Predictions Worksheet

Before you practice using this worksheet, be sure to review the article on making predictions about the future in English on our website.

Exercise A

Choose the correct answer to make a prediction about the picture.

1.

Mike is running faster than the other racers.

a) He will to win.
b) He is going to win.
c) He is going win.
d) He will winning.

2.

Chris has to make a big decision.

a) I think he will ask for advice.
b) I think he is going ask for advice.
c) I think he will to ask for advice.
d) I think he will asks for advice.

3.

Richard's parents gave him a big present.

a) I know he is going say thank you.
b) I know he is saying thank you.
c) I know he will says thank you.
d) I know he is going to say thank you.

4.

Paul received a special card.

a) He will to find out who it is from.
b) He will find out who it is from.
c) He is finding out who it is from.
d) He is going finding out who it is from.

5.

The other people at the beach do not know Tom is wearing a fake shark fin.

a) They is going to be very scared!
b) They will to be very scared!
c) They are going to be very scared!
d) They are going be very scared!

6.

Paula is very good at riding a unicycle.

a) She is not falling.
b) She will not fall.
c) She is going not to fall.
d) She not will fall.

7.

Adrienne practices a lot every day.

a) She will win the competition.
b) She going to win the competition.
c) She wills win the competition.
d) She is going win the competition.

8.

The kids are playing rock, paper, scissors.

a) They are going to play for a long time.
b) They is going to play for a long time.
c) They will to play for a long time.
d) They wills play for a long time.

9.

Yolanda has a big piece of candy.

a) She will not to eat it all alone.
b) She not will eat it all alone.
c) She will not eat it all alone.
d) She to will not eat it all alone.

10.

Erin really likes mathematics.

a) Her teacher thinks she will be an accountant someday.
b) Her teacher thinks she will being an accountant someday.
c) Her teacher thinks she is being an accountant someday.
d) Her teacher thinks she is going be an accountant someday.

Exercise B

Match the predictions below with each situation.

a) The neighbors are going to hear him!
b) I am sure he will solve the problem.
c) He is going to show it to his parents at home.
d) We will learn a lot by talking to her.
e) She is going to feel tired all day.
f) He is going to win the race.
g) In a few years, it will be taller than he is!
h) He will have fun playing today, anyway.
i) He will feel healthier soon.
j) He is going to share them with his friends.

1.

Ian is the best runner on our team.

2.

Wally is thinking about the correct answer.

3.

Eric won a special prize at school.

4.

Dean is getting more exercise.

5.

Gabby knows a lot about history.

6.

He is singing very loudly.

7.

Larry has too many apples to eat alone.

8.

Ned is not very good at bowling.

9.

Ben is planting a tree.

10.

Virginia did not sleep well last night.

Exercise C

Write a prediction for the situation. Use the verb in parentheses.

1.

Greg is preparing a barbecue. He expects everyone to enjoy the food. (enjoy)

He says: ______________________________________

2.

Andrew is a good pitcher. He thinks the batter might miss the ball. (miss)

He says: ______________________________________

3.

Emily is brushing her teeth. She expects to go to bed in five minutes. (go)

She says: ______________________________________

4.

Benjamin is studying electricity. He thinks he might make a great discovery. (make)

He says: ______________________________________

5.

Ryan is practicing for his concert. He expects to play well at the concert. (play)

He says: ______________________________________

6.

Fred is taking care of his son today. He expects the baby to enjoy the time with him. (enjoy)

He says: ______________________________________

7.

Helen usually wins when she plays cards with her friends. She expects to win today. (win)

She says: ______________________________________ 

8.

My dog loves playing outside. I expect him to have lots of fun this afternoon. (have)

I say: ______________________________________

9.

We will take a tour of the castle this afternoon. We expect to learn a lot. (learn)

We say: ______________________________________

10.

The waitress thinks the cake is excellent. She expects you to love it. (love)

She says: ______________________________________

 

See also Talking about the Future in English: a series of illustrated stories and exercises to practice expressing the future in English.