Future Continuous and Future Perfect ESL Activities and Worksheets

Day Tripper

ESL Future Continuous Activity - Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking - Intermediate (A2-B1) - 30 minutes

In this fun future continuous activity, students ask and answer questions about a planned day trip. Give each student a copy of the worksheet. The students look at your planned timetable for a day trip next Saturday. Students then test your memory of the timetable by asking 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. When they have finished, divide the students into pairs. The students 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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An Interview with Richard Branson

ESL Future Continuous and Future Perfect Activity - Listening and Speaking - Intermediate (B1) - 20 minutes

Here is a future continuous and future perfect role-play activity to use in class. In the actviity, students role-play a telephone conversation about arranging an interview with Richard Branson. Divide the students into pairs (A and B) and give each student a corresponding worksheet. Student A takes on the role of Richard Branson's secretary and Student B is a journalist for Wired magazine. The students' task is to use the future perfect and future continuous to help them arrange a one-hour slot for an interview when both Richard and the journalist are free. The students then act out the role-play and arrange a mutually convenient time for the interview. When the students have finished, review the correct interview time with the class.
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Interactive Version - In this interactive future continuous and future perfect breakout room activity, pairs of students take part in a telephone role-play where they arrange an interview with the businessman Richard Branson.

 

Future Perfect Practice

ESL Future Perfect Worksheet - Reading, Matching and Writing Activity - Intermediate (B1) - 30 minutes

This future perfect worksheet helps students learn how to make predictions about actions that will be completed in the future. Give each student a copy of the two-page worksheet. Read through the grammar explanation and examples with the class. Students begin by completing sentences with the future perfect form of the verbs in brackets. The students then match each sentence with a related meaning in a box. Next, students match future perfect sentences with suitable responses. After that, students complete sentences using the verbs in brackets in the future perfect tense. In the last exercise, students complete future perfect sentences with their own ideas. When the students have finished, review their sentences together as a class and provide feedback.
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Interactive Version - Here is a future perfect interactive worksheet to help teach students how to make predictions about expected completed actions in the future.

 

Shot in the Dark

ESL Future Continuous and Future Perfect Activity - Reading, Writing and Speaking - Intermediate (B1) - 30 minutes

In this free future perfect and future continuous activity, students make predictions about their classmates. Give each student a copy of the worksheet. Students begin by putting verbs in brackets in the future perfect or future continuous tense, according to the time expression in each sentence. After the answers have been checked, students write the name of a classmate at the beginning of each statement that they think the prediction will come true for, e.g. 'Craig will be living in a different place a year from now'. The students then go around the class asking and answering questions to find out if their sentences are true or are likely to become true, e.g. 'Craig, do you think you will be living in a different place a year from now?' The student who guesses the most correct sentences wins. When the students have finished, they share what they found out with the class.
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This time next year...

ESL Future Continuous and Future Perfect Worksheet - Writing and Speaking Activity - Intermediate (B1) - 30 minutes

In this printable future continuous and future perfect worksheet, students make predictions about what life will be like a year from now. Give each student a copy of the worksheet. The students then make predictions about what their lives will be like this time next year using the future perfect and future continuous. When the students have completed their predictions, divide them into groups of three or four. In their groups, the students talk about their predictions and discuss what their lives will be like a year from now. Finally, there is a class feedback session to find out the students' predictions.
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Interactive Version - In this future continuous and future perfect interactive worksheet, students do an exercise where they make predictions about themselves a year into the future.

 

When I'm really old

ESL Future Perfect and Future Continuous Worksheet - Reading and Writing Activity - Intermediate (B1) - 30 minutes

In this printable future continuous and future perfect worksheet, students use the two tenses to make predictions about when they are really old. Give each student a copy of the two-page worksheet. Working alone, students transform sentences into future continuous or future perfect Wh questions. Students also write which future tense is being used in each question. Next, students use the future continuous and future perfect to write two more questions that they would like to ask their future selves. After that, students complete predictions with the negative form of the future continuous or future perfect. In the last exercise, students imagine themselves when they are really old. The students make predictions about their life using the future continuous and future perfect by answering the questions from Exercise A and B. When the students have finished, have them read their predictions to the class and provide feedback.
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Interactive Version - In this future perfect and future continuous interactive worksheet, students complete a range of exercises where they make predictions about being old.

 

Future Perfect Continuous Review

ESL Future Perfect Continuous Worksheet - Reading and Writing Activity - Upper-intermediate (B2) - 25 minutes

In this future perfect continuous worksheet, students review the two uses of the future perfect continuous tense. Give each student a copy of the two-page worksheet. Students begin by reading how the future perfect continuous is used to show that something will continue up until a specified time in the future. The students then practice examples of this usage by matching future perfect continuous sentence halves together. Next, students complete sentences and questions with verbs in brackets in their future perfect continuous form. After that, students review how the future perfect continuous can also be used to show the cause of something in the future. Students then complete sentences to show the cause of something using the future perfect continuous tense. Finally, students answer future perfect continuous conversation questions. The students then ask and answer the questions with a partner.
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Interactive Version - In this future perfect continuous interactive worksheet, students work through a range of exercises to review how the future perfect continuous tense is used.

 
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