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Write these sentences, putting the verbs into the future simple.

1 I'm sure he (not be) late.

I'm sure he won't be late.

2 (I open) the window for you?

Shall I open the window for you?

3 How long (the journey take?)

4 1 suppose (she be) in London next week.

5 John (phone) your office for you.

6 (There be) a lot of people at the meeting?

7 What time (the race start?)

8 He (never agree) to your idea.

9 You (never see) your money again.

10 What's the matter? (I phone) the doctor?

11 Don't worry. I (pay) for the damage to your car.

12 (You be) at home tomorrow?

13 The company (not give) you an extra day's holiday.

14 Don't touch that! You (hurt) yourself!

15 There (not be) any newspapers tomorrow.

CONTRAST - going to-future plan, and will- sudden decision:

• In conversation, going to is often used to indicate a future plan that has been

made before the time of speaking:

I'm goingto see Pat tomorrow - we arranged it this morning.

* Willis often used to indicate a sudden decision, made at the time of speaking:

How can we get to the airport? I know! I'll borrowSue's car!

2. Write the correct form of going to or will to complete the dialogue:

LAURA: What are you doing this weekend, Jan?

TANYA: I ..'m going to see (see) a new play tomorrow at the Royal Court Theatre - 'Day of the Flood'.

LAURA: Have you got the tickets yet?

TANYA: NO, I … (get) them this afternoon, actually. Would you like to come?

LAURA: Oh, thank you, that would be nice.

TANYA: OK, I … (get) you a ticket too.

LAURA: Great ... what time does it start?

TANYA: Eight o'clock, but we … (all meet) in the Green Cafe at 7.15 ...

LAURA:OK, I … (meet) you in the cafe, but, er ... I … (be) there about half-past seven.

TANYA: That's fine.

LAURA: Oh, one other thing ... I've got no money at the moment ... I … (pay) for the ticket on Saturday. Is that OK?

TANYA: Yes, that's OK, no problem.

LAURA: … (you eat) in the cafe, or just have a cup of coffee?

TANYA: Just a coffee I think ...

LAURA: Look, … (we go) to a restaurant after the show? I know a very good Chinese restaurant ...

TANYA: That's a good idea - I … (phone) the others and see if they want to come too.

LAURA: Good, and then I … (book) a table ...

Great! I … (see) you tomorrow.


3. Complete these sentences with the correct tense (will or going to):

1 That bag’s too heavy for you. I ____________________ carry it.

2 I’ve decided I ____________________ be an engineer.

3 Well, goodbye then. I ____________________ see you at eight o’clock outside the café.

4 I can’t decide what to have. I know! I ____________________ have a burger and chips.

5 Monday is 16 October so that means Tuesday ____________________ be 17 October.

6 Owen is outside the penalty area and he ____________________ to score!

7 I ____________________ feed the cat while you are away.

8 I’d like to come with you but tonight I ____________________ see my aunt.

9 Look at the bridge shaking – it ____________________ collapse!

10 I’m tired. I think I ____________________ have a bath and go to bed.


Reported speech

There are two ways of reporting what a person says:

Direct speech

He said, 'I'm going home.'

'I'm going home,' he said.

Indirect speech

He says he's going home.

He said he was going home.



Writing direct speech

She said, 'My name's Stella.

'My name's Stella,' she said.

• Direct speech reports the exact words the speaker says. Put quotation marks

('...') before and after the speaker's statement.



The speaker's statement always starts with a capital letter.

she said can go heforc or after the statement, but is separated from it by a comma (J.

Commas and full stops after the statement go inside the quotation marks.

Question marks go inside the quotation marks.

Question marks are not followed by a comma: are you?' she said.


1.Write the sentences below using direct speech. Write each sentence twice, putting she said, he said, etc. before and after the statement.


1.Don't be late home.

My parents said. 'Don't be late home.

'Don't be late home,' my parents said.

2.I'd like to go out tonight. He said, I'd like to go out tonight.

I'd like to go out tonight,' he said.

3.Read this book before next week. The teacher

4.Go home and stay in bed. The doctor

5. We're coming to visit you on Sunday. Ruth

6. The courses cost £100 per week. The receptionist

7. We had a lovely time. They

8. I want to come with you. Danny

9. You're on the wrong train. The ticket inspector ...

10. Can you answer the door? My grandmother



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