English speaking Predictions about the Future

red rotary phone with black wheels

Predictions questions

Will the world be the same or different in 20 years? What things are supposed to vanish in 20 years?

  • credit cards
  • laptops
  • shopping centers
  • cash
  • watches
  • wallets or purses
  • keys
  • drivers

Key audio vocabulary

Woman holding a gas lamp

And what kind of fuels will they use?

They’ll likely be using hydrogen

Emissions in the city

We’re working on zero emission cars

Future predictions listening exercises

Listen. What will be driving cars in the future?

Future predictions From Speak Now 3 Lesson 29
A bike, a rocket and a witch flying on a broom

Answer the questions

What does the engineer say cars will be like in the future?

What will future cars be made of?

What kind of fuels will cars use?

Find the Text here Future predictions Text doc and do extra sentences exercises

Look at the picture. What can happen in the future?

Additional listening and reading Predictions about the future

Last week I said Covid 19 will be here for at least two years. I was wrong. Covid 19 will be here for 100 years and it will change our lives forever. But how exactly well here is my best guess.

Office

The office is dead. In a lockdown it’s illegal to open them. So companies are realizing: “Wow, I don’t need an office, I don’t need to pay one million dollars in rent when all my employees can work from home”. Google and Facebook just announced that all their employees do not need to come to an office until 2021.

Jobs

Many jobs can be done remotely you just need the Internet. So when Covid 19 hit, millions of people drove out of New York back to their homes to be with their family. They realized why do I need to pay two thousand dollars a month for a small apartment just to live in a big city.

Cities

They will not be the same. People are realizing they don’t like the traffic, the noise and the pollution. They can work next to very exciting nature. So in the future millions of people will immigrate from cities to farms, to beaches, to small towns and that means New York City, New Delhi and every other major city will not be the same after Covid 19. For one, they will have a lot less traffic.

Rocket

Talent

This is the most exciting part. If you don’t need to be in the office, then Google can hire you wherever you are in the world. Which means if you are a genius living in Indonesia or Iceland or Zimbabwe, Google will hire you right from your bedroom. You just need to have talent. You don’t need a US visa, you don’t need to immigrate, you don’t need to relocate, you don’t need to go to the office. In fact, last month I hired three people without ever meeting them in person. It was all done online. This is why Covid 19 will be around for 100 years. The virus will disappear, but its effects will be around for a long time.

Once we realize our jobs can be done remotely, we will not want to be stuck in traffic, paying two thousand dollars for a small apartment just to get to an office. Covid 19 is a global tragedy, but it’s a historic one and it will change our lives, our jobs, our offices and our countries forever. Which means this is the time to finally get a stronger Wi-Fi. See you next week. Hey there! How are you? Thank you so much for watching the video. Try watching another video they’re short and they’re meaningful. Also, try following this channel. I think you’ll enjoy it. Every day there’s gonna be a much better video coming your way. Thank you so much.

Key vocabulary future predictions

And what kind of fuels will they use?
They’ll likely be using hydrogen
We’re working on zero emission cars
Your palm is your smartphone
Robots are the future of work
to colonize other planets
autonomous smart cars
jobs can be done remotely
people will immigrate from cities

Learn more about future predictions with another lesson.

Published by Polina

English teacher, cultural explorer and Korean&Slovenian language learner

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