Unit 2 (The Simple Tenses: The Future—“Work in the Future”) of the Original Scenario, Volume Two: English Grammar in Context, pages 26-38
Who It’s For: (Teachers & Helpers of) Advancing Students of English Who Want More Ways of Expressing Ideas about Future Events or Activity in Conjunction with One Another.
Why It’s Useful: In pages that need updating but are still useful, here’s another review of ways to “Apply Grammar.” At various levels of difficulty, Unit 2 of the original Scenario Volume Two purports to present and practice—and assess mastery of—five (5) varieties of phrasing used to forecast future events or trends. These are:  am / is / are (n’t) going to + Verb,  will / won’t + Verb,  will / won’t + be + Verb-ing (the “Future Continuous”),  Verb(s) or am / is / are (n’t) Verb-ing (the “Simple or Continuous Present for Future Meaning”), and  am / is / are (n’t) about to Verb (for the “Very Near Future”). The only option missing is “Future in the Past” (was / were (n’t) going to / about to + Verb), which might also be comforting at a time where “novel” or “new” is not necessarily to be sought after.
What You’ll Do:
 The page 26 Scenario: “Work in the Future” is composed of statements and questions printed on “Society-of-Future-Studies Speech Note Cards.” Exercises 1a-1c ensure comprehension of the sentence patterns. Since much time has passed since these “predictions” were made, text users might want to update some of them.
 Then come boxed explanations entitled The Future: Going to; The Future: Will; the Future Continuous; Summary of Forms; Expressions of Future Time; and so on. Each section of pedagogy is followed by “controlled to expressive reinforcement exercises.” As usual, at intervals these culminate in multi-leveled “Talking It Over,” “Writing It Down,” and/or “Putting It Together” activities. Look forward to the world to come with this always relevant material.