Simple Present with future meaning – Positive form

You will study how to use simple present to talk about future events


Simple Present with future meaning – Positive form

Sports in Bahamian culture

Cricket world cup final 2015, Tourism Victoria (2015) Wikimedia commons

Instructions: Read the text. Look at the letters in bold.

I speak about sports tomorrow morning.

Sports is a significant part of Bahamian culture. The national sport is Cricket. It has been played in the Bahamas since 1846. It is the oldest sport being played in the country today. The Bahamas Cricket Association was formed in 1936 as an organized body. From the 1940s to the 1970s, cricket was played amongst many Bahamians. Bahamas is not part of the West Indies Cricket Board, so players are not eligible to play for the West Indies cricket team. The late 1970s saw the game begin to decline in the country as teachers, who had previously come from the United Kingdom with a passion for cricket, were replaced by teachers who had been trained in the United States. Today cricket is still enjoyed by a few locals and immigants in the country usually from Jamaica, Guyana, Haiti and Barbados. Cricket is played on Saturdays and Sundays at Windsor Park and Haynes Oval.

The Bahamas. Retrieved and adapted March, 2017 from

Getting started: Other popular sports

Instructions: Read the text. Then, do the activity suggested.

The only other sporting event that began before cricket was horse racing, which started in 1796. The most popular spectator sports are those imported from United States, such as basketball, American football and baseball rather than Great Britain due to the country’s proximity to the United States. Unlike their other Caribbean counterparts, cricket, rugby and netball have proven to be more popular.

Other popular sports are swimming, tennis and boxing, where Bahamians have enjoyed some degree of success at the international level. Other sports such as golf, rugby league, rugby union, beach soccer and netball are considered growing sports. Athletics commonly known as track and field in the country is the most successful sport by far amongst Bahamians. Bahamians have a strong tradition in the sprint and jumps. Track and field is probably the most popular spectator sport in the country next to basketball due to their success over the years. Triathlons are gaining popularity in Nassau and the Family Islands.

The Bahamas. Retrieved and adapted March, 2017 from

Popular sports

Instructions: Choose T (true) or F (false) for the following statements:

Horse racing began before cricket.

Basketball and baseball are from Great Britain.

Cricket, rugby and netball are very popular.

Swimming, tennis and boxing are more popular than cricket.

Golf and rugby league are growing sports.

Let’s learn about the Simple Present with future meaning in the positive form.

Instructions: Look at the information about the Simple Present with future meaning in the positive form.

  • The simple present can be used to talk about scheduled future events (things that happen according to a schedule or timetable). These events are usually scheduled by someone else and they are usually public events.
  • Tomorrow is Friday.

    What time does dad come to the premiere tonight?

  • The simple present can have a future meaning when we talk about timetables (for buses, trains or planes) or schedules (for concerts, films or theatre).
  • He leaves to Nassau at 11:30 a.m.

  • The simple present has a future meaning when we use it to talk about fixed plans.
  • "When does he start his new film?"

    "She usually starts working at nine, but on Thursday she starts at ten."

  • Remember the word order in the simple present positive form:
The moviebeginsat 7: 00 p.m. tomorrow.



Instructions: Drag and drop the words to make logical positive sentences.

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ThisCommonwealth Games alsotheyparticipateyearatthe

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My familyandthereIgotoo

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Kayaking Bahamas vacations

Instructions: Choose the right option in the following sentences.

1. There is / There are a horse racing tomorrow.

2. I go / goes to a basketball match in the afternoon.

3. Some Bahamian boys have / has a rugby match next week.

4. My classmates watch / watches the swimming competition by cable today.

5. That boy participate / participates in a triathlon this weekend.

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Birdwatching Bahamas vacations

Instructions: Correct the following sentences.

1. The Bahamas Cricket Association organize a competition this weekend. .

2. Our team have a cricket match the day after tomorrow. .

3. We plays two games at the weekend. .

4. An American team come on Sunday to play with us. .

5. We plays at Windsor Park in the morning. .

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