The future tense

The future tense

Learning Objectives 

  • Be able to use most verbs in the indicative future tense
  • Be able to talk about future routines and plans
  • Learn how to use prepositions with geographical names
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Key Words & Phrases

  • Je veux + infinitive
  • Je voudrais + infinitive
  • J’espère + infinitive
  • J’ai l’intention de + infinitive

Learn

Future tense

Future tense

Talking about the future

Routine in the future

prepositions and places

BBC Bitesize: Talking about the future

Cliffsnotes: The future tense

Collins Dictionary: the future tense

Lawless French: prepositions with geographical names

Watch

You Learn French: conjugating the future tense

Learn French with Alexa: Irregular verbs in the future tense

Français avec Pierre: Simple future or near future?

Learn French with Vincent: prepositions with countries and cities

Read

Lawless French: Future tense

Prêt à parler: Making plans for the future

Lingolia: Future tense

French Learner: geographical prepositions

Practice

BBC Bitesize: practice near future and simple future

Learn French with Alexa: practice simple future with irregular verbs

Tex’s French Grammar: practice simple future

Conjuguemos: practice simple future

To learn French: practice prepositions with geographical names

Using one of the recommended resources to get writing feedback, respond to the prompt below. 

  • Your pen pal Antoine sent you a message where he talks about his ideal holiday and asks about yours (“tes vacances de rêve” literally means “the holidays of your dreams”). Describe your perfect holiday using the indicative future.
  • Salut !

J’espère que tu vas bien. Moi, ça va super bien ! Je rêve de mes prochaines vacances. Je voudrais pouvoir aller en Inde. Je commencerai par aller à Agra. Je visiterai le Taj Mahal. J’irai ensuite à Mumbai et à New Delhi. Je mangerai des spécialités indiennes, et j’essaierai des costumes traditionnels. Il fera beau et chaud. 

Et toi, quelles sont tes vacances de rêve ?

A bientôt,

Antoine

Using one of the platforms for finding a tutor or language exchange partner, practice the speaking activities below. 

Partner Speaking Exercise:

Ask questions to your partner about the future (e.g: what will they do in five years, where will they live, will they travel, will they have a job…), then ask your partner to ask you similar questions, and answer them using the future tense.

Independent Speaking Exercise:

  • Imagine an ideal future routine and describe it, using the indicative future. If you’d rather not have a routine in the future, use your current routine and describe it using the future tense!

Example: Je jouerai aux jeux vidéos toute la nuit et dormirai toute la journée.

You can find instructions and a download link in our flashcards module

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