2019 – How to talk about the future

Happy New Year! 🙂

I hope that you all enjoyed your New Year’s Eve celebrations!

Now that 2019 has started, have you made any New Year’s resolutions, plans or predictions? Do you know how to say these in English? Well, hopefully this week’s blog post will help you…


‘Will’ for Predictions

Firstly, if you want to make any predictions about the year ahead, you should use ‘will’.

Making a prediction means saying what you think will happen in the future.

For example:

“I think that Manchester United will win the Premier League this year.”

“I doubt I‘ll get a pay rise this year.”

Now you try:

Write down four predictions for 2019 about anything you like – your life, your friends/family members’ lives, your favourite sport, the world in general…



‘Going to’ for Plans or Goals

Secondly, if you want to talk about your plans, goals or intentions for 2019, you should use ‘going to’.

This is the most common way of talking about your New Year’s Resolutions.

For example:

“I’m going to lose weight this year.”

“I’m not going to be late for anything this year.”

Now you try:

Write down your four main resolutions for 2019… what would you like to achieve this year? What would you like to change about yourself?

I hope that you have some interesting predictions and plans for the year ahead… If you would like to share them, feel free to write a comment below or email me at charlottesenglishlessons@gmail.com! Maybe I will share some of my predictions and resolutions for 2019 with you too…!