WILL / BE GOING TONAME:
Help with Grammar: The Future
A) Look at the sentences. Then fill in the gaps in these rules with
BE GOING TO
andmatch them to the appropriate sentence.a) We use WILL when we decide to do something at the time of speaking. b) We use BE GOING TO when we already have a plan or an intention to do something.c) We use BE GOING TO for a prediction that is based on present evidence (we predict the future because of something we can see in the present.d) We use WILL for a prediction that is not based on present evidence. It is based on what we think.e) We use WILL for promises, offers and requests.1. Don’t worry I will pass the final exam of Public Health.( E )2. Look at that car. It’s going to crash into the wall.( C )3. I’m going to travel to Miami next week. These are my tickets.( B )4. Mum! Don’t worry! I will answer the phone for you!( A )5. Kate will probably come to university.( D )
WILL / BE GOING TO
I. Using the words in parentheses, complete the text below with the appropriate tenses.1. A: Why are you holding a piece of paper?B: I (write) AM GOING TO WRITE a letter to my friends back home in Texas.2. A: I'm about to fall asleep. I need to wake up!B: I (get) WIL GET you a cup of coffee. That will wake you up.3. A: I can't hear the television!B: I (turn) WILL it up so you can hear it.4. We are so excited about our trip next month to France. We (visit) ARE GOING TO VISITParis, Nice and Grenoble.5. Sarah (come) IS GOING TO COME to the party. Oliver (be) WILL BE there aswell,
6. Ted: It is so hot in here!Sarah: I (turn) WILL TURN the air-conditioning on.7. I think he (be) WILL BE the next President of the United States.8. After I graduate, I (attend) AM GOING TO ATTEND medical school and become a doctor. Ihave wanted to be a doctor all my life.