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In American English, the auxiliary verb will universally shows futurity for all persons: first, second, and third. Thus:

I will go to the movie tomorrow.

In British English, the auxiliary verb shall often appears in the first person to show the future tense.

I shall go to the movie tomorrow.

On the BBC Radio website, however, we find this statement:

There is no semantic difference when shall and will are used to refer to the simple future. Will can be used in all persons.

BBC.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/grammar/learnit/learnitv43.shtml

In American English, the word shall appears in two ways: (1) we use shall in interrogative sentences asking for permission or agreement (shall we dance?) and (2) in legal documents, lawyers use shall to impose a duty (the tenant shall pay the rent each month). In this second sense, however, more enlightened lawyers are turning away from shall and using must to impose duties.

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