We use the idiomatic future, sometimes referred to as near future, when we wantto express a future action that will occur relatively soon or when we have decidedto do something. In other words, our intention is to do something,we use:
BE GOING TO + INFINITIVE.
am going to drive
to the supermarket in about 10 minutes.Susan
is going to work
are going to move
re going to see
an excellent movie tonight.What
going to do
on the weekend?
going to study
during his Christmas vacation?
Complete the following sentences using am/are/is going to + one of these verbsweargiveeatcookbuysellstudytakewalkdorainplay1. I don’t have anything fancy in my closet. What ________ I __________________ to the party?2. This sweater doesn’t fit me anymore. I __________________________ it to mysister.3. John is very hungry. He ________________________ at McDonalds.4. It’s Jeff’s birthday next week. What ________ we ______________________ him?5. I’m starving! What ________ you _____________________ for dinner ?6. If you ________________________ to the park bring an umbrella. I think it ______________________ .7. Mary ___________________________ for her exams.8. ___________ you _____________________ your computer? Because I reallyneed one.9. What _________ you _______________________ after you graduate fromuniversity ?10. Karen ___________________________ a trip to Europe for a month.11. My brother ____________________________ basketball for the national team.
List some things you are going to do later today. Then discuss them inclass.