ESL Conversation Questions About the Future

Instructor: Jesse Richter

Jesse holds two masters, a doctorate and has 15 years of academic experience in areas of education, linguistics, business and science across five continents.

Are you looking for some fun ways to teach future verb tenses and critical thinking skills? This lesson provides conversation question ideas about the future for ESL students. These can be implemented in pairs, groups or whole group classroom settings.

Let's Talk About the Future!

Discussion topics about the future help students practice important grammar structures and also encourage critical thinking skills such as planning, examining cause and effect relationships, and practicing time management. Talking about the future is also a fun way to be creative and encourage students to explore all of life's endless possibilities!

Preliminary Considerations


Let's examine the image above; notice the vocabulary and grammar structures used for talking about things in the future. It may be helpful to brainstorm a list of these terms and others for classroom integration. For implementation, you might get students involved by helping to prepare worksheets, color coded cards, etc.

ESL Conversation Questions: The Future

Here are some ready-to-go questions that may easily be modified according to your teaching objectives and student needs:

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