Level 100 – Future Activities

Video Lessons: “I will…” vs. “I’m going to…”

 

 


English Grammar Online’s Review: Going to

Going to future expresses a conclusion about the immediate future or an action in the near future that has already been planned or prepared.

Form of going to Future

positive negative question
I I am going to speak. I am not going to speak. Am I going to speak?
you / we / they You are going to speak. You are not going to speak. Are you going to speak?
he / she / it He is going to speak. He is not going to speak. Is he going to speak?
 Use of going to Future
  • an action in the near future that has already been planned or prepared

    example: I am going to study harder next year.

  • a conclusion about the immediate future

    example: The sky is absolutely dark. It is going to rain.

Signal Words

  • in one year, next week, tomorrow

Exercises on going to Future

Tests


English Grammar Online’s Review: Will

Will future expresses a spontaneous decision, an assumption with regard to the future or an action in the future that cannot be influenced.

Form of will Future

positive negative question
no differences I will speak. I will not speak. Will I speak?
 Use of will Future
  • a spontaneous decision

    example: Wait, I will help you.

  • an opinion, hope, uncertainty or assumption regarding the future

    example: He will probably come back tomorrow.

  • a promise

    example: I will not watch TV tonight.

  • an action in the future that cannot be influenced

    example: It will rain tomorrow.

  • conditional clauses type I

    example: If I arrive late, I will call you.

Signal Words

  • in a year, next …, tomorrow
  • Vermutung: I think, probably, perhaps

Exercises on will Future

Tests

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