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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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coco lee

coco lee


i have never made time capsule,Embarassedbut i think it's pretty cool and fantatic. if i could talk about with people from future,i will let him tell what am i in future,poor or rich ?foolish or smart ….

11:28 AM May 06 2009 |




I've never made a time capsule. I think it isn't necessary. Now we have a Internet and here we can leave something behind our – mayby a blog? If I could communicate with people in the future I would ask them about result some football matches. Then I would bet on this matches a lot of money :)

10:11 AM May 06 2009 |




they asked famous poet BAKİ


he said

"no,ı wont…because it s not different from the past…

09:57 AM May 06 2009 |



Cage is very cool and I like his movie too. a real man and hero.

09:05 AM May 06 2009 |




I guess~I am not yet, I would ask them how science develop in their age,,..

06:50 AM May 06 2009 |




what will you put into the time capsule if you have one ,i'm not sure about that for i don't want to send my pictures there ,so….maybe something else i care about


06:32 AM May 06 2009 |



I don't wanna know my exact future..

it makes stability then i've no push for today-living~

Life would be dull if it lacks of sensation.


03:56 AM May 06 2009 |




No, I haven't made any time capsule yet, but after this lesson, I'll think about it, should be fun.


If I had any chance contact the future world, I would take a look at their history book written about our time, I would know what part is accurate, what part is inaccurate, soooo fun!! 


But I believe I want to know a lot more about the future than revise their history book, maybe the next lottery number, lol~~

03:00 AM May 06 2009 |

susan shi

susan shi


I hope I can have a time travel,I want to know the history or something happened in the future with my eyes.

02:01 AM May 06 2009 |



oh,it is very finy,if i can cross to the future,i will say:

hi,i from china,if you donot known me ,you must kown china. so you konwn me,because i from china.

12:47 AM May 06 2009 |



Time capsule is a cute thing. Actually I didn't think about this before. But I used to write diary from a long time ago. Indeed, I tried to write down something for myself in the future. It's kind of time capsule, isn't it? :P

12:34 AM May 06 2009 |

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