Anne's going to retire next year but she doesn't plan to stay at home and watch TV. Watch the video of Anne talking about her plans and practise using the future perfect simple and continuous tenses. 


Task 1 - comprehension

Task 2 - grammar practice


Hello everyone. I've talked about retirement before, haven't I? That's because it's the next big step in my life. I'm going to retire next year. When I retire, aged sixty-two and a half, I'll have been working for forty years! Gosh, that's a long time, isn't it? I wonder how many students I'll have taught by then. Thousands I suppose. I've been saving money for a while so I hope that when I retire I'll have saved enough money to live comfortably in my retirement. I'll need some money because I don't plan to stop at home and watch TV. I've got travel plans. I've already visited Canada and the United States but I've never been to Central or South America, and I'd like to go there. I've travelled a lot in Europe but I haven't been to Scandinavia yet. I hope that when I get too old to travel any more I'll have visited every region in the world! I hope that's not too optimistic. Have you got any travel plans? Is there any place in the world that you'd really like to go to, and if there is, why not write and tell us about it?



  • Have you got any retirement plans?
  • Have you got any travel plans?
  • Where in the world would you like to visit?
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I don't understand why she sayes "I will have thought", and not "I have thought"- what is the difference? 

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Hi Hedi. Anne uses 'will have taught' to describe an action that she will have completed by a certain time in the future. Anne is thinking about the number of students that she will teach between now and when she retires in the future.

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I have some retirement  plans but we retire in our 65 's in Turkey. I am in my 30's and it quite far me to think about retirement . I have travel plans when I get the business visa in the UK. I've been living in UK for two years and my dream is to visit all europen countries when i get my visa.

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Hi, I live in Brazil. Here we retire in our 60's for women or 65's for men or if you worked 30 years for women and 35 for men. I will retire early, I'm forty six now, I need work more four years. 
I have got some plans like traveling, reading lots of books. I don't know, to do interesting things, I think.
I would like to visit some places in Canada and Europe specially London, I love it too much.
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Hello ,
some time I thought of retirement but not now I hope when I will have retired to work in agriculture because I like it