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Welcome to the free learner resources based around the London 2012 Games made by the British Council.
You can practise your English as you learn about the London 2012 Games and the Olympic and Paralympic history, learn all about Olympic and Paralympic sports, and values. Play games, watch videos, read articles, and do interactive exercises.
In English, there are many ways of expressing future time. One of the most common is using the modal auxiliary verb “will”. This page will explain the main meanings of “will” and show you how to form the future with “will”.
1. Using “will” with verbs
“Will”, like all modal verbs in English, does not change its form, and it is followed by the simple form of the main verb. “Will” is NOT usually used in first person questions. Note also that willis often shortened to ’ll. This diagram should make the situation clearer:
|I||I will stop smoking.|
I’ll stop smoking.
|[not usually used]|
|You||You will stop smoking.|
You’ll stop smoking.
|Will you stop smoking?|
|He||He will stop smoking.|
He’ll stop smoking.
|Will he stop smoking?|
|She||She will stop smoking.|
She’ll stop smoking.
|Will she stop smoking?|
|It||It will be hard to stop.|
It’ll be hard to stop.
|Will it be hard to stop?|
|We||We will stop smoking.|
We’ll stop smoking.
|[not usually used]|
|They||They will stop smoking.|
They’ll stop smoking.
|Will they stop smoking?|
Negatives are formed with “will not” or “won’t”:
2. The meaning of “will” future forms
“Will” is usually used in three situations:
|Volunteering to do something||“Will someone open the window for me?”|
“I’ll do it!”
|Deciding to do something||“I’ve made up my mind. I’ll go to Whistler for my vacation.”|
|Forcing someone to do something.||“Dad, I don’t want to clean my room!”|
“You’ll do it, and you’ll do it NOW!”
“Will” is NOT usually used for fixed plans or scheduled events.
Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. The last R, recycling, tends to get all the credit. Reducing and Reusing, however, are even more important. If you can reduce the materials you consume you will not only create less waste, you also won’t need to worry about what to do with all the things that you buy when you are done with them. Reuse is a great way to make the most of the things that you do buy. Once you no longer need or want something, pass it on! One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Buying or trading vintage, refurbished and used items is a fun way to get cool stuff while preventing pollution and saving the earth’s precious resources.
You can recycle up to 84% of your trash simply by taking it out of the rubbish bin and putting it in the recycling bin. Items made from recycled materials take far less energy and create only a fraction of the pollution to produce than items made from brand new materials. And of course, imagine the natural resources that are saved!
Here are some great ways to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle:
– Buy only what you need and use all of what you buy.
– Avoid buying things that use excessive packaging and buy in bulk.
– Buy durable things that will last a long time
– When things break, see if they can be fixed before throwing them away.
– Wash and reuse plastic cups, utensils and bags.
– Precycle by buying products whose packaging can be recycled
– And always bring your own bag! If you are just buying a few things just carry them in your hands.
– Complete the cycle and buy products made from recycled materials. When you buy products made from post-consumer recycled materials you are helping to reduce carbon emissions and saving resources.