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Friday, 19 April 2013

Future tenses: using will - grammar lesson 10

Level: pre-intermediate / A2

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Future: will questions
A reporter is asking an engineer about the world’s largest new offshore wind farm near the coast of Ireland. Use the words in brackets to write the questions (the first one is done for you).


REPORTER:  Where will the wind farm be                                                                 ?
                             (be / the wind farm / where / will)
ENGINEER:  It will be ten kilometres out at sea, south of Dublin.
REPORTER:                                                                                                                 ?
                             (will / to operate / the wind farm / when / start)
ENGINEER:  The first stage will start to produce power in four years.
REPORTER:                                                                                                                 ?
                             (will / they construct / how many / wind turbines)
ENGINEER:  There are plans to construct 200.
REPORTER:                                                                                                                 ?
                             (be / the wind turbines / will / how big)
ENGINEER:  Each rotor will be 104 metres long!.
REPORTER:                                                                                                                 ?
                             (be / the wind farm / to build / will / very expensive)
ENGINEER:  Yes, it will cost about £630 million.
REPORTER:                                                                                                                 ?
                             (electricity / it produce / how much / will)
ENGINEER:  Up to 520 megawatts – 10% of Ireland’s power.
REPORTER:                                                                                                                 ?
                             (there be / more offshore wind farms / will)
ENGINEER:  Yes, there will be many more in the future.

Adapted from New Headway Pre-intermediate OUP


Answers below!





ANSWERS!


REPORTER:  Where will the wind farm be?
                             (be / the wind farm / where / will)
ENGINEER:  It will be ten kilometres out at sea, south of Dublin.
REPORTER:  When will the wind farm start to operate?
                             (will / to operate / the wind farm / when / start)
ENGINEER:  The first stage will start to produce power in four years.
REPORTER:  How many wind turbines will they construct?
                             (will / they construct / how many / wind turbines)
ENGINEER:  There are plans to construct 200.
REPORTER:  How big will the wind turbines be?
                             (be / the wind turbines / will / how big)
ENGINEER:  Each rotor will be 104 metres long!.
REPORTER:  Will the wind farm be very expensive to build?
                             (be / the wind farm / to build / will / very expensive)
ENGINEER:  Yes, it will cost about £630 million.
REPORTER:  How much electricity will it produce?
                             (electricity / it produce / how much / will)
ENGINEER:  Up to 520 megawatts – 10% of Ireland’s power.
REPORTER:  Will there be more offshore wind farms?
                             (there be / more offshore wind farms / will)
ENGINEER:  Yes, there will be many more in the future.

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