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CBSE solutions for Class 9 English Communicative - Workbook Interact in English chapter 3 - Future Time Reference [Latest edition]


Class 9 English Communicative - Workbook Interact in English -

Chapter 3: Future Time Reference

Exercise [Pages 37 - 44]

CBSE solutions for Class 9 English Communicative - Workbook Interact in English Chapter 3 Future Time Reference Exercise [Pages 37 - 44]

Exercise | Q 1 | Page 37

Read the following story
There lived a wise old man in Purkul, Dehradun. The villagers looked up to him and approached him for all their problems. Three naughty boys Amar, Naveen and Praveen wanted to test the old man's wisdom.  One fine morning they caught a butterfly while playing in the garden. Amar had the
butterfly in his hand. He said, "We will go to the old man and ask him ifthe butterfly is dead or alive. If the old man says, 'the butterfly is dead', I will open my hands and release the butterfly. It will fly away." "If he says it is alive?" asked N aveen looking at Amar with a smirk. "I will crush the butterfly and show him the dead insect," said Amar. The three of them set forth with their wonderful plan.
Amar went to the old man and said, "Sir, the villagers say you can predict the future. Now tell us if the butterfly in my hand is dead or alive?" The old man looked at the three boys with a serene smile and said, "It is in your hands."

Exercise | Q 1.1 | Page 37

Read these sentences from the story.
1. We will go to the old man.
2. Iwillopenmyhands.
3. It will flyaway.
4. I will crush the butterfly.

The modal will is used to talk about a temporary event in progress at some
point in future.
Will is used to denote _________ time.
Did you know?
There are different constructions in English which can be used to refer to
future time.

1. Use of the simple present tense.
a. The IPL begins on 20th April.
b. If the newly introduced vaccine works, AIDS can be cured.
2. Use of shall/will
Will/shall is used to make a prediction about future events, in
advertisements, posters etc.
e.g. a. You will win the 1st prize.
b. The Nano car will be on the roads soon.
c. You shall lead a happy life.
3. Use of going to
Going to is normally used to refer to future events in two cases
(a) If there is a present indication of the future event.
e.g. India is going to emerge as a Super Power in 2020.
(b) to express intention
e.g. Smitha is going to marry Akshay.
4. Use of present continuous tense (be+ verb+ ing)
Present continuous tense is used to refer to future events that have been
already planned.
e.g. a. I'm meeting the Project Manger this evening.
b. I'm sorry I can't meet you tomorrow. I'm visiting my friend.
5. Use of be + about to + infinitive.
e.g. The train is about to leave.
6. Useofbe+to+v
e.g. Obama is to visit India in October.

Exercise | Q 2 | Page 39

Look at sentences in Column A. Match them with the appropriate explanation in Column B.

1. Next Friday is the
29th of May.
a. emphasizing that something
will happen very soon
2. I’ll have left by the
time you get here.
b. making a promise
3. I’m visiting my
uncle on Sunday.
c. predicting that some­thing
will be true at a given time in the future
4. I’ll send the photo­graphs
as soon as I can.
d. stating something
which is a certainty
5. The lesson is about
to start… hurry!
e. reporting a decision
made earlier
6. The population of
our country will increase
in the next ten years.
f. making a prediction
about future events
Exercise | Q 3 | Page 39

Look at the following pictures/diagrams. Fill in the blanks with an appropriate sentence/phrase, using suitable future time reference. The first one has been done for you as an example:

Exercise | Q 4 | Page 41

Simple Present and Present Continuous
Mr. Madan is going on tour next week. Look at his itinerary.

Mr. Madan Tour of North India and Nepal
Mon 7th Mumbai 0630 Peace
Delhi 0830
Tues 8th Delhi 0730 Cultural
Agra 1030
Wed 9th Agra 0930 Local
School Head Teacher



Thurs 10th Varanasi 0800
Discuss Trade
Patna 1830
Fri 11th Patna 1400
Himalayan Project



Sat 12th Kathmandu 1100 Delhi 1400

Describe Mr. Madan’s schedule for next week. Use verbs from the table below.

Exercise | Q 5 | Page 43

Will and Shall

Look at this cartoon which shows the difference in the use of present continuous and will to express the future.
It’s Mike’s birthday on January 2nd.

Exercise | Q 6 | Page 43

Work in pairs. You and your partner are made in charge of your school. What will you change?

Discuss and then write about the decisions you would make.
Use the various verb forms available for future time reference.
e.g. Now we are in charge of the school, we shall…

Exercise | Q 7 | Page 44

Be the Master of Ceremonies!

The Honey Bee Creative Club of your school is organising an annual cultural programme. You are the compere for the programme. Complete the following details by filling in with suitable modals and phrases. This will help you when you address a large audience.

Good evening, respected principal, teachers and my dear friends. Welcome to the Honey Bee Creative Club Cultural programme. The guest (a)_________ arrive. Many (b)__________presented this evening. We (c)__________ the programme with an invocation. The dancers are (d)__________ entertain you by performing the bhangra. The school choir (e)_________a song on National Integration. The programme (f)__________ with a formal vote of thanks by the principal.

Exercise | Q 8 | Page 44

Future Perfect and Future Continuous

Look at the following sentences.

Match words from the different columns to make reasonable predictions. Then write them down in the space below. One has been done as an example.

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Chapter 3: Future Time Reference

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