ESL Practice Questions – Future Progressive Tense – Arctic Balloon Expedition – Part 5

Kvitoya IslandWe will try to give you some grammar practice questions that don’t make you shudder! If you find learning about the future progressive tense difficult, you are not alone; we will make our explanation as understandable and interesting as possible! When we taught this tense, our Czech students asked, “Do people really talk that way?”

Click below to watch this video and find out what happened to Andrée, Frænkel and Strindberg after they crashed into Kvitoya Island in the Arctic Ocean.

There are two ways of expressing the future progressive tense.

1) Andrée, Frænkel and Strindberg will be building a shelter.

2) Andrée, Frænkel and Strindberg are going to be building a shelter. (This is used to make a prediction.)

Relax! For everyday speech you can use either one!

Choose the sentence that uses either form of the

future progressive tense.

1.   a) Andrée, Frænkel and Strindberg build a shelter.

b) Andrée, Frænkel and Strindberg will be building a shelter.

c) Andrée, Frænkel and Strindberg built a shelter.

 

2.   a) The explorer’s families will not be hearing news of them for thirty-three years.

b) The explorer’s families didn’t hear news of them for thirty-three years.

c) The explorer’s families haven’t heard news of them for thirty-three years.

 

answers future progressive tense

3.   a) It’s thirty-three years later; the world is going to hear about the explorers.

b) It’s thirty-three years later; the world hears about the explorers.

c) It’s thirty-three years later; the world has just heard about the explorers.

 

4.   a) Thirty-three years later some sailors go onto the island.

b) Thirty-three years later some sailors will be going onto the island.

c) Thirty-three years later some sailors went onto the island.

 

5.   a) The sailors are going to find Anna’s locket with Nil’s things.

b) The sailors found Anna’s locket with Nil’s things.

c) The sailors find Anna’s locket with Nil’s things.

Put the verbs in brackets into the future progressive tense.

Then check your answers.

 The three explorers (to build) ______________________ / _________________

a shelter onKvitoyaIsland. They are hopeful that they (to survive) _________________

the winter. However, no one hears of them for thirty-three years. After all that time, a

Norwegian ship (to land) ______________________ on the island.

 

As the crew of the Norwegian ship look around the island (to identify)

_______________ / _________________ the two skeletons by the names on their

clothing. As soon as the bodies are returned to Sweden, the people (to celebrate)

___________________  / ______________________ the three men as heroes.

Many of Nils Strindberg’s photographs survived the Arctic cold. People around the world

(to view) __________________/ __________________ them for decades to come.

Note: These two forms are usually interchangeable. Their use will become automatic as you gain more practice.

This article reviews the future progressive tense and provides practice questions for students. A video of Andrée, Frænkel and Strindberg’s adventures is provided to add interest to an otherwise dull subject.

 

About Daisy & George Stocker

Successful ESL was created out of our first company, Learning English With Laughter which began in 1990 when we, George and Daisy Stocker, traveled to the historic city of Karlovy Vary in Czechoslovakia, to teach English in a private language school. Communism was over and the people were embarking along the road to democracy. There were hundreds of students eager to learn the English Language, but suitable textbooks were non-existent. Consequently, we wrote as we taught, making countless revisions as we listened to the students' special needs. Upon returning to our home in Victoria, Canada, we have adapted the Teen-adult Series to meet the cultural needs of students in a number of different countries. A variety of adaptations have been achieved through contacts with many countries. Thousands of students have encouraged us to use a conversational approach to English that stresses communication in a variety of everyday situations. See our facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Successful-ESL-Ltd/322661351104350
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One Response to ESL Practice Questions – Future Progressive Tense – Arctic Balloon Expedition – Part 5

  1. I was looking for this. Thanks a lot.

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