Unit 6 Writing About the Future WTUC December 07, 2006
Using ‘be going to’ (p.118) <ul><li>You can use ‘be going to’ when you talk about future plans or when you want to make pr...
Sample Statements (p. 119) Is going to study. He She (It) are going to study You We They am going to study. I
Study these samples (p. 119) <ul><li>Incorrect:  We going to go to the store in a few minutes. </li></ul><ul><li>are </li>...
Be Going to: Questions <ul><li>Am I going to fly …? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you/we/they going to fly? </li></ul><ul><li>Is s...
Study these examples (p. 119) <ul><li>Incorrect:   </li></ul><ul><li>Jim and Dave  are  going to buy a new car? </li></ul>...
Making Predictions (p. 120) Sample Answers <ul><li>It is going to rain. </li></ul><ul><li>She is going to get married. </l...
Note: Don’t use ‘gonna’ in academic writing <ul><li>Incorrect Writing: </li></ul><ul><li>I’m  gonna  buy a new shirt. </li...
Activity 2. Writing About Future Plans <ul><li>He is going to meet Mr. Green. </li></ul><ul><li>He is going to have dinner...
Michael’s Busy Schedule <ul><li>Michael is going to be a very busy man next week!  He is going to meet his mom and dad for...
Using Time Words p. 125 <ul><li>Time words usually occur at the beginning or the end of a sentence. </li></ul><ul><li>For ...
Activity 4: Practicing with Time Words <ul><li>First </li></ul><ul><li>Tuesday </li></ul><ul><li>next </li></ul><ul><li>Af...
Activity 5, pp 126-127 <ul><li>… is going to 15 years old. </li></ul><ul><li>… is going to wear… </li></ul><ul><li>… is go...
Activity 5, p. 126 <ul><li>Carmen is going to be 15 years old. </li></ul><ul><li>She is going to wear a beautiful gown. </...
Be Going to: with negatives <ul><li>Write the word ‘not’ between  be  verb and  going . </li></ul><ul><li>For example: </l...
Make contractions <ul><li>Are not= aren’t </li></ul><ul><li>Is not= isn’t </li></ul>
Complex Sentences <ul><li>Combine 2 sentences into 1 using a connecting word that is part of the sentence e.g. after, befo...
Commas in Complex Sentences <ul><li>When a complex sentence begins with a clause that contains a connecting words, put a c...
Activity 7: Identifying Sentence Types <ul><li>S </li></ul><ul><li>CD </li></ul><ul><li>CX </li></ul><ul><li>CX </li></ul>...
Activity 9, pp. 134-135 <ul><li>an </li></ul><ul><li>The </li></ul><ul><li>the </li></ul><ul><li>the </li></ul><ul><li>a <...
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  1. 1. Unit 6 Writing About the Future WTUC December 07, 2006
  2. 2. Using ‘be going to’ (p.118) <ul><li>You can use ‘be going to’ when you talk about future plans or when you want to make predictions- or guesses- about the future. </li></ul><ul><li>Form [ be + going to ] in front of the base form of the verb </li></ul>
  3. 3. Sample Statements (p. 119) Is going to study. He She (It) are going to study You We They am going to study. I
  4. 4. Study these samples (p. 119) <ul><li>Incorrect: We going to go to the store in a few minutes. </li></ul><ul><li>are </li></ul><ul><li>Correct: We ︽ going to go to the store in a few minutes. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Be Going to: Questions <ul><li>Am I going to fly …? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you/we/they going to fly? </li></ul><ul><li>Is she/he/it going to fly? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Study these examples (p. 119) <ul><li>Incorrect: </li></ul><ul><li>Jim and Dave are going to buy a new car? </li></ul><ul><li>Correct: </li></ul><ul><li>Are Jim and Dave going to buy a new car? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Making Predictions (p. 120) Sample Answers <ul><li>It is going to rain. </li></ul><ul><li>She is going to get married. </li></ul><ul><li>He is going to score a goal. </li></ul><ul><li>She is going to start an experiment. </li></ul><ul><li>They are going to go backpacking. </li></ul><ul><li>He is going to fall off a chair. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Note: Don’t use ‘gonna’ in academic writing <ul><li>Incorrect Writing: </li></ul><ul><li>I’m gonna buy a new shirt. </li></ul><ul><li>Correct Writing: </li></ul><ul><li>I’m going to buy a new shirt. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Activity 2. Writing About Future Plans <ul><li>He is going to meet Mr. Green. </li></ul><ul><li>He is going to have dinner with Andrea on Friday. </li></ul><ul><li>He is going to take his pet to the vet. </li></ul><ul><li>He is going to buy groceries. </li></ul><ul><li>He is going to play soccer on Saturday at 6 P.M. </li></ul><ul><li>He is going to give him a business report. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Michael’s Busy Schedule <ul><li>Michael is going to be a very busy man next week! He is going to meet his mom and dad for lunch on Sunday. On Monday, he is going to meet Mr. Green. He’s going to take his dog to the vet on Tuesday. He’s going to give Mr. Simms a business report on Wednesday. On Thursday, he’s going to buy groceries. He is going to have dinner with Andrea on Friday. Finally , he is going to play soccer at six o’clock on Saturday. Michael is the busiest man I know! </li></ul>
  11. 11. Using Time Words p. 125 <ul><li>Time words usually occur at the beginning or the end of a sentence. </li></ul><ul><li>For example </li></ul><ul><li>We are going to the movies on Saturday . </li></ul><ul><li>On Saturday, we are going to the movies. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Activity 4: Practicing with Time Words <ul><li>First </li></ul><ul><li>Tuesday </li></ul><ul><li>next </li></ul><ul><li>After that </li></ul><ul><li>Finally </li></ul>
  13. 13. Activity 5, pp 126-127 <ul><li>… is going to 15 years old. </li></ul><ul><li>… is going to wear… </li></ul><ul><li>… is going to go… </li></ul><ul><li>… are going to go… </li></ul><ul><li>… are going to have… </li></ul><ul><li>… is going to perform… </li></ul><ul><li>… is going to dance… </li></ul><ul><li>… (is going to) eat </li></ul><ul><li>… (is going to) celebrate. </li></ul><ul><li>… is never going to forget. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Activity 5, p. 126 <ul><li>Carmen is going to be 15 years old. </li></ul><ul><li>She is going to wear a beautiful gown. </li></ul><ul><li>First, she is going to go to Church… </li></ul><ul><li>Carmen’s quince party is going to held in a beautiful ballroom. </li></ul><ul><li>She and her friends/They are going to dance, eat, and celebrate. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Be Going to: with negatives <ul><li>Write the word ‘not’ between be verb and going . </li></ul><ul><li>For example: </li></ul><ul><li>I am not going to study. </li></ul><ul><li>He’s not going to study. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Make contractions <ul><li>Are not= aren’t </li></ul><ul><li>Is not= isn’t </li></ul>
  17. 17. Complex Sentences <ul><li>Combine 2 sentences into 1 using a connecting word that is part of the sentence e.g. after, before, because, if, although, since, and when. </li></ul><ul><li>Words in complex sentences are necessary part of one of the sentences (clauses) </li></ul><ul><li>E.g. </li></ul><ul><li>Joe played tennis after Vicky watched TV. </li></ul>Dependent clause
  18. 18. Commas in Complex Sentences <ul><li>When a complex sentence begins with a clause that contains a connecting words, put a comma at the end of the clause. </li></ul><ul><li>After she dinner, she called up her friend. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Activity 7: Identifying Sentence Types <ul><li>S </li></ul><ul><li>CD </li></ul><ul><li>CX </li></ul><ul><li>CX </li></ul><ul><li>S </li></ul><ul><li>CD…next year, but her brother is going… </li></ul><ul><li>… is over, we’re going to … </li></ul><ul><li>S </li></ul><ul><li>CD…are sisters, but they don’t get along… </li></ul><ul><li>S </li></ul><ul><li>CX…gets sick during a flight, the… </li></ul><ul><li>S </li></ul>
  20. 20. Activity 9, pp. 134-135 <ul><li>an </li></ul><ul><li>The </li></ul><ul><li>the </li></ul><ul><li>the </li></ul><ul><li>a </li></ul><ul><li>the </li></ul><ul><li>a </li></ul><ul><li>a </li></ul><ul><li>an </li></ul><ul><li>a </li></ul><ul><li>the </li></ul>

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