Vacation Plans Where can I take you? My husband and I need to go to the airport. We ’re going to take a vacation to China. What are you going to do in China? Oh, we have many plans. We ’re going to have a great time.
Vacation Plans My husband is going to see Chinese martial arts. We are going to visit the Great Wall of China. I am going to watch traditional Chinese dancing.
Be Going To They are going to take a boat down the Yangtze River next week . I am going to try local Chinese food tomorrow . We can use be going to to talk about the future .
Form To form the future with be going to, use am , is , or are + going to + the base form of the verb. Sandy is going to visit museums. I am going to study Chinese. They are going to travel to Beijing. Subject Be Verb going to Base Form Verb + Other Words
Practice 1 Look at the chart. Use be + going to + a base form verb to describe the vacation plans of the people below. Example: Mr. Jones ________________ a parade. is going to watch ??? You see famous places Mr. and Mrs. Jones take photographs Mrs. Jones watch a parade Mr. Jones Future Plan Person
Negative Statements To make a negative sentence , place not before going to . She is not going to go to the zoo. They are not going to take a bus.
Contractions Use contractions in speaking and informal writing. The concert ’s going to start soon. We aren’t going to buy souvenirs.
Pronunciation In speaking only, we sometimes pronounce going to as “ gonna .” Never write “ gonna .” We’re gonna be late. gonna Don’t worry. The plane is gonna leave soon. gonna = going to Use “gonna” in conversation only.
Practice 2 Work with a partner. Make affirmative and negative statements about your plans. Use contractions.
cook watch TV visit listen study work clean travel play exercise fix stay Example: watch TV / exercise / tonight I’m going to watch TV tonight. I’m not going to exercise.