Expressions of Future (Mini)

Number 18 of 71 in B2 - UPPER-INTERMEDIATE

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Expressions of Future.

Be + likely/due/about/bound to + infinitive

 

It’s likely to rain tomorrow. 90% probability, according to the weather forecast.

Coldplay are due to play in Barcelona this summer. I´ve already got the tickets!

I was about to call you, but then my mum rang.

We are bound to see a lot of changes in the weather in the next 20 years.

 

1. It is inevitable (your opinion)=

2. It has been planned and is going to happen (previsto que…)=

3. Probable=

4. The moment just before deciding (a punto de)=

 

 (1.bound to  2.due to  3.likely to  4.about to)

 

Now choose the best option (with ‘BE’)

  1. He’s got the best marks at Oxford, his Dad is Managing Director of a Multinational firm- He ………………………………………… get a good job.
  2. Desperate, they …………………………………………………………….. call the police when they saw their little boy in the park, playing with the ducks!
  3. The President ………………………………………………… give a campaign speech, but the event was called off (=cancelled) three days before because of a terrorist threat.
  4. My team are 7 points ahead at the top of the second division. With two months to go, they ……………………………………………. get promotion to the Premier!

 

(1.is bound to 2.were about to 3.was due to 4.are likely to)
level.