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Date: May 06 2009

Grammar: Simple Future Tense


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This year, a time capsule will be sent into space, filled with messages for people living in the future. The capsule won’t be opened until it returns to Earth in the year 52,000! It’s hard to imagine what people’s lives will be like then, or if the planet will even still exist 50,000 years from now.

In the new action-thriller Knowing, Nicolas Cage plays a school teacher who finds a time capsule from 50 years ago. But there’s some bad news buried in this capsule. Learn more about the movie from Devan and Beren.


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Beren:  So, there’s another Nick Cage movie out. He seems to have a lot of them.

Devan:  Oh, are you talking about that movie Knowing?

Beren:  Mm-hmm. Have you seen the preview or trailer for it?

Devan:  I did. I saw the preview. It’s like he finds a time capsule that has all the predictions for the future.

Beren:  What?

Devan:  And he’s able to tell when all these huge events are gonna happen, including the end of the world or something.

Beren:  I don’t understand. Does that mean he’s like a psychic? Or like he just…these are written down on a piece of paper?

Devan:  I think it’s written in numbers or something. And he’s a teacher, and he figures out that they’re predictions foretelling the end of the world. It looks kind of cool, you know, it’s like his typical action-thriller.

Beren:  Didn’t he just have a movie come out where he was predicting the future though? Or maybe I’m thinking of something else, something more about time travel? I don’t know…

Devan:  Yeah, he did, you’re right. He did just have that. But this might be pretty cool.

Beren:  Cool.


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Devan tells Beren about the preview she saw of the new movie Knowing. In the movie, Nicolas Cage plays a school teacher who discovers a time capsule that contains some frightening predictions for the future. Beren thinks this movie sounds too similar to other Nick Cage movies (like Next), but Devan thinks that this one could be good.

Have you ever made a time capsule? If you could communicate with people in the future, what would you tell them?



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It is a little confuse to thinks in to talk with people later in the future…It would better if we were in the future and we can to talk to people in the past! hehe…So think! I would to talk to people to take care with your acts,so the planet will die if man doesn't take the approproate action to save it ;)

This theme seems to be interesting,I love fiction! I'll go to see it ;)

12:22 AM May 08 2009 |




I liked the most of Nick Cage movies and this it seems be cool :) I like fiction!

12:18 AM May 08 2009 |




i havent made a time capsule, so if could communicate with people in the future i would tell to believe in Jesus Christ.

10:51 PM May 07 2009 |




Its so hard say about something taht will happen in the very far future…i dont know what will happen tomorrow,in 50000 years then…i can't imagine.So,the best think we can do is enjoy the moment and live our lives intensity…right now!

12:12 PM May 07 2009 |




A time capsule can change all future and destiny as either good or bad so I prefer not to see or know anything thus I can live without it. the Unknown things make the life more emotional.

11:45 AM May 07 2009 |




the film can be interesting and i think i`ld like to watch it

06:38 AM May 07 2009 |



If I could communicate like that it will be nice … but i dont think a world will be there to find my time  capsule 


05:38 AM May 07 2009 |



it’s hard to imagine what the world will be like in the year 52,000.it must be amazing and woderful.
i like to watch any film about time travel and action-thriller.

05:10 AM May 07 2009 |



I haven't seen it yet. Hopefully, I'll be free enough to watch it soon, seems kind of cool to me ^^

 I've a question; there's this expression (ADD) i know it's something related to tv and may be some kind of addiction to it, i'm not sure. does any one know it?

11:48 PM May 06 2009 |




I saw this movies two weeks ago, and I was little disapointed about it.

06:35 PM May 06 2009 |



Russian Federation

I will tell to future people that 500 years ago we had to think about meal and sex) 

If seriously, i think Marsians don't understand russian language, so there is no sense to tell anything to the future earth inhabitants)))

03:37 PM May 06 2009 |



i´ve never seen the movie, i hope it will be interesting .


03:02 PM May 06 2009 |




This movie seems preety good. I wanna watch that movie, just watch.  When I was young I really want to know my future with many dreams. However being now I love my present time really love my present time. And I wanna tell you is love the present, do the best. Time is going by itslef no need to think about future and also no need to worry about future. No matter happen please do the best right now.

03:01 PM May 06 2009 |




I will see this movie this coming weekend.

02:14 PM May 06 2009 |




A time capsule can change all future and destiny as either good or bad so I prefer not to see or know anything thus I can live without it. the Unknown things make the life more emotional.

02:10 PM May 06 2009 |



We usually think that the data we put in internet will last forever. But try to think what happened to relatively old storage media like floppy disks or magnetic tapes: they are rarely readable by most of our computers. So, in my opinion, it's definitely safer a time capsule than relying on internet for saving our things and thoughts for the very far future people. The problem is: where to store these capsules?!

01:30 PM May 06 2009 |



if only i could time travel,i would be feeling sorry for my mistake right now.the world will be different,yet confusing,nothing really matters since it can be remedied in the future,and what ’s the point of doing anything?

01:22 PM May 06 2009 |



If I could tell with future people, I would tell about politic and ambient how registers about our generation. The world now is dangerous in this terms. Who be this information can to save this planet someday.

01:18 PM May 06 2009 |


Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I didnt see "knowing",but i try to download it from www.mininova.org.

If i could communicate with people in the future,i asked them futere and change it in faver of honest people.

11:58 AM May 06 2009 |



you can ask time capsule the lottery tickets number directly.

11:29 AM May 06 2009 |

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