The Future Time can be expressed in the following ways:
1. with the Simple Present Tense + a future time adverb
a) for a definite or regular future arrangement
Ex: The next annual meeting is in July. (= will be held as usual)
b) for timetable data and event schedules
Ex: The train leaves at 6:30 tomorrow morning.
2. with the ‘will’ future (= Future Tense)
a) to express neutral or formal prediction
Ex: The drug will be put on the market as soon as it has been approved
by the FDA.
NOTE: Don’t use future tense after time conjunctions
(as soon as, when, till, after etc.)
b) to express a promise
Ex: You will hear from me again very soon.
3. with the Present Continuous Tense + a future time adverb
to talk about an arrangement
Ex: I am leaving for England next week.
4. with ‘to be going to’ to express
a) a decision (to be implemented in the near or distant future)
Ex: We’ve decided we are going to sell the house this summer.
b) the near future or impending problems
Ex: Look at those clouds! It is going to rain.
I fear we are going to run out of cash.
5. with ‘shall’
a) instead of “will” in formal English (1st person singular and plural!)
Ex: We shall (will) see what happens when he is told the truth.
b) for all persons (sg. & pl.) to express a promise
Ex: If you want a watch for Xmas, you shall have it. (“sollen”)
6. with the Future Continuous Tense
a) to describe a future activity (to express excitement)
Ex: This time next week I will be lying an a sunny beach.
b) to ask polite questions (to express interest rather than curiosity)
Ex: Which hotel will you be staying at in London, madam?
7. with the Future Perfect Tense for an action which is already
completed at a certain point of time in the future:
a) Simple (factual)
Ex: Next year we will have been married for ten years.
b) Continuous (stressing duration)
Ex: By the end of next month this film will have been running
for a whole year.