Future Time Clauses ESL Worksheets and Games

Into the Future!

ESL Future Time Clauses Worksheet - Grammar Exercises: Matching, Identifying, Gap-fill, Unscrambling, Sentence Completion, Freer Practice - Pair Work - Intermediate (B1) - 30 minutes

This future time clauses worksheet helps students practice creating sentences with a variety of future time clauses. First, students read about future time clauses and look at examples. Next, students match sentence halves together and underline the future time clause in each sentence. After that, students complete each sentence with a time conjunction and a verb from a box, changing the verb forms as needed. Students then put words in order to create sentences with future time clauses. Following that, students complete sentences, choosing two verbs for each sentence and putting them in the correct form. Lastly, students complete future time clause sentences with their own endings and talk with a partner to compare their sentences to see if any of them are the same.
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When will it happen?

ESL Future Time Clauses Worksheet - Grammar Exercises: Identifying, Categorizing, Binary Choice, Error Correction, Rewriting Sentences from Prompts - Intermediate (B1) - 35 minutes

In this future time clauses worksheet, students practice using future time clauses to indicate when a future action will take place. First, students underline dependent clauses in sentences containing future time clauses and draw a box around the time words or phrases that introduce each clause. Next, students sort the sentences into categories according to when the independent clause will happen. After that, students choose the best time word or phrase to complete each sentence. Students then move on to correct errors in sentences containing future time clauses. Finally, students rewrite sentences with a future time clause that contains the words shown in brackets.
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When will you do it?

ESL Future Time Clauses Game - Grammar and Speaking: Battleships, Asking and Answering Questions from Prompts, Freer Practice - Pair Work - Intermediate (B1) - 30 minutes

In this free future time clauses game, students play Battleships by asking and answering questions that use future time clauses. Students begin by marking four ships on their grid. Students then take it in turns to choose a square on their partner's grid. However, instead of giving a grid reference, the student makes a yes/no question using the corresponding household chore and future time clause, e.g. 'Will you wash the dishes when you have time?' Their partner listens to the question, looks at their grid and answers according to whether it is a hit or miss. If it's a hit, their partner replies positively, e.g. 'Yes, I will.' If it's a miss, they reply negatively, e.g. 'I'm sorry, I can't'. The student then marks the square with a 'H' for hit or 'X' for miss. The first student to sink all their partner's ships wins the game.
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Before you can blink

ESL Future Time Clauses Game - Grammar: Matching, Forming Sentences from Prompts - Group Work - Upper-intermediate (B2) - 25 minutes

In this future time clauses game, students match future time clause idioms with their meanings and form sentences with the idioms. In groups, students take turns turning over one future time clause idiom card and one meaning card. If the future time clause idiom and meaning match, the student goes on to turn over an example sentence card. If a student turns over a three-card set that contains a future time clause idiom, its meaning, and a main clause that can be combined with the idiom to make an example sentence, the student reads out the example sentence combining the idiom, keeps the set and has another turn. If at any point a card doesn't match, the cards are turned back over, keeping them in the same place. Play continues until all 16 sets have been found. The student with the most sets of cards at the end of the game is the winner.
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Future Time Clause Idioms

ESL Future Time Clauses Worksheet - Grammar and Vocabulary Exercises: Gap-fill, Binary Choice, Matching - Upper-intermediate (B2) - 25 minutes

In this future time clauses worksheet, students learn future time clause idioms and practice using them in appropriate situations. First, students complete gaps in idioms containing future time clauses using the words provided. Students then underline the best time conjunctions to complete the sentences. Next, students match the idioms with their meanings. Finally, students write the idiom that best completes each conversation, changing the pronouns as necessary.
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