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Will vs Going to vs Present Continuous for Future Predictions, Decisions, and Plans

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### Will vs Going to vs Present Continuous

1. 1. Future formsPredictions, Decisions, Plans
2. 2. PREDICTIONS GOING TO WILLWe can see the future in the present. We think or believe things about theWe see things coming. There is future.present evidence. Look out! You are going to break that Do not give him your watch. He’ll glass! (I can see it now) break it. (I think, because I know him)
3. 3. DECISIONS GOING TO WILLDecisions are already made when We are making the decision at thewe speak. moment of speaking. It’s an instant decision. You have a lot of emails to answer. You have an email from John. I know, I’m going to answer them Ok, I’ll answer it. tonight.
4. 4. PLANS GOING TO PRESENT CONTINUOUSGoing to and Present Continuous Going to and Present Continuousare often both possible for future are often both possible for futureplans. plans.We use Going to express the idea We use present continuous forof intention. fixed plans with a definite time and/or place. Arrangements. I’m going to see Ann sometime I’m meeting Paul at the cinema at soon. 8. I think John is going to study Sarah is starting University on biology. September 25th.
5. 5. PREDICTIONSChoose the best form.Mary is going to / will have a baby.
6. 6. PREDICTIONSChoose the best form.Mary is going to / will have a baby.Mary is going to have a baby.
7. 7. PREDICTIONSChoose the best form.Perhaps we are going to/ will meet again one day.
8. 8. PREDICTIONSChoose the best form.Perhaps we are going to/ will meet again one day.Perhaps we will meet again one day.
9. 9. PREDICTIONSChoose the best form.Be careful, or you are going to / will fall.
10. 10. PREDICTIONSChoose the best form.Be careful, or you are going to / will fall.Be careful, or you will fall.
11. 11. PREDICTIONSChoose the best form.Look. Andy is going to / will fall off his bike.
12. 12. PREDICTIONSChoose the best form.Look. Andy is going to / will fall off his bike.Look. Andy is going to fall off his bike.
13. 13. PREDICTIONSChoose the best form.I think you are going to / will love Scotland.
14. 14. PREDICTIONSChoose the best form.I think you are going to / will love Scotland.I think you will love Scotland.
15. 15. DECISIONSChoose the best form.I’ve decided I am going to / will stop smoking.
16. 16. DECISIONSChoose the best form.I’ve decided I am going to / will stop smoking.I’ve decided I am going to stop smoking.
17. 17. DECISIONSChoose the best form.I don’t want to cook tonight. Ok, I am going to/ will cook.
18. 18. DECISIONSChoose the best form.I don’t want to cook tonight. Ok, I am going to/ will cook.Ok, I‘ll cook.
19. 19. DECISIONSChoose the best form.Oh, I don’t have any money. No? Ok, I am going to / will pay.
20. 20. DECISIONSChoose the best form.Oh, I don’t have any money. No? Ok, I am going to / will pay.Ok, I’ll pay.
21. 21. DECISIONSChoose the best form.Do you want to go out tonight? No, I am going to / will clean the house.
22. 22. DECISIONSChoose the best form.Do you want to go out tonight? No, I am going to / will clean the house.No, I am going to clean the house.
23. 23. DECISIONSChoose the best form.That shirt is dirty! Oh, yes. I am going to / will wash it.
24. 24. DECISIONSChoose the best form.That shirt is dirty! Oh, yes. I am going to / will wash it.Oh, yes. I’ll wash it.
25. 25. PLANSIn three of these sentences, the present progressive is possible. Whichthree?1. Jack is going to arrive at 4.00.2. Im going to learn Spanish one of these days.3. Im going to fly to Glasgow tomorrow.4. Alans going to tell me about his problems.5. Were going to spend next week in Ireland.6. Are you going to answer those letters?
26. 26. PLANSIn three of these sentences, the present progressive is possible. Whichthree?1. Jack is going to arrive at 4.00.2. Im going to learn Spanish one of these days.3. Im going to fly to Glasgow tomorrow.4. Alans going to tell me about his problems.5. Were going to spend next week in Ireland.6. Are you going to answer those letters?Answer:1. John is arriving at 4.00.2. I’m flying to Glasgow tomorrow.3. We are spending next week in Ireland.