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'Going to' and 'will'

Introduction

"be going to" is used to talk about
For example:

Part 1 - "be going to" positive

We use the verb "be"
+ going to
+ the infinitive of the main verb (without "to"): 'm (am), 's (is), 're (are).


For example:

Practice

Complete the sentences with the correct "be going to" positive form of the verb in brackets.

  • Jenny French in the summer. (learn)
     
  • My mother and father to the party. (agree)
     
  • I some biscuits this afternoon. (bake)
     
  • He me a present. (bring)
     

Part 2 - "be going to" negative

To make the sentence negative, we make the verb "be" negative:
'm not (am not), isn't (is not), aren't (are not)


For example:

Practice

Complete the sentences with the correct "be going to" negative form of the verb in brackets.

  • Tony his exams. (pass)
     
  • I pasta. (eat)
     
  • We online. (chat)
     
  • Sarah and David their father. (contact)
     

Part 3 - "be going to" questions

To make questions we put the verb "be" before the subject

For example:

Short answers
Yes, I am.
No, am not.
'm not.
Yes, he, she, it is.
No, is not.
isn't.
Yes, you
we
they
are.
No, are not.
aren't.

Practice

Complete the sentences with the correct "be going to" question form of the verb in brackets.

  • you your mistakes? (correct)
     
  • he the street? (cross)
     
  • they quickly? (decide)
     
  • it cold? (be)
     

Further practice

Choose the correct answer to complete the sentence: a, b, c or d.

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