1. We use the future continuous to express an action in progress at a certain time in the future. The actual time isn’t always expressed though.
This time tomorrow we’ll be flying to Japan.
I hope your operation goes well. I’ll be thinking of you.
2. Another use of the future continuous is to talk about things we believe could be happening now.
Don’t phone her right now. She’ll be having lunch.
“Where’s Josh?” – “I think I saw him in the conference room. He’ll be getting his presentation ready.”
3. It is also used as a more polite or indirect way to ask about plans.
Will you be joining us for dinner tomorrow?
(At a hotel) How will you be paying, sir?
Add the correct form of the future continuous and scroll down for the answers.
- Have a great birthday. We __________ of you. (think)
- This time tomorrow George __________ his driving test. (take)
- You can have the computer this afternoon if you like. I __________ it. (not / use)
- The team’s plane _________ in Barcelona right about now. (land)
- A: “What __________ this time next year?” (you / do)
B: “I hope I __________ and __________ in Canada.” (live; work)
- I wouldn’t ring the boss right now. He __________ golf and you know how he hates to be interrupted. (play)
- Karen’s just phoned me. She __________ us for lunch tomorrow as she has to go to Milan. (not / join)
- _________ your parents when you’re in Istanbul? (you / visit)
1. ‘ll be thinking
2. will be taking
3. won’t be using
4. will be landing
5. will you be doing / ‘ll be living and working (there’s no need to repeat “I’ll be”)
6. ‘ll be playing
7. won’t be joining
8. will you be visiting
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