GE|Pre-Int|HW||3. A Surprise Party

Grammar reference

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.

I’m going to…

Match the sentences with each other


Why have you got all that food with you? – We’re going to have a picnic.

Complete with the correct form of «be going to»

Your plans

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

Will or won’t V

Complete with will V / won’t V. Make «-» negative or «+» positive sentences


I’m going to ask Jim about it.
(–) He won’t tell (tell) you.

Complete the sentences with the correct form of will V

He won’t hear (not hear) you. He’s listening to loud music.


Put the words in the correct order to make sentences

Example: (Peter / meeting / six o’clock / we’re / at) – We’re meeting Peter at six o’clock.

Yasmin and Amy


Listen to the recording and complete the table



Why (not)?

Saturday 9 a.m.

Amy is having a music lesson

Saturday 10.30 a.m.

Amy and Yasmin will listen to music together

Saturday afternoon

Yasmin is going to the dentist

Sunday afternoon

Amy is having lunch with her grandparents

Sunday evening

Yasmin is revising

My plans

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
next week
when I’m older
go to university
watch TV
become a (teacher/engineer)
get up early
live in a different town
learn to drive
play sport
use the Internet
tidy my room
buy a car