Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"
Jessica Beck
"Director of IELTS Training"

You can use these in IELTS Speaking Part 3 and Writing Task 2.

The following thoughtful question was posted by a 3 Keys student in our closed Facebook group:

Is it grammatically accurate to say: 1. What I think will happen, and it is already happening, is that… or 2. What I think will happen, and in actual it has already happened, is that…

The first sentence is fine and correct, but it could be leveled up.

Sentence 2 is not grammatically correct, and this is how we should write it: What I think will happen, and, in actuality, already has been happening, is that…

This is a great structure- it is your opportunity to use the present perfect continuous structure, which is rare and difficult to use.

Plus, the phrase ‘in actuality‘ is a high-scoring phrase. The whole sentence is a fantastic way to end on a high note in front of the examiner!

Your strategy for using today’s phrases is to employ them at the end of your formal, academic answers.

These structures are part of having templates, as we have in the course for Writing and Speaking.


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The next phrase to use in conclusions is: It is conceivable that…

For example, we could say, “It’s conceivable in the next 10 years that podcasting will become the new radio.”

Another way you could predict the future impressively is: In the foreseeable future…

As an example, you could say, “In the foreseeable future, I sincerely wish that society will reevaluate their diets and adhere to a stricture regimen of raw foods and locally sourced produce.”

For more information to add to your culture of thinking, check out the documentary What the Health.

One final structure to score highly is: “It could be reasonably anticipated due to current trends that...”

Fir instance, you could write, “It could be reasonably anticipated due to current trends that the global idiom is and forever will be English.”

How would you use these phrases to frame future predictions?

Share your sentences in the comments section below!

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