planted in that era, the ideas were supposed to be of the future.
    Some of his fantastical predictions have come true, like home computers, self-driving cars, factory farms, flatscreen TV, robotic warehouses,
    remote jobs, electric cars, and the electronic home library. Other are just silly, like space hospitals, color-changing cars, and the vehicle you see here. 
    The walking machine is for evacuating cities by walking over the clogged roadways in the event of an emergency. And it would scare alien invaders away."





Listening :

  • Everyday Grammar: The 'Should' vs. 'Shall' Debate - Text + Audio - 17 December 2015
    "The major global climate agreement reached in Paris last week almost did not happen because of one small word change.
    The final version of the agreement contained the word 'shall' instead of 'should.'
    We 'should' take a closer look at these two words here in Everyday Grammar!"

  • "Teacher: Can people predict the future with cards?
    Student: My mother can.
    Teacher: Really?
    Student: Yes, she takes one look at my report card and tells me what will happen when my father gets home."
    ( Weekly Tips for Teachers )


Speaking :


  • New Year's Resolutions - will / won't / might / may
    A PowerPoint Presentation
    sent by Corinne DEGEZELLE (Ac. Reims)
    (A adapter selon les années et les élèves)


  • When I'm 75 - a speaking exercise for the future perfect and future continuous forms
    "For example,
    'When I am 75, I will be living in the South of France on a farm'
    and 'When I am 75, I will have lived and worked in 10 different countries'."



INTERACTIVE exercises :



  • Going to or Will? - Presentation and Interactive exercises (
  • GRAMMAR GAMES - Future forms / Future in the past - interactive (British Council)



  • New Year's Resolutions (
    (I will / I'm going to / I hope / I 'd like to / I am thinking about / I intend to / I promise ... )


Exercises TO PRINT :


  • WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN ? - Donner une image à la fois.



  • Future Tense (
    "There are many ways to talk about the future. Here are some patterns that you can use.
    Write two sentences after each pattern."
  • Poems for the future
    "Here are some suggestions to help get your students writing poems based around the theme of the future."
    (British Council)
  • When I'm 75 - a speaking exercise for the future perfect and future continuous forms (BBC)
    "For example,
    'When I am 75, I will be living in the South of France on a farm'
    and 'When I am 75, I will have lived and worked in 10 different countries'."


Lesson plans :

  • Remember: Be Going To
    "Teaching grammar with movie segments is inspiring and highly motivating."


  • Death Becomes Her: WILL x Simple Present to Talk about Future Events - a lesson
    "This film is a classic that talks about beauty, being young forever, and what people can do to look perfect.
    I used this interesting scene to show students that we may use WILL or the SIMPLE PRESENT to talk about the future."




  • Half of world population will be short-sighted (February 24, 2016) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
    "Researchers predicted in a new report published in the journal Opthalmology that by 2050, half of the world's population will be short-sighted."

  • What life will be like in 2116 (18th February, 2016) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
    "A new report shows what life might be like in 100 years from now. It describes skyscrapers that are much taller than today's buildings..."


    "This EFL lesson is designed around a stop motion animation titled Curiosity: Exploration and Discovery by Georgina Venning which brings
    visual life to the words from a talk by author Ian Leslie based on his book Curious: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends on It.
    Students talk about curiosity, discuss quotes, watch a short video, read a transcript and write a composition about curiosity."


  • Talking about the future
    "This lesson plan for teachers of teenagers and adults at level B1 explores the theme of the future.
    Students will speak freely about different aspects of their future life."


  • The Curse of the Jade Scorpion: Giving Orders/Instructions with WILL - a lesson - intermediate
    "Woody Allen is one of my favorite directors. This is one of his best/funniest movies of all times. This scene is wonderful.
    My students had a ball performing this task." 


  • News Can Help Predict the Future (13th September, 2011) - a lesson plan
  • Fortune teller
    "This lesson, suitable for pre-intermediate students, follows on from presentation and controlled practice of the future ‘will'.
    It is an extended role-play activity which is simple to set up and fun for the students."

  • 2011 to Be Best Year Ever - a lesson plan (1st January, 2011)

  • Million Futures
    "is an interesting project where students write their visions for the future on virtual paper airplanes that fly around the site.
    Each plane gets its own number, so you can access it."

    - with a lesson plan

  • Computers 'to match man by 2029' - a lesson plan
    (Breaking News English)



  • Students will demonstrate understanding of 10 careers by completing a career scrapbook. - a lesson plan





Poems :

  • MAN vs EARTH by Prince Ea
    "Who Do You Think Will Win?"



    "I will not throw the cat out the window
    Or put a frog in my sister's bed...
    I shall help old ladies cross roads (even if they don't want to) "
  • My Future - a poem with an interactive quiz (
    "What will be
    Left here for me
    When I grow up?..."
  • Warning - a poem by Jenny Joseph (1961)
    "When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
    With a red hat which doesn't go, and doesn't suit me.
    And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
    And satin sandals, and say we've no money for butter.
    I shall sit down on the pavement when I'm tired..."

    Listen to it!

    Jenny Joseph







Songs : with "going to" - future

  • Nickelback - Rockstar
    "Nickelback's music video for 'Rockstar' from the album, All The Right Reason."

    The lyrics are below the video on YouTube.
    "I'm gonna trade this life for fortune and fame...
    Hey hey I wanna be a rockstar...
    We'll all stay skinny 'cause we just won't eat
    And we'll hang out in the coolest bars
    In the VIP with the movie stars..."


With "going to" :


  • I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) by The Proclaimers (YouTube)
    + the lyrics :
    "When I wake up, well I know i'm gonna be, 
    I'm gonna be the man who wakes up next you
    When I go out, yeah I know I'm gonna be 
    I'm gonna be the man who goes along with you...
    And I would walk 500 more
    Just to be the man who walks a thousand miles
    To fall down at your door..."



  • Angus and Julia Stone - "Big Jet Plane"
    + the LYRICS
    "Gonna take her for a ride on a big jet plane...
    Gonna hold you,
    Gonna kiss ya in my arms
    Gonna take you, 
    Away from home"   



Future :

  • The Easybeats - Friday On My Mind
    + LYRICS:
    "I'm gonna have fun in my city
    I'll be with my girl, she's so pretty...
    Tonight, I'll spend my bread
    Tonight, I'll lose my head..."



  • In the Future - David Byrne
    + LYRICS:
    "In the future everyone's house will be like a little fortress.
    In the future everyone’s house will be a total entertainment center...
    In the future no one will live in cities" 





  • Taylor Swift - Mean (YouTube) + LYRICS (
    "You, with your words like knives
    And swords and weapons that you use against me...
    Someday, I’ll be living in a big old city,
    And all you’re ever gonna be is mean.
    Someday, I’ll be big enough so you can’t hit me..."

    English Through Music: Taylor Swift’s Song, “Mean”
    Read and listen to the article. Then, open the activities on the right side of the page to learn English. Skill Level: BEGINNER


  • Muse - Uprising
    "Another promise, another scene,
    Another packaged lie to keep us trapped in greed,
    And all the green belts wrapped around our minds...
    They will not force us,
    They will stop degrading us,
    They will not control us,
    We will be victorious"

    + the VIDEO (YouTube)

    Muse - interview video - The Resistance
    "D'un constat amer sur la société daujourdhui, flippée, paranoïaque et dépressive, le groupe décrit dans cette interview-vidéo son envie de résistance."




  • All mine sung by Portishead
    "Angel stars shall decline...
    You shan't escape...
    So don't resist, we shall exist"

    + the VIDEO

  • Jump sung by Madonna (YouTube)
    - the LYRICS (
    "The more that I wait, the more time that I waste...
    I'll work and I'll fight, Till I find a place of my own...
    And life's gonna
    drop you down like the limbs of a tree
    It sways and it swings and it bends until it makes you see"


  • Enjoy The Ride sung by Morcheeba (YouTube)
    - the LYRICS (
    "You won't want to go back home
    In a garden full of angels
    You will never be alone"


  • Mountains O'things sung by Tracy Chapman
    "I'll be working for somebody else
    Until I'm in my grave
    I'll be dreaming of a live of ease ...
    Everyone will look at me with envy and with greed
    I'll revel in their attention..."

    - the VIDEO (YouTube)


  • Next Year Baby - sung by Jamie Cullum (
    "Next year, things are gonna change
    Gonna drink less beer, and start all over again
    Gonna read more books, gonna keep up with the news
    Gonna learn how to cook, spend less money on shoes
    I'll pay my bills on time, and file my mail away, everyday..."

    Listen to the song!
  • I'm Gonna Be (500 miles) - The Proclaimers - A worksheet (
    - the LYRICS (
    - the VIDEO (YouTube)

  • By The Time I Get To Phoenix - Glen Campbell :
    "By the time I get to Phoenix, she'll be rising...
    She'll laugh when she reads the part...
    By the time I make Albuquerque, she'll be working.
    - the VIDEO (YouTube)
  • When I'm 64 by The Clemmer (YouTube) / The Beatles
    - the lyrics :
    "When I get older losing my hair
    Many years from now
    Will you still be sending me a valentine..."


  • "Dream Holiday"
    "Listen to the song ..., click the answers and see what score you got!"


  • We're going to win!
    - a song about football

    "We re going to win!...
    We ll support our team forever"
    (British Council)
  • All My Loving by The Beatles :
    "Close your eyes and I'll kiss you,
    Tomorrow I'll miss you;
    Remember I'll always be true..."

  • 'Don't you cry' by Steven Seagal (lyrics on the CD : Songs from the Crystal Cave)
    "Would you feel the same
    If I was invisible, untouchable..
    I'll be in your ocean
    I'll live in the sky
    I'll be here forever..."

  • "For A Few Dollars More" by Smokie
    "The more she takes the harder they fall."
    "So she'll cry just a little for a few dollars more.
    She'll lie just a little like she's done it before.
    She'll take it, she'll fake it for a few dollars more..."

  • For Baby by John Denver
  • I'm Your Angel by Celine Dion :
    "I'll be your shoulder when you cry"

  • In the year 2525 by Zager and Evans :
    "Ain't gonna need your teeth, won't need your eyes
    You won't find a thing to chew
    Nobody's gonna look at you...
    If God's a-comin' he ought to make it by then
    Maybe he'll look around himself..."

  • I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston
  • Stand By Me by Ben E. King :
    "I won't be afraid...
    I won't cry
    No, I won't shed a tear"

  • Truly Madly Deeply by Savage Garden :
    "I'll be your dream
    I'll be your wish
    I'll be your fantasy..."

  • Upside Down - Jack Johnson :
    "I'll find the things they say just can't be found
    I'll share this love I find with everyone
    We'll sing and dance to Mother Nature's songs"
  • White Flag by Dido :
    "I will go down with this ship
    And I won't put my hands up and surrender
    There will be no white flag above my door
    I'm in love and always will be"


Future continuous :

  • I'll be waiting - sung by Lenny Kravitz (
    "I'm the one who really love ya, baby
    I've been knockin' at your door
    and as long as I'm livin'
    I'll be waitin'
    as long as I'm breathin'
    I'll be there
    whenever you call me
    I'll be waitin'
    whenever you need me
    I'll be there..."
    - the VIDEO (YouTube)


  • Every Breath You Take by Police :
    "Every breath you take
    Every move you make
    Every bond you break
    Every step you take
    I'll be watching you..."

  • Please Come Home for Christmas by Eagles :
    "Bells will be ringing this sad sad New Years
    Oh what a Christmas to have the blues
    My baby's gone I have no friends
    To wish me greetings once again
    Cries will be singing Silent Night
    Christmas carols by candlelight"

  • 7 Seconds by Youssou N'Dour :
    "It's not a second
    7 seconds away
    Just as long as I stay
    I'll be waiting..."


Videos :

  • Humans In 1000 Years
    "What will humanity look like in 1000 years? Watch as we cover some cutting-edge innovations happening today.
    Thanks to the National Geographic Channel for sponsoring this video!"



  • The 12 Year Old Girl Who Silenced the World for 6 Minutes
    at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development - Rio de Janeiro 3 - 14 June 1992
    "What is wrong with the world these days? Listen to what she says and she is only 12 years old. We need to make a change! "



  • Top 10 Facts - Futurama
    "The future worlds brought to life by our favorite sci-fi franchises are generally either bright and technologically advanced or dark and apocalyptic, and yet somehow Futurama manages to be both.
    There are bright elements, like the overabundance of owls on the streets of New New York, and futuristic elements, like signs written in
    seemingly alien languages and drunken robots like Bender. The dark and apocalyptic? Poplers, Slurm and sewer mutants, just to name a few...
    You can watch this informative video created by Top10Memes and discover a thing or ten about the fantastic world of Futurama in about eight minutes! "



  • Textiles of the future
    "Europe's textiles industry faces heavy competition from other parts of the world, especially China. This video shows though that it's not all doom and gloom."



  • Imagine a world without shops or factories
    "When you are in the middle of a torrent of change, innovation eclipsing innovation, it can be hard to know what is passing and what will last.
    But the BBC's Peter Day believes that, here, in 2013, we are in the middle of a revolution so great it could turn our old familiar world upside down.

    "A short futuristic film by Eran May-raz and Daniel Lazo. This is our graduation project from Bezaleal academy of arts."


    "The short feature offers a glimpse into the dating life of the future. The radically advanced technical system seems very convenient at first.
    Who wouldn't gear-up with shiny eye implants that do thinking, decorating and planning for you?"



  • A day made of glass (YouTube)


  • Never say NO to Panda - an ad (YouTube)
    "Panda is an Egyptian cheese brand. The mascot of the company is a panda bear. As you can see from these ads, the panda bear is adorable.
    And if his cuteness doesn’t convince you to buy his cheese, his violent, destructive rages will."
    Faire deviner ce que Panda va faire dans chaque situation...




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