Tuesday Class

Future: going to OR will OR present continuous?My friend is going to live in Italy. That boat is going to sink – there are too many passengers. Goodbye. I’ll see you tomorrow. – I can’t see you tomorrow. I’m playing tennis.

A Present continuous

Gill’s got a new boyfriend, Jack. She’s looking at her diary. GILL: I’m meeting Jack at 8.30 next Saturday.1 Has Jack agreed to meet Gill next Saturday? ….......…2 Is Gill talking about a an arrangement OR b a possibility?

□B Going to

Gill wants a new dress for Saturday GILL: I’m going to buy a new dress.Gill has made a decision. What is her plan now? She ………...............…………. a new dress.

C Going to

Gill wants to go into town to buy her dress.She’s looking at some black clouds.GILL: I need an umbrella. It’s going to rain.1 Is it raining now? ….......…2 What seems certain because of the black clouds? It ……...................…………... rain.

D Will

Gill’s phoning Jack about Saturday.GILL: I’m getting the 7.45 bus.So, I’ll arrive in town at 8.15.The bus into town usually takes 30 minutes. What time will the 7.45 arrive in town? It ………….........................… at 8.15. (This is a simple future fact.)

E Will

GILL: Can you meet me?JACK: Yes. I’ll meet you at the bus station.Does Jack decide to meet Gill a before she asks the question OR b at the moment he speaks?

Future: going to OR will OR present continuous?

My friend is going to live in Italy. That boat is going to sink – there are too many passengers. Goodbye. I’ll see you tomorrow. – I can’t see you tomorrow. I’m playing tennis.1

Match the sentences with the explanations.1

1 – Hi, Dan! What are you doing at the weekend?   ____

2 – I’m staying at home on Saturday.  _____

3 – What are you going to do?_______

4 – I’m going to revise for my exams.____

5 – Will you be free on Saturday evening______

6 – Yes, I’m not doing anything in the evening_____

7 – Good. We can watch the match on TV. I’ll come at 7.30______

8 – OK. I’ll see you on Saturday.____

9-I must go now. The cat’s on the table. It’s going to eat my dinner______

a An intention, a plan made before the moment of speaking.

b An intention, a decision that we make now, at the moment of speaking.

c A future event or action that seems certain because of something we can see now.

d A simple future fact.

e An arrangement made for a particular time in the future.

2 What do you say? Use the present continuous or will or going to.

1 You’re 16. It’s your birthday next Friday.I (be) ................................ 17 next Friday.

2 To celebrate your birthday, your parents wanted to take you to a restaurant, but yesterday you decided to have a big party.I don’t want to go to a restaurant. I (have) …………………………………… a big party.

3 You’ve invited twenty people. They’ve all accepted the invitation. You’re telling your parents about the arrangement.Twenty people (come) …………………………………… to my party.

4 You aren’t sure what to wear on Friday. Decide!I know! I (wear) …………………………………… my white trousers.

5 You want to have the party outside. You’re watching the TV weather forecast.Great! It (not rain) …………………………………… on Friday.

3 Which sentence follows the first sentence? Underline the correct verb form.

1 I’m free tomorrow. (I’m not working. / I won’t work.)

2 I’ve decided to go into town. (I’ll buy / I’m going to buy some new clothes.)

3 My sister can’t come with me. (She works / She’s working tomorrow morning.)

4 Who can I ask to go with me? I know! (I’m going to phone / I’ll phone Kate.)

5 We can get the 8.30 bus. (We’ll be / We’re going to be in town at 9.00.)

4 This is a dialogue in a romantic film. Complete the dialogue, using the present continuous (x 2), will (x 2) and going to (x 1)

.– When (1 you leave) ............................................. ?– Tomorrow. (2 I get) ............................................. the 8.00 train.– When (3 you be) ............................................. back?– In a year, two years – I don’t know, but I promise (4 I come) ............................................. back.– Two years! Oh, Ralph, I’m so unhappy. (5 I cry) ............................................. DESIGNED TO PHOTOCOPY 2