Discover Real English Grammar: Speaking about the Future
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Explore natural, native English so you can talk about the future with will, going to, the present continuous and more.
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Created by Sam Nattress
Last updated 8/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 3 Articles
  • 17 Supplemental Resources
  • 1 Practice Test
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand what native English speakers really mean when they use will, going to, the present continuous and more future forms
  • Choose between all the future forms so you can express your ideas with confidence and precision
  • Become your own guide and decide what to do in the course so you can understand more and learn faster
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Requirements
  • You are currently studying English at an Intermediate or Upper Intermediate level - CEFR: B1 or B2, Global Scale English 45-75, Cambridge PET or FCE exams, IELTS score from 4 to 6.5, TOEIC Listening/Reading minimum 275 points, TOEIC speaking/writing minimum 120 points
  • You can understand spoken English at an Intermediate level
  • You have already studied some of the future forms like the present continuous, will and going to
Description

How do you speak about the future in English? Maybe you already know a little about will, going to and the Present Continuous. But there are lots of other forms for talking about the future. With so many future forms to choose from, we have to ask two questions: 

  1. Why do native English speakers sometimes choose one future form and not another?

  2. How can you choose the best future form to explain the things you want to say?

You'll find the answers to these questions and so much more in this course. 

I'm Sam, and I'm a native British English speaker and experienced English as a Foreign Language Teacher. I've worked for many years in France and Italy teaching English to adults and teenagers. I have spent thousands of hours with students like you in the classroom. During this time, my students learnt English, and I learnt how to help them understand English. I saw that speaking about the future is often very difficult for students.  Sadly, some students didn't use the future forms like native English speakers; they didn't feel confident about their English and they worried about exams they needed to take.

Students studied and studied, reading grammar books and doing exercises. They learnt to chose between the present continuous and the going to form in the exercises, but when they spoke English they still didn't sound English. It was sad to see, but the books didn't give students a clear idea about how we really speak about the future in English and didn't help them understand why native English speakers choose them.

I decided to find a solution. When I shared the Secret for the Future Forms with my students they started to really understand the English they read and hear - now you can understand real, natural English too! And that's only the start, because when you can understand real English you can do two more things:

  • start to express your ideas using natural English when you speak and write
  • start to talk about the future with confidence

I've come to Udemy because I want to share these Secrets with you. I really want to help you understand the English you read and hear and talk about the future using natural English. 

I was a teacher in the classroom for thousands of students, so I know that every student is different. 

Every student knows different things at the start of the course, and every student will need help in different ways so they can understand; every student needs a personal course. So I will help you to make a personal decision about how to use the course, so you will learn faster and understand more - like a Super Student. Before the end of the course, you will be making your own decisions independently. 

There are lots of different resources in this course that you can choose to help you understand. Every student should start with the Start Points Practice Test, so you can see exactly what you understand at the start of the course. 

If you need to study the basic grammar of the future, you can use the Start Points Grammar Lectures. If you are ready to start learning the Secret of the Future Forms, you can follow the lectures. But they're not simple videos - your lectures are full of questions, so you are always active and thinking, and never passive and only listening. 

During the course you will also complete two unique and challenging assignments to really test your understanding. You will also complete a Super Student Diary to help you understand the things you are learning and why you are learning them. 
 
And if you ever have a problem, you can always ask for help in the Question and Answer section.

I know that learning English is a long process. So at the end of the course I will help you decide the best thing you can do after the course to continue learning about the future forms.  

So become a Super Student and explore the Secret of Future Forms - click the Enroll Now button and join me on this course so you can discover the Secret of Real English Grammar: Speaking about the Future. 

Who is the target audience?
  • You have already studied the future forms like going to, will and the present continuous, but still don't really understand written and spoken English about the future
  • You want to choose with confidence the best future form in a variety of situations
  • You need to understand how native English speakers talk about the future for work or exams like IELTS, Cambridge PET/FCE or TOEFL
  • You want to take control of your own learning and decide what is best for you when you are studying
Compare to Other English Grammar Courses
Curriculum For This Course
45 Lectures
01:51:48
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Find Your Start points
4 Lectures 17:00


Before you learn the Secret of Future Forms, you need to understand some essential ideas. Take the Start Points Practice Test to find out the ideas you understand now and the ideas you don't understand. 

There is no minimum score to pass. If you don't know an answer, don't worry! 

You can take all the time you need to complete the test. The 20 minute time limit is only a suggestion!

Start Points Practice Test
17 questions


Your Super Student Diary
02:28
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Secret of the Future Forms Part 1 - The Conversation
8 Lectures 15:31
A Question for You
03:09

The Conversation Questions
01:45

The Conversation
00:56

After The Conversation, Decide Your Next Step
02:53

The Conversation Answers
01:27


After Finding Future Forms, Decide Your Next Step
03:02

The End of Section 2 - Help for You, Help for Other Students
00:44
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Secret of the Future Forms Part 2 - Understanding the Secret
7 Lectures 15:54
Introduction to the Secret
03:10

Analysing the Conversation Part 1
02:34

Analysing the Conversation Part 2
03:56

Analysing the Conversation Part 3
03:21

After the Conversation Analysis, Decide Your Next Step
01:12

Think like a Super Student - what are you doing, and why? Here you are going to use the conversation to create a graph which shows the different levels of certainty Red and Blue have during the conversation. This will check you understand the Secret of the Future Forms.
Create a Certainty Graph
1 question

After the Certainty Graph, Decide Your Next Step
00:58

The End of Section 3 - Help for You, Help for Other Students
00:43
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Combining The Start Points Grammar and The Secret of Future Forms
6 Lectures 18:38
Start Points and The Secret Introduction
01:09

Start Points and The Secret Part 1 - The Present Simple
02:42

Start Points and The Secret Part 2 - The Present Continuous
02:35

Start Points and The Secret Part 3 - Going to
02:00

Start Points and The Secret Part 4 - Will
02:10

Start to Use the Start Points and Secrets Together
08:02

Start this assignment like a Super Student. What are you doing? In this assignment, you will write a conversation. Why? So you can practice choosing future forms where the level of certainty you have matches the future form you choose. And it should all sound like real, natural English!
Writing a Conversation About the Future
1 question
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After the Course
2 Lectures 05:33
Decide Your Next Step For After The Course
03:17

One more Q&A and Help Other Students
02:16
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Things to Help
18 Lectures 25:41
The Secret of Future Forms - A Short Summary
01:44

Start Points Grammar - Names and Forms - Introduction
00:46

Start Points Grammar - Names and Forms - The Present Simple
01:36

Start Points Grammar - Names and Forms - The Present Continuous
01:20

Start Points Grammar - Names and Forms - Going to
01:07

Start Points Grammar - Names and Forms - Will
01:24

Start Points Grammar - Names and Forms - The Modals
02:07

Start Points Grammar - After the Names and Forms Lectures
00:27



Start Points Grammar - Meanings - The Present Continuous
01:38

Start Points Grammar - Meanings - Going to
02:43

Start Points Grammar - Meanings - Will
01:14

Start Points Grammar - Meanings - The Modals
04:52

Start Points Grammar - After the Meanings Lectures
00:30

The Conversation Transcript
00:49

The Decide Your Next Step Guide
00:04

Future Forms in The Conversation
01:02
About the Instructor
Sam Nattress
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English Language Teacher

Hello! I'm Sam and I'm a native English speaker - I was born and grew up in the south of England. At school I always loved to study foreign languages and after school I went to the University of Cambridge where I studied French and Italian. Learning to speak French and Italian was an adventure: difficult, fun, embarassing, mind-blowing - and, in the end, very satisfying. 

Even before I finished university I started travelling and teaching English as a foreign language. Now I'm a fully qualified English as a Foreign Language Teacher with 6 years experience. I've helped teenagers and adults develop their English in France, Italy and the UK. I've worked in secondary schools, private language colleges and a university. And now I'm using Udemy so I can help even more students explore and discover English. 

My language adventure has given me confidence, opportunities and a new perspective on myself and the world. I really hope that now I can help all my students on their language adventure so that they can have the same amazing feelings too.