Simple Present with future meaning – Interrogative form with Question Words

You will study the Simple Present with future meaning in the interrogative form with Question Words.


Simple Present with future meaning – Interrogative form with Question Words

The city of Nassau

Imagen: "Bahamian Parliament", UpstateNYer (2009) Wikimedia Commons.

Instructions: Read the text. Look at the underlined words.

What does the teacher explain about Nassau?

Well, he talks about the capital, largest city, and commercial centre of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. The city of Nassau has an estimated population of 274,400, or 70 percent of the entire population of the Bahamas. Lyden Pindling International Airport, the major airport for the Bahamas, is located about 16 kilometers west of Nassau city centre, and has daily flights to major cities in Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and the United States. The city is located on the island, of New Providence, which functions much like a business district. Nassau is the site of the House of Assembly and various judicial departments and was considered historically to be a stronghold of pirates. The city was named in honour of William III of England, Prince of Orange-Nassau.

Nassau, Bahamas. Retrieved and adapted April, 2017 from,_Bahamas

Getting started: Music in the Bahamas

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

Junkanoo is a large contributor to the music of the Bahamas. It is a type of Street carnaval which occurs on December 26 and New Year’s Day. The parades are characterized by spectacular costumes made of crepe paper and powerful rhytms beaten traditionally on goatskin drums (accompanied more recently with tom-tom drums or bongo drums) as well as rich brass bands and shaking cow bells. Bahamian music also incorporates other Caribbean forms such as calypso, trinidadian soca an jamaican reggae.

Music of the Bahamas. Retrieved and adapted, January 2019 from:


Instructions: Match questions and answers.

a) They are made of crepe paper.

b) They do a Street parade full of music.

c) They play Calypso, trinidadian coca and jamaican reggae.

d) It’s celebrated on december 26th.

  1. How do bahamians celebrate Junkanoo every year? ()
  2. What are parade costumes made of next year? ()
  3. When is Junkanoo celebrated this year? ()
  4. Which rythms do bahamians play next Junkanoo? ()
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Let’s study the Simple Present with future meaning in the interrogative form with Question words.

Instructions: Look at the information about the Simple Present with future meaning in the Interrogative form with Question words.


  • 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.

    Which day of the week is tomorrow?

    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).

    When does he leave Nassau?

  • The simple present has a future meaning when we use it to talk about fixed plans.

    "When does he start his new film?"

Look at the word order in the simple present interrogative form with Question Words:

Question WordAuxiliary Do or DoesSubjectVerbComplement?Specific Answers
Wheredoesthe moviebeginat 7:00 pm tomorrow?At the cinema near my house.
Whodoyougoto the movies with?With my friends.


In Nassau

Instructions: Make interrogative statements with the following prompts and do or does:

  1. When / many tourists visit Nassau this year?  ?
  2. Where / vacacionists go to after Nassau? ?
  3. What / you admire in Nassau during Summer? ?
  4. Why / your mother see coral reefs with you on vacation? ?
  5. Who / you travel to the Bahamas with this year? ?
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Enjoying the City centre

Instructions: Match questions and answers.

a) Shop, dine, and sightsee.

b) While we are at Nassau.

c) At the restaurants located on West Bay.

d) In the British Colonial Hotel.

e) In Bay Street

  1. Where do you stay in the city centre of Nassau in Summer? ()
  2. What do your family and you do in the tropical climate of the city? ()
  3. Where does your husband work while you visit the place? ()
  4. Where do he and your father have dinner? ()
  5. When does your mother visit the Christ Church Cathedral? ()
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Visiting Nassau

Instructions: Choose the best option.

  1. What/ When do you explain about Nassau?
  2. Who/ Whose reads about American slaves in Nassau?
  3. Which/ When does your best friend visit Nassau?
  4. When/ Where does he stay in Nassau during the Summer?
  5. Who/ Whose does he go with?
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