Future Continuous Verb – lesson 6



What is the Future Continuous Verb?

If you want to talk about an event that will happen some time in the future just simply add ‘will be’ + verb with ‘ing’  (present participle).  Examples: I will be watching / I will be staying / you will be seeing / I will be seeing.  Negative: I won’t be staying / they won’t be staying.  Questions: Will they be staying? Will you be staying?

You can add ‘still’ if you want to include now as well as the future.  Just simply add: ‘still’.   Example: next week he’ll still be suffering from the cold

Notes:  don’t forget to use shortened versions of ‘I will’: I’ll  /  ‘I will not’: I won’t

I will not be: I won’t be / I will be: I’ll be / I will still be: I’ll still be / he will be: he’ll be / they will be: they’ll be


Lesson 6

Theme for the lesson: Global Goal 14 – Life Below Water


Vocabulary for the lesson:

Habitable…….a place that is suitable to live in (adjective)

Resource………money or a useful item that belongs to somebody or to an organisation (verb)

Sustainable….something that can be kept going and able to exist over a period of time (adjective)

Resourced……provided with money or equipment (adjective)

Overfishing…when too many of the same species of fish are caught within one part of the sea (noun)

Pollution………poisonous substances or waste which are in the air and in water (noun)

Eliminate……..To take something away or to end it (verb)



Please read this story:


This story is a brief look at how the world’s oceans have not been protected and how the oceans are needed by human beings for their survival

Over the last few decades the oceans of the world have been badly effected by lack of management and bad practice.  It is a fact that the world is dependant on the oceans for its continued existence.  The oceans filter a lot of our carbon footprint as well as providing billions of people with both a food supply and also a means of making a living in the fishing industries.  Overfishing has meant that local fisheries have lost a lot of their resources and the sea has become a dumping ground.

A lot of the world’s waste, mostly plastics have been dumped in to the sea and as a result caused terrible damage to the biodiversity of the planet.  This in turn has had an effect on global warming.   In terms of biodiversity and the plants, microbes, animals that are a part of it, the planet is suffering.  In the future, if there is not any positive change the planet will still be suffering.

After reading the article on the UN Global Goals Website, in the future I will be trying to help by reducing the amount of plastic that I bring into my home but won’t be eliminating good habits.


The above story is a summary of two article on the United Nations Global Goals development website for Global Goal 14 – Life Below Water and Life Below Water – Why it Matters



Final task:

Look again at basic verbs ending with ‘ing’: suffering / trying.  Then with your friends see if you can create some future sentences with: I will be / I won’t be / I will still be.  Or, if you are a beginner try to learn the meaning of: will or won’tTry to learn the verbs (future continuous verbs) in the context of the story.  


End of Lesson


Next lesson:

The next lesson (lesson 7) will be on Saturday 18th January 2020.  The lesson will be on the Present Perfect Verb and the theme will be about Global Goal 2 – Zero Hunger


Useful links: 

In this Video from the Global Goals Sustainable Development Website, Wu Hongbo, Secretary General of the Oceans Conference, talks about the pollution of the oceans: Turning the Tide

Global Goal 14 – Global Goal 14 – Life Below Water

Global Goal 14 – Life Below Water – Why it Matters

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What are the Sustainable Development Goals?