* FUTURE TENSES: WILL/BE GOING TO I will travel to Japan next summer : immediate decision I am going to study German at school: plan
WILL / GOING TOThe simple future has two different formsin English: will and be going to. Althoughthe two forms can sometimes be usedinterchangeably, they often express twodifferent intentions. I will probably go to London next summer. I am going to fly to London next Saturday.
1.-Instant decisions: Ok, I’ll see you on Friday2.-Predictions based in what we think: I am sure she will like you3.- Arrangements with other people (promises and offers): Don’t worry, I’ll go and buy some food for you. If we are not so certain about the future, we use will with expressions such as probably, possibly, I think, I hope. * FUTURE TENSES: USES OF WILL
FUTURE TENSE: WILL FORM • Affirmative: I will travel to Madrid in October • Interrogative: Will you travel by bus? • Negative: I will not travel – won tWill you travel by train or by bus?I won’t travel by bus, but I willprobably travel by train.
FUTURE TENSE: USES OF BE GOING TO1.- Future plans and intentions: I am going to buy a new laptopcomputer next week2.- Predictions based in what we can see atthe moment; Look at that car! It is goingto crash into the lamp post.3.- For plans that do not include an arrangement with otherpeople; I am going to spend three days in Medellin sightseeing.
• Affirmative: I am going to travel by plane.• Interrogative: Are you going to travel by plane?• Negative: I am not going to travel by plane because I am going to fly in a hot air balloon. * FUTURE TENSE: BE GOING TO FORM
* TIME EXPRESIONS* Tomorrow, next week, next month, next year… *FUTURE TENSES I am going to travel to New York next year