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2 curso – The Future Simple – I will do ……

We use this Future Tense in Spanish to talk about things we ‘will‘ do and not things we are definitely ‘going to’ do.

Again it is not too difficult and there are only a few irregular verbs. Click here for a good summary of how to form the Simple Future or check the rules in your book.

*** The important thing to remember is that with this tense you DO NOT remove the -AR, -ER or -IR from the Infinitive of the verb. You just add the endings to the infinitive. ***

Click the links below for some practice:

StudySpanish.com Future Tense

AprenderEspanol – Muchos ejercicios aqui

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2 Curso – The Immediate Future Tense

This is probably the easiest tense to learn and use in Spanish as you only need to know how to conjugate one verb ‘Ir’ and there are no irregulars.

Remember our 3 steps to forming the Immediate Futre:

Step 1: Conjugate the verb ‘Ir’ depending on WHO is doing the action

Voy             –               I am going …..
Vas              –              you are going ……
Va                –             He/she is going …….
Vamos       –            We are going …..
Vais            –            You (pl) are going ……
Van            –             They are going ……

Step 2: Add an ‘a’.

Step 3: Add the infinitive of the verb that is going to be done.

Voy a bailar     –     I am going to dance
Vas a comer      –   You are going to eat

*** Remember to learn the ‘Vocabulario’ on p.33 of Primer Paso 2 that goes with this tense ***

Click here to take a practice quiz.

YOU CAN PRACTICE WITH SOME VOCABULARY TO USE WITH THE FUTURE TENSE HERE

Another phrase that work this way is Pensar + infinitive

Pensar + infinitive – Pienso ir a España el verano que viene = I plan to visit Spain next summer. *** Note there is no need for the ‘a’ here. ***

El Futuro

Un tiempo verbal muy fácil a dominar y será muy importante cuando se trata de escribir ensayos.

Empieza aqui con este enlaces que explica bien cómo formar el future simple.

Ejercicio que os deja cambiar un verbo del pasado al futuro.

Ejercicio de Los Optimistas y Los Pesimistas

Las Ciudades del Futuro

5 Curso – The Immediate Future Tense

This is probably the easiest tense to learn and use in Spanish as you only need to know how to conjugate one verb ‘Ir’ and there are no irregulars.

Remember our 3 steps to forming the Immediate Futre:

Step 1: Conjugate the verb ‘Ir’ depending on WHO is doing the action

Voy             –               I am going …..
Vas              –              you are going ……
Va                –             He/she is going …….
Vamos       –            We are going …..
Vais            –            You (pl) are going ……
Van            –             They are going ……

Step 2: Add an ‘a’.

Step 3: Add the infinitive of the verb that is going to be done.

Voy a bailar     –     I am going to dance
Vas a comer      –   You are going to eat

Click here to take a practice quiz.

YOU CAN PRACTICE WITH SOME VOCABULARY TO USE WITH THE FUTURE TENSE HERE

And here you can practice a few Immediate Future phrases on Quizlet.

Similar Verbs to talk about future plans

Other verbs that work in a similar way are the following:

*** Note there is no need for the ‘a’ here. ***

Pensar + infinitive –  To plan + (to do something)
Pienso ir a España el verano que viene = I plan to visit Spain next summer. 

Esperar + infinitive – To hope + (to do something)
Esperamos ver un partido de Real Madrid – We hope to see a Real Madrid match.

The Future Tense

Click here to run through a series of exercises that will help you with the future tense. This set of exercises also includes a review of past tense verbs (those highlighted in bold text) so try and see if you can figure out what the sentences mean rather than just answering the questions. For another nice short review click here.

You can also speak of future intentions by using ‘Ir a + infinitive‘, for example ‘voy a visitar…‘ meaning ‘I am going to visit…’. All you need here is the present tense form of the irregular verb Ir (to go):

Voy                 –   I go
Vas                 –   You go
Va                   –   He/She goes
Vamos           –   We go
Vais               –    You (pl) go
Van                –    They go

Then add ‘a’ and whatever infinitive you like to talk about what you are ‘going to do’. 

Certain o ther phrases that work this way are as follows:

Pensar + infinitive – Pienso ir a España el verano que viene = I plan to visit Spain next summer. *** Note there is no need for the ‘a’ here. ***

Estar a punto deEstoy a punto de llegar – I am just about to arrive.

Tengo ganas deTenemos ganas de visitar unos amigos – We feel like visiting some friends.