BE GOING TO + INFINITIVE
+ I am going to play / He is going to play/ They are going to
- I am not going to play / He is not going to play/ They are
not going to play
? Am I going to play? / Is he going to play? / Are they going
Yes, I am
No, he isn’t
Future plans. e. g. I’m going to travel to Paris next year
Predictions when there is evidence. e.g. Look! It’s very
cloudy! It’s going to rain
+ I am playing football / He is playing football / They are
- I am not playing football / He is not playing football /
They are not playing football
? Am I playing football? / Is he playing football? / Are
they playing football?
Yes, I am
No, I he isn’t
Arrangements. e.g. I’m seeing The hobbit next Friday, I
bought the tickets this morning
+ I will play
- I will not/won’t play
? Will you play?
Yes, I will
No, I won’t
Shall I? / Shall we? Are used to make suggestions
- Future predictions when there isn’t evidence (it’s just an opinion).
e.g. I think it will not rain on your wedding day, it would be very
- Promises, offers and spontaneous decisions. e.g.: I’ll always love
you / Those bags are very heavy, I’ll help you. / I’ll have a tea.
Complete the sentences with the right form of “going
to”, “will” or “the present continuous”:
is going to explode
1. Watch out! This car ________________ (explode) any
2. Can you remind me of my visit to the dentist
will certainly forget
tomorrow? I _________________ (I, forget, certainly)
3. The bus is late. I have a feeling it _____________ (not
arrive) before 5 o'clock.
are never going to repair
4. Look at the engine! We _____________________
(never repair) it on time!
5. Let's stop by the supermarket. Coke ________ (be)
6. Jane knows maths well. She ____________ (help)
Shall I open
7. _________________ (open) the window? It’s really
8. My cousin __________________ (arrive) at 5.30.