How to talk about future events and actions
Qu'est-ce que vous allez faire ?
On continuera à grater.
A chatty way of talking about things that are going to happen soon is to use the verb aller: on va commencer, nous allons faire etc.
This is the equivalent of saying 'going to start, going to do.' (See La Randonnée for more details)
A more formal way and emphatic way of referring to future events is through a set of verb endings:
je commencerai, tu commenceras, il/elle/on commencera
nous commencerons, vous commencerez, ils/elles commenceront
This is the equivalent of 'will begin' in English.
The future tense of most verbs is formed by adding the endings highlighted above on to the infinitive:
travailler becomes je travaillerai.
But if the infinitive ends in -re, you drop the final 'e':
Dire becomes je dirai
There are a few irregular verbs such as je serai, (from être), nous aurons, (from avoir) and vous ferez, (from faire), but the endings are still the same.
A tip! The letter before the ending is always an 'r'.