Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: Season 4 – Episode 68 – Grammar – Future Passive

Welcome back, everyone! Here’s a prelude to our IELTS Writing (maps) introduction in couple day’s time — podcast, which will also be in video form (and is right now if you would like to check) on YouTube. Here’s a great way that you can break it down.

The passive is used when the object receiving the action is more important than whoever is doing the action. The future passive (will + be + past participle) is used to describe events that have not happened yet.

Some people will construct a bridge.

People will not cut down trees in the park.

A bridge will be constructed.

Trees in the park will not be cut down.

In these examples, we don’t know who will be constructing the bridge or cutting the trees. What is important is the bridge and the trees.

Complete the sentences with the future passive of the verbs in the parentheses.

  1. Under the proposal, the existing swamp area (reduce) _________________.
  2. The remove of the swamps means a lot of mosquitos (kill) ___________.
  3. When the mosquitos are gone, houses for the workers (build) ___________________.
  4. Schedules for the works (not / plan) __________________ until they arrive.
  5. The mountains (demolish) _____________________to make room for roads.
  6. It has been decided that the bridge (not/replace) ____________________.

Rewrite the following sentences with the future passive.

  1. Some people will remodel our kitchen next year. // Our kitchen will be remodeled next year.
  2. They will construct a new lock for the canal this month.
  3. The director will not sign the contract before the meeting.
  4. We will find additional funding.
  5. Workers will clear the land.
  6. They Will not change ships more than 1k USD to use the canal.
  7. We will hire 400 more sales reps.

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