Attitude to the future

There are some things in your life you know are going to happen one day. Here some phrases that we use to show how we feel (positive or negative) about these future events.

10 expressions to Use In Speaking And Writing: 
  1. I'm (really / so) looking forward to..
  2. I can't wait until...
  3. I'm counting the days till...
  4. Roll on...
  5. I've set my heart on...
  6. I'm saving up to...
  7. Sooner or later I'll get round to...
  8. One day, I'm going to have to...
  9. I'm trying to put off... as long as I can
  10. I'm (really) dreading...
How To Use These Phrases In Your English: 
  1. Phrases 1, 2, 3, and 4 are showing a very positive feeling about something that is going to happen in the future.
  2. Phrases 5 and 6 are talking about things that the speaker wants to happen. The speaker is actively trying to make these things happen.
  3. Phrase 7 is something the speaker thinks she / he will do one day in the future. She / he is not very interested in doing this.
  4. Phrase 8 is a little more negative but the speaker still expects he or she will do it one day.
  5. Phrases 9 and 10 are things that the speaker doesn't want to do at all but in the end will have to do them.
  6. We follow phrases 1, 5, 7, 9 and 10 with a gerund (-ing form) e.g. 'I'm so looking forward to going on the school trip to Stonehenge'.
  7. We follow phrases 2 and 3 with a sentence or clause e.g. 'I can't wait until I pass FCE'.
  8. We follow phrase 4 with the day or time of an event (e.g. 'Roll on next Monday. It's the day of the school pancake party.)
  9. We follow phrases 6 and 8 with an infinitive verb e.g. 'I'm saving up to come back and do anothe
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