Spoken English future tense, plus IFAK vocabulary

The English future tense is easy to produce, but difficult to understand. Practice it here with the vocabulary of Individual First Aid Kits!

The future tense in English can be produced in two ways:

  1. With will. For example: I will bring you a tourniquet.
  2. With going to. For example: I am going to bring you a tourniquet.

Simple, right? Not in the spoken language. When these are said, many contractions are used. These are common ways of saying the future tense:

  1. I’ll bring you a tourniquet.
  2. He’ll bring you a tourniquet.
  3. Kevin’ll bring you a tourniquet.
  4. I’m goin’ to bring you a tourniquet.
  5. Kevin’s goin’ to bring you a tourniquet.
  6. I’m gonna bring you a tourniquet.
  7. Kevin’s gonna bring you a tourniquet.

In our exercises, we will use vocabulary related to the contents of an IFAK (аптечка):

  • підсумок: Pouch
  • турнікет: Tourniquet. Also called TQ. The tourniquets that we use in combat are called CATs or CAT tourniquetsCAT stands for Combat Application Tourniquet.
  • Гемостатична марля: Hemostatic gauze. Also called Combat Gauze or Quik Clot. (Quik is normally spelled quick.)
  • Повітропровід назофарингеальний: Nasopharyngeal airway. Also called NPA.
  • Пов’язка оклюзійна вентильована: Chest seal
  • Голка декомпресійна: Chest decompression needle or decompression needle
  • Ізраїльський бинт: Israeli bandage, or Israeli, or pressure bandage
  • Марля: Compressed gauze, or Z-folded gauze, or Z-fold gauze. Also sterile gauze, or just gauze.
  • Термоковдра: Space blanket or Mylar blanket or rescue blanket
  • Шапочка для душу: Shower cap
  • Скоч: Duct tape (sounds like “duck tape”)
  • Ножиці для розрізання одягу: Scissors or shears or trauma shears

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