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Future predictions We use will, wont and might to talk about predictions based on opinions: something that we believe

ve or calculate. We use might when we are not sure about something. Adverbs like certainly, probably, definitely are used to say how sure our prediction is. We use going to for predictions based on evidence. 1. Watch a short segment form Deep Impact and complete the sentences from the Presidents speech with will or might. a) b) c) d) It's a bit complicated, so it (1)__________ take some time, so I hope you (2) ___________ bear with me, hear what I have to say. If this comet continues on its path around the sun and keeps its present course, sometime on August 16th roughly a year from now, there's a chance that we (3) __________ have impact. In 2 months, they (4)__________ leave on the shuttle "Atlantis" to board the "Messiah". This is the crew that (5) ___________ stop the comet. Our society (6) ___________ continue as normal. Work (7) ___________ go on. You (8) _________ pay your bills. There (9) __________ be no hoarding. There (10) __________be no sudden profiteering. I'm freezing all wages, all prices. What a bottle of water cost you yesterday... it (11)__________ cost you tomorrow.

2. Make your own predictions on what you think will happen after the Presidents speech. a) __________________________________________________________________________ b) __________________________________________________________________________ c) __________________________________________________________________________ 3. Now watch another segment of the film and complete the extract with will or going to. We're on, Mr President. Our missiles have failed. The comets are still headed for Earth... and there's nothing we can do to stop them. So, this is it. If the world does go on... it (1)__________ not go on for everyone. We have now been able to calculate the comets' final trajectories, and we have determined where they (2)____________ strike. The smaller of the 2 comets, Biederman, (3)__________ hit first, somewhere along the Atlantic Seaboard probably in the waters off the coast of Cape Hatteras in just under 12 hours at 4:35 p.m. Eastern daylight time. The impact of the comet (4)___ __________ be... Well, disastrous. There (5) ______________ be a very large tidal wave moving quickly through the Atlantic Ocean. It (6) _____________ be 100 feet high, travelling at 1100 miles an hour. That's faster than the speed of sound. As the wave reaches shallow water, it (7) _____________ slow down, but the wave height, depending on the depth of the shelf off the coast,(8) _____________ be anywhere from 1000 to 4500 feet high. Where the land is flat, the wave (9) _____________ wash inland 600 to 700 miles. The wave (10) ___________ hit our nation's capital 40 minutes after impact. New York City, Boston, Atlanta, Philadelphia... all (11) ____________ be destroyed. If you have any means of getting away from the path of this wave, leave now. The impact of the larger comet (12) ____________be nothing less than an extinction-level event. It (13)_____________ strike land in Western Canada 3 hours after Biederman. Within a week, the skies (14)_____________ be dark with dust from the impact and they (15) ____________ stay dark for 2 years. All plant life (16) ____________ be dead within... 4 weeks. Animal life within... a few months. So that's it. Good luck to us all.

Teachers sheet 1. Segment 1 script. 5 minutes long. Film time 26min:30sec 31min:05sec Students watch the segment and complete the gaps in the sentences accordingly. Good evening. A few minutes ago the United States ambassadors to every country in the world told the leaders of those nations what I am about to tell you. (a). It's a bit complicated, so it (1) will take some time, so I hope you (2) will bear with me, hear what I have to say. A little over a year ago, American astronomers, Marcus Wolf and Leo Biederman, working on a mountain top in Arizona... Saw something in the night sky that caused them great concern. A comet But the comet was, well... There was a remote possibility that the comet was on a path that could bring it into direct contact with the Earth. Now... we get hit all the time by rocks and meteors, some of them the size of cars, some no bigger than your hand. But the comet we discovered is the size of New York City. From the north side of Central Park to the Battery. About 7 miles long. Put another way, this comet is larger than Mount Everest. It weighs 500 billion tons. Now, chances are...Comets begin far out in space. They're what's left over from the creation of the solar system after the planets were formed billions of years ago. These chunks of space debris are in an elongated orbit around our sun, but every now and then one of them gets bumped like a billiard ball on a pool table and is knocked into a different orbit. (b) If this comet continues on its path around the sun and keeps its present course, sometime on August 16th roughly a year from now, there's a chance that we (3) might have impact. So for the past 8 months, the United States and Russia have been building the largest spaceship ever constructed. It's being built in orbit around the Earth. And we call it the "Messiah". Right now a team of American astronauts and one Russian are at Cape Canaveral in Florida. (c) In 2 months, they (4) will leave on the shuttle "Atlantis" to board the "Messiah". This is the crew that (5) will stop the comet. (d) Our society (6) will continue as normal. Work (7) will go on. You (8) will pay your bills. There (9) will be no hoarding. There (10) will be no sudden profiteering. I'm freezing all wages, all prices. What a bottle of water cost you yesterday... it (11) will cost you tomorrow. 2. Having watched the 1st segment students make their own predictions on what they thing will happen. Segment 2 script 2nd.3,5 minutes long. Film 1h:28min 1h:31min:30sec

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We're on, Mr President. Our missiles have failed. The comets are still headed for Earth... and there's nothing we can do to stop them. So, this is it. If the world does go on... it (1) will not go on for everyone. We have now been able to calculate the comets' final trajectories, and we have determined where they (2) are going to strike. The smaller of the 2 comets, Biederman, (3) will hit first, somewhere along the Atlantic Seaboard probably in the waters off the coast of Cape Hatteras in just under 12 hours at 4:35 p.m. Eastern daylight time. The impact of the comet (4) is going to be... Well, disastrous. There (5) will be a very large tidal wave moving quickly through the Atlantic Ocean. It (6) will be 100 feet high, travelling at 1100 miles an hour. That's faster than the speed of sound. As the wave reaches shallow water,(7) it's going to slow down, but the wave height, depending on the depth of the shelf off the coast, (8) will be anywhere from 1000 to 4500 feet high. Where the land is flat, the wave (9) will wash inland 600 to 700 miles. The wave (10) will hit our nation's capital 40 minutes after impact. New York City, Boston, Atlanta, Philadelphia... all (11) will be destroyed. If you have any means of getting away from the path of this wave, leave now. The impact of the larger comet (12) will be nothing less than an extinction-level event. It (13) will strike land in Western Canada 3 hours after Biederman. Within a week, the skies (14) will be dark with dust from the impact and they (15) will stay dark for 2 years. All plant life (16) will be dead within... 4 weeks. Animal life within... a few months. So that's it. Good luck to us all.