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Present
Present tenses
tenses
Present
Present for
for
tenses the
the
forfuture
future extended practice activities to build your students’ confidence. Tests at the
the future
Present tenses for the future
tenses for the future end of each unit or section mean they can see how much they have learned
and decide if they need more practice.
1
11 Present
Present Continuous
Continuous for
for arrangements
arrangements
1 1
Present
Present
Tom:
Present Continuous
Continuous
AreContinuous
for
for
you doing anything
for arrangements
arrangements
arrangements
this evening?
Tom: Are you doing anything this
Tom: Are you evening?
doing anything this evening?
Tom:
Nick: Are
Yes, I’m doing
you going anything
to an this
ice hockey evening?
match.
Tom:
Nick: Are
Yes, I’m
Nick: doing
you going
Yes, anything
to
I’m an thisanevening?
ice hockey
going to match.
ice hockey match.
Nick: Yes,
The I’m going
Tigers to
are to an
playing ice hockey
the match.
Kings.
Nick: Yes, I’m
The going
Tigers areTigers
The an ice
playing are hockey
the match.
Kings.
playing the Kings.
The
IThe Tigers
bought are
myare playing
ticket the
yesterday. Kings.
Tigers
I bought my playing
ticket
I bought the Kings.
yesterday.
my ticket yesterday.
I bought my ticket yesterday.
I bought my ticket yesterday.
We use the Present Continuous for what someone has arranged to do in the future.
We use the WePresent
use theContinuous
Present for what someone has arranged to do in the future.
We use
Here
We use
the
Nick
the
Present
has arranged
Present to goContinuous
Continuous
Continuous tofor
thewhat
for match.
what
for(He
what
someone
someone hassomeone
has arranged
bought
has arrangedahas arranged
to
ticket.)
to
do in the
do in
to do
the
in the future.
future.
future.
Here Nick has
Here arranged
Nick has to go
arranged to the
to match.
go to (He
the has
match. bought
(He has a ticket.)
bought a ticket.)
Here are
Here Nicksome
has arranged to go to the match. (He has bought a ticket.)
more examples.
Nicksome
Here are has arranged
Here more
are to
examples.
some go to
more the match. (He has bought a ticket.)
examples.
Here
I’mare some
meeting more
Harrietexamples.
at six o’clock. David is coming round later on.
Here are some
I’m meeting more
I’mHarriet examples.
meeting atHarriet
six o’clock. David is coming
at sixSarah
o’clock. David isround
coming later on. later on.
round
I’m meeting
We’re having Harriet
a party attomorrow.
six o’clock. David is coming
is going round
to Paris nextlater
week.on.
I’m meeting
We’re having Harriet
We’rea party
having at six
tomorrow.o’clock.
a party tomorrow. David
Sarah is is coming
going to round
Paris
SarahtoisParis next
goingnext later
week.
to Paris on.
We’re having a party tomorrow. Sarah is going week.next week.
WeWe’re having
also use a party Continuous
the Present tomorrow. toSarah is going
talk about to Paris
things next week.
happening now (see Unit 4).
We also use We the
alsoPresent
use theContinuous
Present to talk about
Continuous things
to talk about happening now (see Unit
things happening 4). Unit 4).
now (see
We also use
Present: the
We’re Present
having Continuous
a party at tomoment.
the talk about things happening now (see Unit 4).
We also use
Present: the
We’re
Present:Present
having
We’re Continuous
a party
having at a to
the talk
moment.
party at about
the things
moment. happening now (see Unit 4).
Present:
Future: We’re having a party
We’re having a party tomorrow. at the moment.
Present: Future:
Future: We’re havingWe’re a party
having at the
tomorrow.moment.
a partywetomorrow.
Future:
Here We’re of
the phrase having
time a party
shows tomorrow.
whether mean the present or the future. But sometimes there is no phrase
Future:
Here We’rethe
the phrase
Here having
of phrase a of
time shows party
time tomorrow.
whether
shows we mean the
whether present
we Kings.
mean the orpresent
the future.
or the But sometimes
future. there is nothere
phrase
Here
of
Here
theasphrase
time, when
theasphrase
of
of
time
Nick
timesaysshows
The
shows
whether
Tigers
whether arewe
we
mean the
playing
mean
the
the
present
present
or the
Here
or it isfuture.
the clear
future.
But
from
But Tom’sBut
sometimes
sometimes
sometimes
therethat
question
there
is nothe
is no
is no phrase
phrase
phrase
of time, when
of time, Nick
as says
when The
Nick Tigers
says are
The playing
Tigers the
are Kings.
playing Here
the it
Kings. is clear
Here from
it is Tom’s
clear question
from Tom’s that the
question that the
of time, as when
conversation Nick asays
is about futureTheevent.
Tigers are playing the Kings. Here it is clear from Tom’s question that the
of time, asconversation
conversation when Nick asays
is about futureThe Tigers
event. are playing the Kings. Here it is clear from Tom’s question that the
conversation is about aisfuture aboutevent.
a future event.
conversation is about a future
The Present Continuous for the event.
future and be going to (Unit 24.1) have similar meanings.
The Present Continuous
TheContinuous
Present for
Continuous the future
for be going
andfuture to (Unit
going24.1)
bearrangements.)
to (Unithave24.1)
similar meanings.
TheWe’re
Present
TheWe’re having
Present a party
Continuous
for the
next
for week.
the (Wethe
future
future havebe
and
and bemadeand
going
goingtheto
to
(Unit
(Unit
24.1)
24.1)
have similar
have similar
have similar meanings.
meanings.
meanings.
having
We’rea party
having nexta week.
party (We
next have
week. made
(We the
have arrangements.)
made the arrangements.)
We’re having
We’re going a party
toahave next
anext week.
partyweek. (We
next(We have
week.have made
(Wemadeintendthe arrangements.)
/ arrangements.)
We have decided to have one.)
having
We’re going We’re party
to have
goingaaform.
party
to have next week.next
a party (We intend the / We have/decided
We haveto have one.)
We’re
Often we going
can to either
use have party next week. (Weweek. intend(We intend
/ We have decided todecided to have one.)
have one.)
Often wegoing
We’re can
Often to
use
we have
either
can a party
form.
use next
either week.
form. (We intend / We have decided to have one.)
Often
I’m we can use either
meeting/I’m goingform.to meet Harriet at six o’clock.
Often
I’m we canI’m
usemeeting/I’m
meeting/I’m either
goingform.to meet
goingHarriet
to meetat six o’clock.
I’m meeting/I’m going to meet Harriet atHarriet at six o’clock.
six o’clock.
I’m meeting/I’m going to meet Harriet at six o’clock.
22 Present
Present Simple
Simple for
for aa timetable
22 2 Present
Present Simple Simple
for a timetable
for a timetable
timetable
Present
Mark: Simple
What for
time does a timetable
your
Mark: What time does your
train leave tomorrow?
train leave tomorrow?
Mark:
Sarah: What Mark:time
Seven What
does time
twenty-three your indoes
train
does twenty-three
leavetrain
your
the morning. leave tomorrow?
tomorrow?
Mark:
Sarah: WhatSeven
Sarah: time
twenty-three
Seven your in train leave
the morning.
in tomorrow?
the morning.
Sarah: Seven twenty-three
gets twenty-three in the morning.
Sarah: It Seven
It
into Paris at in
gets intoItParis
eleven
at eleven
getsSimple
into Paris
twenty-three.
the morning.
twenty-three.
at
We can use It gets
the
gets
ItWe
into Paris
Present
into Paris
at eleven
at for
eleven theeleven
futuretwenty-three.
twenty-three.
twenty-three. when we are talking
We can use thecan Present
use theSimple
Present for the future
Simple when
for the we are talking
We can
about a use the
timetable,
We cana use the
Present
usually
Present
Simple
a
Simple
for
public
for
the
one
the
future
such
future as afuture
when
whentrain
we
when
are
we are talking
we timetable.
are talking
talking
about timetable,
about a usually
timetable, a public
usually one
a such
public as
onea train
such timetable.
as a train timetable.
about a timetable,
Theatrain usually
leavesusually a public
at sevena twenty-three one such as
tomorrowa train timetable.
morning.
about timetable,
The train leaves
The at seven
train leaves public one
twenty-three
at seven such as a train
tomorrow
twenty-three timetable.
morning.
tomorrow morning.
The train
The match leaves at seven
startsatatseven twenty-three
half past tomorrow
seven. tomorrow morning. morning.
The match leaves
train The starts
matchat half
startstwenty-three
past
atseven.
half past seven.
The
Next match
Friday starts
is the atthirteenth.
half past seven.
The match
Next Friday starts
Next is the atthirteenth.
Friday half
is pastthirteenth.
the seven.
Next
I’ve Friday is the thirteenth.
here. We spend three days in Rome.
Nextgot
I’ve got
the tour
Friday
theI’veisgot
tour
details
the thirteenth.
details
the here.
tour We spend
details here. We three daysthree
spend in Rome.
days6.1).
in Rome.
I’ve got the
Compare the Present
tour details
Simplehere.for spend
Werepeated three days(see
actions in Rome.
Unit
I’ve gotCompare
Compare the Present
the tour details
the Simplehere.
Present forWe spend
repeated
Simple for three days
actions
repeated in
(see Rome.
Unit (see
actions 6.1).Unit 6.1).
Compare
The train theleaves
Present at Simple for repeatedevery
seven twenty-three actions (see Unit 6.1).
morning.
Compare
The train theleaves
Present at Simple
seven forseven
repeated
leavestwenty-three actions
every (see
morning.
everyUnit 6.1).
morning.
The train The leaves train
at seven at
twenty-three twenty-three
every morning.
The train leaves at seven twenty-three every morning.
33 Be
Be to
to and
and be
be about
about to
to
33 Be
Be
We
3
to
to
use
Be
and
and
be
to
be
be
to for
and
about
a about
be aboutisto
to
to that
future event officially arranged.
We use be to for a future event that is officially arranged.
We
It use beWe forinabe
to use to for
future a future
event thatevent that is arranged.
is officially officially arranged.
Weis
It
often
isuse beItused
often toisfor
used often
news
inanews
future
used
reports.
event
reports.
in news that is officially arranged.
reports.
It isThe
often used
Queen in news
isintonews reports.
visit reports.
Portugal in November.
It isThe
often used
Queen is to visit is
Portugal
to in November.
The
The Queen
Student
QueenThe
The Queen
isGames
to
isGames
to
visitare
visit to visit
Portugal
takein
Portugal
Portugal
in in in
November.
place
November.
November.
Melbourne next year.
The Student Student are to
Games take areplace
to in Melbourne
take place next year. next year.
in Melbourne
The
WeThe Student
could also Games
use the are
Presentto take place
Continuous in Melbourne
here. next year.
We could Student
also
We couldGames
use the
alsoare
Present
use to take
the place
Continuous
Present in Melbourne
here.
Continuous next year.
here.
WeThe could also
Queen use
is the
visitingPresent
PortugalContinuous
in November. here.
WeThe could also
Queen use
is the
visitingPresent
Portugal
Queen isPortugal Continuous
visitingin in November. here.
The QueenThe is visiting Portugal
November. in November.
WeThe use Queen
be about is visiting
to for the Portugal
very nearin November.
future.
We use beWe about to
be for
aboutthe tovery near future.
WeThe
WeThe
be about
use plane
be about
use plane isuseattothefor
to end
for
theofvery
the
forrunway.
the
very
the very
near
near It near
future.
future.
future.
is about to take off.
is
The at the
plane end
is of
at the
the runway.
end of the is aboutIttois take
Itrunway. aboutoff.to take off.
The
Do plane
you wantis at
to the
say end of
goodbye thetorunway.
our It is
visitors? about
They’reto about
take off.
to leave.
The
Do youplanewantis
Do youat
to the
say end of
goodbye
want thetorunway.
our
to saytogoodbye It is
visitors? about
They’re
to ourThey’re to take
about
visitors?about off.
to leave.
They’re about to leave.
Do you want to say goodbye our visitors? to leave.
Do you want to say goodbye to our visitors? They’re about to leave.
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A Present Continuous (1)
Read the conversation and say if the verb refers to the present or the future.
Mark: ( ) What are you reading, Claire?
Claire: Oh, it’s a guidebook to Brazil. (1) I’m going there next month. (2) My sister and I are having a
holiday there. (3) I’m really looking forward to it. (4) We’re spending three weeks in Rio. (5) So
I’m finding out about all the things we can do there.
.present 3 ........................................................................
 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1 ................................................................... 4 ........................................................................
2 ................................................................... 5 ........................................................................

B Present Continuous for arrangements (1)


For each situation write a sentence with the Present Continuous. Use the verbs in brackets.
 Mike and Harriet have accepted an invitation to Tom’s party next week. (go)
They’re
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . going
. . . . . . . . . . to
. . . . . . Tom’s
. . . . . . . . . . . party
. . . . . . . . . . . next
. . . . . . . . . .week.
.......................................................................................

1 Laura has agreed to be in the office on Saturday. (work)


.....................................................................................................................................................

2 Claire has just bought a plane ticket to Cairo dated 15 May. (fly)
.....................................................................................................................................................

3 Mark has arranged a meeting with his boss at four o’clock this afternoon. (see)
.....................................................................................................................................................

4 Matthew and Daniel have booked a tennis court for tomorrow afternoon. (play)
.....................................................................................................................................................

C Present tenses for the future (1–2)


Put the verbs into the Present Continuous or the Present Simple.
Emma: ( ) . Are
. . . . . . . . you
. . . . . . . doing
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (you / do) anything tonight?

Matthew: Yes, (1) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (I / go) to the station to meet my friend Richard.


(2) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (he / stay) here for the weekend, remember? His train
(3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (get) in at eight fifteen.
Emma: Oh, of course. I’d forgotten about that.
Matthew: Maybe we’ll see you later. What (4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (you / do) tonight?
Emma: Oh, (5) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (I / go) to the cinema with Vicky and Rachel and a
couple of other people. The film (6) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (finish) quite early, so
(7) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (we / go) to a pizza place afterwards.

D Be to and be about to (3)


Complete these sentences on the news. Some are spoken by the newsreader in the studio
and some by reporters on the spot. Use be to or be about to with the verbs in brackets.
 The new museum .is . . . . to
. . . . . .open
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (open) in the autumn.

 The Prime Minister is at the microphone now. He .is . . . . about


. . . . . . . . . . . to
. . . . . .start
. . . . . . . . . . . . . (start) speaking.

1 The leading runner is nearly there now. She . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (win) the race.
2 Taxes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (go) up from next April.
3 The US President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (visit) Ireland in the new year.
4 The riot isn’t over yet, but the police are here. They . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (move) in.
5 The talks on world trade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (take) place later this year.

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7 will be OR is going to be
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8 We’re/We are going to stop OR We will stop

Unit 26
A 1 future 4 future
2 future 5 present
3 present
B 1 She’s/She is working on Saturday.
2 She’s/She is flying to Cairo on 15 May.
3 He’s/He is seeing his boss at four o’clock this
afternoon.
4 They’re/They are playing tennis tomorrow
afternoon.
C 1 I’m/I am going 5 I’m/I am going
2 He’s/He is staying 6 finishes
3 gets 7 we’re/we are going
4 are you doing
D 1 ’s/is about to win 4 ’re/are about to move
2 are to go 5 are to take
3 is to visit
ork.

bus. Unit 27
hone. A 1 When Mark sees the boss, he’s/he is going to
discuss his problem.
2 When Rachel uses the computer (later),
she’s/she is going to send an email.
3 When Tom visits David in hospital, he’s/he is
going to tell him about United’s win.
4 When Matthew’s/Matthew is in town
tomorrow, he might buy some new trainers.
B 1 you need 9 I’ll/I will be
2 you get 10 I hear
3 I hire 11 I’m/I am
4 it’ll/it will be 12 I’ll/I will lie
5 I’ll/I will get 13 I go
6 there’s/there is 14 You’ll/You will be
7 I arrive 15 you don’t get
8 I’ll/I will ring
C 1 You shouldn’t decide until you’ve/you have
thought about it (first).
2 I’ll think of you next week when I’m/I am
lying on the beach.
3 We ought to/We can leave as soon as I’ve/I
have paid the bill.
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sitting on the plane together.
5 You can use the computer when I’ve/I have