Apr 15, 2016

Death Becomes Her: WILL x Simple Present to Talk about Future Events

This film is a classic that talks about beauty, being young forever, and what people can do to look perfect. I used this interesting scene to show students that we may use WILL or the SIMPLE PRESENT to talk about the future.








The  simple present can be used to talk about talk about scheduled future events (things that happen according to a scheduled sequence of events). We also use the simple present tense to talk about events happening in the near future. 

"Will" often suggests that a speaker will do something voluntarily.  We also use "will" when we request that someone helps us or volunteers to do something for us. Similarly, we use "will not" or "won't" when we refuse to voluntarily do something.

   I. Complete the following sentences with either the simple present tense or future (will). Sometimes you can use both to express an idea about the future. Then watch the segment and check your answers.





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1. Tonight, while she is asleep, you _____________  (sneak) downstairs quietly and take one of each kind of wine glass from the shelter.

2. Then you __________________ (take)  this Narconol and lightly coat each glass.

3. Tomorrow I ___________________ (call) Madeline to say goodbye.

4. I_________________ (get) her to invite me for dinner.

5. You and I _______________ (work) together quickly. First, we _________________ (finish) dinner.

6. Then we _______________ (load)  her into the car and take her to the top of Mulholland Drive, call the police and report we have seen a drunk woman swerving close to the edge.

7. We ________________ (sit) her up in the driver's seat.

8. We ________________ (drop) the car into the gear, wedge her foot down on the accelerator, clamp her hand on the steering wheel, and send her on her way.


II. Talk to a partner:

1. What is your opinion about their plan? What are the chances of its working out?

2. What do you think might go wrong?

3. What would change to make their plan more effective.

4. What should happen to the couple if the police find out about their plan before it is put into practice?

5. What about if the police find out about their plan after the crime has been committed?


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MOVIE SEGMENT DOWNLOAD - DEATH BECOMES HER



Key:


1. Tonight, while she is asleep, you'll sneak downstairs quietly and take one of each kind of wine glass from the shelter.

2. Then you'll take this Narconol and lightly coat each glass.

3. Tomorrow I'll call Madeline to say goodbye.

4. I'll get her to invite me for dinner.

5. You and I work together quickly. First, we finish dinner.

6. Then we load her into the car and take her to the top of Mulholland Drive, call the police and report we have seen a drunk woman swerving close to the edge.

7. We'll sit her up in the driver's seat.

8. We drop the car into the gear, wedge her foot down on the accelerator, clamp her hand on the steering wheel, and send her on her way.

1 comment:

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