FUTURE SIMPLE , “BE GOINGTO” AND PRESENTCONTINUOUS
FUTURE SIMPLE We use future simple (will + bare infinitive) for: Decisions made at the moment of speaking I’m tired. I’ll go to bed. Predictions about the future, based on what we think, believe or imagine; expressions be sure, be afraid; adverbs probably, certainly, perhaps I’m sure he will call soon.
Promises, threats, warnings, requests, hopes and offers Will you help me tidy the room? Actions, events, situations which will definitely happen in the future and which we can’t control Jenny will be 7 years old next month.
“Be going to “ We use “be going to” For plans , intentions or ambitions for the future She is going to become a doctor when she grows up. Actions we have already decided to do in the near futurePaul is going to visit his aunt this weekend.
Predictions based on what we can see or what we knowLook out! That branch is going to fall onto the road.
Present Continuous We use Present Continuous for fixed arrangements in the near future, especially when the time and place have been decided. We’re going to the opera next Saturday.