Future Continuous ESL Activities, Games and Worksheets

Day Tripper

ESL Future Continuous Activity - Speaking: Writing a Schedule, Asking and Answering Questions from Prompts, Freer Practice - Pair Work - Intermediate (B1) - 30 minutes

In this fun future continuous activity, students ask and answer questions about a planned day trip. First, students look at your planned timetable for a day trip next Saturday. Students then test your memory of the timetable by asking you questions using the future continuous, e.g. 'What will you be doing at half-past one on Saturday?' Afterwards, each student prepares their own timetable for a day trip. In pairs, students then swap timetables and ask questions to test each other’s memory using the future continuous. The winners are the students who answer all the questions correctly.
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Future Continuous Practice

ESL Future Continuous Worksheet - Grammar Exercises: Gap-fill, Sentence Completion - Speaking Activity: Asking and Answering Questions from Prompts, Freer Practice - Pair Work - Intermediate (B1) - 30 minutes

This free future continuous worksheet helps students learn and practice how to form and use the future continuous tense. To begin, students read two future continuous sentences and answer questions about their grammar. Students then do a gap-fill exercise where they complete a text with words that make up the future continuous structure. Next, students complete each sentence with the verb in brackets in the future continuous tense using the positive or negative form as appropriate. After that, students complete sentences with verbs from a box in the future continuous. Lastly, students use the future continuous to complete sentences with true information about what they will be doing at the times shown. Then, in pairs, students write sentences, guessing what they think their partner will be doing at the same times. Students then ask their partner what they will be doing at those times. For each correct guess, students score a point. The student with the most points wins.
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Paolo's Day

ESL Future Continuous Activity - Grammar and Speaking: Writing and Reading Sentences, Asking Questions, Information Gap, Guessing - Group and Pair Work - Intermediate (B1) - 25 minutes

In this future continuous information gap activity, students use the future continuous to write clues about what Paolo will be doing at certain times during the day and guess where he will be from the clues. In two groups, students write clues in the future continuous about what Paolo will be doing at certain times. When the students have finished, they pair up with someone from the other group. Next, students take turns asking their partner what Paolo will be doing at the times shown at the bottom of their worksheet, e.g. 'What will Paolo be doing at 6 a.m.?' Their partner then reads out their future continuous clues, and the student tries to guess where he will be at that time, according to what he will be doing. Once a student has guessed the place, they write it down under the time. The activity continues until all the places have been guessed.
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What will I be doing?

ESL Future Continuous Game - Grammar and Speaking Game: Forming Sentences from Prompts, Guessing, Freer Practice - Group Work - Intermediate (B1) - 25 minutes

In this future continuous game, students listen to clues and guess what a partner will be doing at various times using the future continuous tense. In teams of two, students take it in turns to pick up a card and read the two clues written on the card to their partner using the future continuous. The two clues explain what the student will be doing at a certain time, e.g. 'At 6:00, I will be hitting a ball with a club. I will be walking around a course'. Their partner then has 30 seconds to guess what they will be doing at that time, whilst the other team times them. If the student manages to guess correctly and say the sentence written at the bottom of the card, the team wins and keeps the card, e.g. 'At 6:00, you'll be playing golf'. If not, the other team can guess and keep the card if they are successful. The team with the most cards at the end of the game is the winner.
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I will be practicing the future continuous

ESL Future Continuous Worksheet - Grammar Exercises: Gap-fill, Matching, Changing Word Forms, Writing Sentences - Upper-intermediate (B2) - 30 minutes

Here is a work-themed future continuous worksheet for upper-intermediate students. Students start by completing sentences about the shifts of four workers using verbs in their future continuous form. After that, students match the sentences to jobs in a table. Students then move on to match sentence halves to form sentences about a day in the life of a teacher and then complete them with verbs in the future continuous form. Following that, students complete future continuous questions about a business trip with verbs in their correct form. Lastly, students think of a job and imagine that they are a person who does that job. Students then write future continuous sentences describing their work day. After that, students read their sentences to a partner who tries to guess the job.
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Will I be asking questions?

ESL Future Continuous Activity - Grammar and Speaking: Asking and Answering Questions, Guessing, Controlled Practice - Pair Work - Upper-intermediate (B2) - 25 minutes

In this future continuous activity, students try to guess what activities their partner has planned for them for next week by asking future continuous questions. In pairs, one student starts by asking future continuous yes/no questions about the activity planned for them for Monday, e.g., 'Will I be needing money?'. Their partner answers yes or no accordingly. After a few questions have been asked, the student guesses the activity. If the student is having trouble guessing, their partner can provide clues using the future continuous, e.g., 'You will be watching a performance.' When the student has guessed the activity, they write it down under the corresponding day and continue on to the next day. When a student has guessed all the activities, the two students swap roles and repeat the process.
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