*FUTURE TENSES: WILL/BE GOINGTOI will travel to Japan nextsummer : immediate decisionI am going to study Germanat school: plan
WILL / GOING TOThe two forms can sometimes be usedinterchangeably, they often express twodifferent intentions.I will probably go toLondon next summer.I am going to fly toLondon next Saturday.
*FUTURE TENSES: USES OFWILL1.-Instant decisions: Ok, I’ll see you on Friday2.-Predictions based in what we think: I amsure she will like you3.- Arrangements with other people (promisesand offers): Don’t worry, I’ll go and buy somefood for you.If we are not so certain about thefuture, we use will with expressionssuch as probably, possibly, I think, Ihope‘, ‘perhaps’.
FUTURE TENSE: WILL FORM• Affirmative: I will travel to Madrid inOctober• 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.
*FUTURE TENSE: BE GOINGTO FORM• Affirmative: I am going to travel by plane.• Interrogative: Are you going to travel byplane?• Negative: I am not going to travel by planebecause I am going to fly in a hot air balloon.
*FUTURE TENSES*TIME EXPRESIONS*Tomorrow, next week, next month, nextyear…I am going to travel to New York next year
*Change to future: be going to + verb1. They (take) a vacation next year.2. She (study) art at San Diego State University.3. We (have) a party next weekend.4. I (buy) a new car.5. The boyfriend and girlfriend (get) married.6. He (look) for a new job.7. The boss (give) everyone a pay raise.8. One student (be) absent tomorrow.9. I (no spend) any more money.