Use Future Perfect (will have done) to talk about something that will be completed by (not later than) a certain time in the future. When we use this structure, we think of a future time and look back from that future time to say something will be complete. Examples: I’ll have finished dinner by 8.00. “I’ll phone you at 11.00”. ~ “No, I’ll have gone to bed by then”. I’ll have worked here for a year next September. They will have been married for 25 years. We’re late, I expect the film will have already started by the time we get to the cinema.
Task 1. Write the verbs in the Future Continuous.
1). I (see) him tomorrow. 2). He (not to come) to see us tomorrow evening. 3). What you (do) if I come at eight? 4). He (wait) for you at seven in the evening. 5). They (have dinner) at that time. 6). We (discuss) this question tomorrow morning. 7). They (pack) tomorrow. 8). I (meet) my old friends in Vyatka soon. 9). I (talk) my friends out to dinner tomorrow night. 10). We (reach) the station in fifteen minutes’ time. 11). The boat (sail) tomorrow. 12). What you (do) at three o’clock tomorrow? 13). You (hurry) home after classes? 14). What time we (meet) tomorrow? 15). Do you know when you (take) your English exam this year? 16). Where you (go) for your holidays? 17). I (see) the Smiths tomorrow afternoon.
Task 2. Write the verbs in the Future Continuous.
1). As your leader I’ll tell you about our future excursions. We … by tram at nine in the morning and coming back at about seven (A. shall be leaving. B. shall leave. C. shall have been leaving). 2). What … you … at 4.30 tomorrow afternoon? (A. would … do. B. were … do. C. will … be doing). 3). Probably, I … my friends at this time (A. shall have visited. B. shall be visiting. C. have visited). 4). Now I … how industry cooperates with the natural environment (A. shall be illustrating. B. would be illustrating. C. will have illustrated).
Task 3. Future Continuous or Future Simple?
1). This time tomorrow they (sit) in the train on their way to Chicago (A. will sit. B. will be sitting). 2). I (be) at home if you need anything (A. will be. B. will being). 3). Don’t phone William from 5 to 6 – he (have) English (A. will have. B. will be having). 4). Why are you in a hurry? If you arrive at 8 o’clock, they (still cook) the meal (A. will still cook. B. will still be cooking). 5). He (come) at eight in the evening (A. will come. B. will be coming). 6). … you (have lunch) with me on Friday? (A. Will you have lunch. B. Will you be having lunch). 7). “I’m not sure I’ll recognize Eve. I haven’t seen her for ages”. “She (wear) a dark blue pullover and jeans (A. will wear. B. will be wearing).
Task 4. Put the verbs in the correct form.
1). I (finish) my work by the time you come. 2). You (take) all your exams by the end of January? 3). I (read) the book by the time you come back. 4). He (do) this work by the end of the month. 5). You (finish) reading the book by tomorrow? 6). He (not to finish) this article by three o’clock. 7). I (finish) translating this article by the time she comes back. 8). I (complete) this translation by the time you come.
Task 5. Future Perfect or Future Simple?
1). Julia (finish) all the housework by three o’clock and we’ll go for a walk (A. will finish. B. will have finished). 2). I promise I (get) in touch with you if I need your help (A. will get. B. will have got). 3). We are going to buy a car. By the end of next month our family (save) money for it (A. will save. B. will have saved). 4). The workers say that they (build up) a district by the beginning of 2000 (A. will build up. B. will have built up). 5). He probably never (be) patient (A. will probably never be. B. will probably never have been). 6). She (have) lunch by the time we arrive (A. will have. B. will have had). 7). If you think it over, you (see) that I’m right (A. will see. B. will have seen).
Task 6. Future Perfect, Future Simple or Future Continuous?
1). He (sleep) when you come back tonight (A. will sleep. B. will be sleeping). 2). By the time I come they (go) (A. will go. B. will have gone). 3). “It is snowing heavily. Have you listened to the weather forecast for tomorrow?” “I hope it (stop) snowing by tomorrow morning” (A. will stop. B. will be stopping. C. will have stopped). 4). My sister (know) the result of her exam on economy in three days (A. will know. B. will have known. C. will be knowing). 5). “Let’s meet at the station at 5 o’clock”. “OK, I (wait) for you there (A. will wait. B. will be waiting. C. will have waited). 6). The work of the scientist (achieve) the proper acclaim (A. will achieve. B. will have achieved).