Future Simple Verb – Lesson 4



What is the Future Simple Verb?

This verb is a word that is used to describe something in the future.   Just simply add: ‘will‘  before the verb.   Use this verb to talk about a  future event.

Examples:  I will go there.    Or, if you want to make a decision:  I’ll pay /  I’ll go there.  Or, you can use it if you are willing (or unwilling) to do something: I’ll do the shopping  /  I won’t do the shopping.   Or, if you want to make a request:  will you marry me?

Shortened versions:   I will: I’ll  /  we will: we’ll   /  I will not: I won’t (negative)


Lesson 4

Theme for this lesson: United Nations Global Goal 15 – Life on Land

Vocabulary for the lesson:

Biodiversity………plant or animal life existing in its own environment (noun)

contribution……..to say or do something that will make it successful (noun)

Conservation……a project where something is protected (noun)

Protected…………..to make sure something is not harmed (verb)

Depends…………….a decision about something will have a good or a bad effect (verb)

Environment……this is all of the things in a person’s life such as: home, people and things that have an influence in their life (noun)


Please read this story:


In this story the United Nations website describes how the protection of forests (biodiversity) is one of the world’s priorities and is one of the UN’s global Goals.

Forests around the world need to be protected and one main reason for this is because the world depends on forests for human survival in terms of biodiversity and the fact that human life, animal life and plant life all have a part to play in the welfare of the planet.   Human beings won’t survive unless there are some huge changes.   And so, a new understanding from governments that the protection of human life is also about the protection of forests, animals and plants is necessary.

Also, governments will need to show more commitment to the current global crisis where biodiversity is an important factor.   One of the United Nations contributions to biodiversity has been the creation of a fund called ‘The Lion’s Share’.  Here advertisers pay a 5 percent contribution financially towards the conservation of wild animals.  The plan is that this money will be used as an aid towards the protection of animals.


Contributions for this story come from the United Nations Sustainable Development Website: Life on Land – why it mattersAlso: Global Goal 15 – Life on Land




Picture: New York Times.  The Amazon Rainforest is Burning


Final Task:

Finally for today’s lesson just simply read again the above story and make up your own sentences with either will or won’t.    Remember that will and won’t are used for the future if you want to go somewhere or make a decision: I will go there,  I will go to the cinema tomorrow.  I will eat tomorrow.  I won’t eat tomorrow.

End of Lesson


Next lesson:

The next lesson will be on Saturday 4th January 2020.  The lesson will be about the Past Continuous Verb and the theme will be about Global Goal 4 – Quality Education


Useful links: 

Global Goal 15 – Life on Land – Biodiversity

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