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  9. was were going to
 
FUTURE IN THE PAST
                       
                        was going to                           work all day tomorrow.
                        was about to                           leam how to swim
I                      was to                                                see  Dorothy.
                        Would                                   spend all day in the pool.
                        was to have                            would
                        was due to                              change the whole view of our class
 
 
 
 
 
We can express the future in the past by was gumg to. was about to, was to, was to have, was due to and would. We use these forms to talk about the events that were planned to take place. The events rarely don't take place.
 
 
 
 
 
 
** I was going to have a holiday after my final exams.
** Two years ago when I saw Cyril, he was about to start a new iob
** Albert was to have joined his parents in Milan.
** In 1986 I went to Cesme to see my parents for the last time because I was due to go to France to                       have music lessons.
** My mother would make a cake.
** Ursula was to leave England in two hours, sii she coiiliin '' see him.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A) Fill in the blanks by using the future in the past forms.
1. There would be (be) plenty of time for a walk before dinner.
2. "Rita..........................(buy) a wonderful present for Peter" Mary said.
3. Norman......................(drive) my motherto the station.
4. Felix...........................(see) her off on the 12 o'clock train.
5.1..................................(show) you some snapshots of me.
6. You .............................(get) used to working at night and sleeping by day.
7. The soil here was heavy clay. Roses ...............................(grow) very well in it.
8. It was right the time of the year for fishing. You .........................(catch) a few good salmon.
9. Mary was a clever woman and..................................(have) a better job.
10. Repairs were so expensive ! I ...................................(try) to Ieam a little about cars.
11. Natalie.......................... (pick) as many flowers as she wanted in our garden.
12. He............................(graduate) from Zurich Polytechnic Institute.
13. Derek ..............................(have) a very small glass of wine on birthdays and holidays.
14. Jane .............................(practise) her English when she went to London.
15. The girls..................................(stay up) late tonight because they had no lessons.
16. The bank manager .................................(ask) the police to keep an eye on the bank.
17. They...............................(invite) him to come for the weekend.
18. The manager..........................(ask) me to copy it out again.
19. Peter ............................(try) to get Mary to marry him.
20. Mr. Ray couldn't attend the meeting. He................................(not come) back France.
 
B) Fill in the blanks by using the items below in the correct form.
talk about        change                        draw               have                drive                learn
1. Sue was going to learn morff about those surprising facts yesterday when she went to library.
2. The professors........................... the problems of the modem physics.
3. Robert....................................... us a diagram of a hydrogen atom.
4. Our class .................................... a party last weekend.
5. Mr. Jacob.................................... his plans last summer.
6. The tourists................................. around the lake last night.
 
                      
 
 
 
 
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