Going To Unit 6

Going to is not a tense.  It is a special structure that we use to talk about the future.  It is formed with the subject + the verb to be + going to + infinitive.

This is a good moment to revise the verb to be as many young students do not fully grasp what it is: am, are, is.

Going to is used:

  • When the speaker has the intention of doing something before he/she speaks.  E.g. Mary has just won the lottery.  She says she is going to stop work.
    It is raining, so we are not going to go to the beach. Are you going to go on holiday this year?

  • When the speaker has evidence that something is about to happen.
    E.g.  Those cars are driving very fast.  There is going to be an accident.  There aren’t any clouds in the sky.  It isn’t going to rain.  When is your cousin going to give birth?

Going to can also be used in the past. E.g. I was going to go on holiday but now I am not.  

Fill in the blanks.

  1. When ……. the team going …… play away?

  2. The coach is ……. to choose his players today.

  3. Who …… the coach …… to leave on the bench?

  4. When ……. that striker ever ……. to score a goal?

  5. The coach isn’t …….. …… allow the players to leave the hotel this evening.

  6. We …….  ………  …. buy a ticket for the next derby.

  7. Are the fans ………  …… respect the referee’s decision?

  8. Look, the striker …… ……. ……. score a goal at last!

  9. There ……. ……  to be a fight.  Take care.

  10. Where …… the next World Cup ……. …… be?

Answers

  1. When IS the team going TO play away?

  2. The coach is GOING to choose his players today.

  3. Who IS the coach GOING to leave on the bench?

  4. When IS that striker ever GOING to score a goal?

  5. The coach isn’t GOING TO allow the players to leave the hotel this evening.

  6. We ARE GOING TO buy a ticket for the next derby.

  7. Are the fans GOING TO respect the referee’s decision?

  8. Look, the striker IS GOING TO score a goal at last!

  9. There IS GOING to be a fight.  Take care.

  10. Where IS the next World Cup GOING TObe?