Simple future: how do we REALLY talk about the future in English?

Will, be going to, present continuous, present simple, future perfect, future continuous, modals – there are a number of different ways to talk about the future in English. In this session, Malcolm Mann looks at how future time has traditionally been presented in course books and grammar books, and explores how helpful that approach is for our students. He then looks at the role formality, emphasis and sentence structure play in determining how we can and should talk about future situations.