The Will-future – interrogative form

In its interrogative form, the auxiliary "Will" is used to ask about facts, predictions, promises, requests, offers, and decisions about the future.


The Will-future – interrogative form

The name Australia

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

Will you explain me about the name Australia?

I will. The name Australia is derived from the Latin Terra Australis (“southern land”) a name used for putative lands in the southern hemisphere since ancient times. The earliest recorded use of the word Australia in English was in 1625 in “A note of Australia del Espíritu Santo, written by Sir Richard Hakluyt”, published by Samuel Purchas in Hakluytus Posthumus, a corruption of the original Spanish name “Austrialia del Espíritu Santo” (Southern Land of the Holy Spirit) for an island in Vanuatu.

Australia. Retrieved and adapted March, 2017 from

Getting started: Climate change in Australia

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

Tourist know Australia as the country of koalas and kangaroos, and a biodiversity paradise. But scientists agree that Australia is specially vulnerable to the climate crisis, putting all this wonder at risk. Here is the climate reality: since 1910, Australia’s weather has warmed by more than 1 degree Celsius. In fact, without action Australia is expected to warm as much as 5 degrees Celsius by 2090. In 2018, Australia battled its worst drought in living memory. And climate models indicate that, as rain patterns continue to change and heat continues to rise, Southern Australia in particular will spend more and more time in drougth going forward -unless actions are taken.

“¿How is climate change affecting Australia?”, Climate Reality Project, January 12, 2019. Retrieved and adapted from:


Instructions: Choose T (true) or F (false) for each statement.

Australian scientists believe heat in Australia will remain stable the next five decades.

The consequences of the climate change will include longer periods of drought in Southern Australia.

Activists think the natural wonders of Australia will dissapear if actions against climate change are not taken.

Let’s check out the Will-future in the interrogative form.

Instructions: Look at the following information about the Will-future in the interrogative form:

Remember Will + infinitive:

  • A decision at the moment of speaking:
    • Ray: There's no milk.
    • David: Really? In that case, I'll go and get some.
  • A prediction based on opinion:
    • John thinks the Conservatives will win the next election.
  • A future fact:
    • The sun will rise tomorrow.
  • For promises / requests / refusals / offers:
    • I'll help you tomorrow, if you like.


Look at the word order in the interrogative form:

Auxiliary WillsubjectverbComplement?short answers
WillPostmodern artbetranscendental?Yes, it will. / No, it won’t.
WillpeopleunderstandPostmodernism in the future?Yes, they will. / No, they won’t.



Auxiliary Will

Instructions: Make questions with “Will” and the following words:

  1. you / go to Canberra soon ?
  2. you / travel with your family ?
  3. they / visit many interesting places there ?
  4. it / be next vacation ?
  5. you / travel by boat ?
done Check


Questions and answers with “will”

Instructions: Fill in the gaps with “will” and the correct form of the verb where necessary.

  1. your brother (study) in an Australian university?
  2. Yes, he . He (register) in Sydney University soon.
  3. you (be) on vacation soon?
  4. Yes, my husband and I (have) two weeks free next month.
  5. Susan and David (get) married someday?
  6. Well, if she accept to move to Queensland, they .
done Check


A conversation

Instructions: Fill in the gaps with the appropriate word to make a logical conversation.

will won’t
  • Michael – Hello, Elli! How do you do?
  • Elli – Hi, Michael! I’m ok. What about you?
  • Michael – I’m ok. Listen, ______ you go on vacation to Australia this year?
  • Elli – Well, I’m thinking about it. My family ______ go. They ______ travel to somewhere else. And I don’t want to travel alone.
  • Michael – I’ve never been to Australia. If you want, I ______ go with you.
  • Elli – That would very so nice. ______ somebody else be with us?
  • Michael – I can ask Emma and Sophie. What do you think?
  • Elli – That would be great! We ______ have a great time.