Will and be going to
We talk about the future in different ways.
We use be going to when we talk about plans and predictions.
⇒ I‘m going to ask the teacher for help.
It‘s going to be fun.
We use be going to + base form to talk about plans and intentions.
⇒ I‘m going to wait for them.
What are we going to do?
We also use be going to + base form to make predictions based on evidence that we can see or feel.
⇒ Oh no! That bottle is going to fall.
I’m going to sneeze! A-tishoo!
|Subject||be going to||Base form|
|I||‘m going to||wait.|
|it||‘s going to||be fun.|
|we / you / they||‘re going to||fall.|
We use will to talk about predictions and when we make quick decisions, offers and promises.
⇒ You will love it! I‘ll phone you this evening.
We also use Present Continuous when we talk about future arrangements with other people.
⇒ I‘m visiting my grandparents at the weekend.
He‘s coming home this evening.
Make affirmative or negative sentences about your plans. Use be going to V
Example: I’m going to do my homework in the evening.
Make the questions with be going to V + the phrases from the list below
⇒ Are you going to watch TV after this lesson?
after this lesson / after school / today / this week / at the weekend / this afternoon / this evening
Saturday 9 a.m.
Amy is having a music lesson
Saturday 10.30 a.m.
Amy and Yasmin will listen to music together
Yasmin is going to the dentist
Amy is having lunch with her grandparents
Yasmin is revising
What are your plans for the future?
Look at the examples and ideas in the table. Write 8 -10 sentences about your plans
Tomorrow I’m going to watch TV after school, and I’m going to tidy my room at the weekend. I’m not going to get up early at the weekend.
When I’m older, I probably won’t become a doctor, but maybe I’ll become an engineer because I like maths.
|I (don’t) think |
at the weekend
when I’m older
|go to university |
become a (teacher/engineer)
get up early
live in a different town
learn to drive
use the Internet
tidy my room
buy a car