Grammar 3-05 | High Beginner 3

Future with Going to

Katie talks about her plans to study Spanish in Spain using the form 'going to' to discuss the future.

Conversation #1
Man: What are you going to do for summer break?
Woman: I’m going to study Spanish in Spain?
Man: Nice, where are you going to study?
Woman: I’m not going to take any classes. I’m just going to live there and learn the language.
Man: Good idea. You’re going to learn a lot.
Woman: I hope so. I’m going to really focus on learning Spanish naturally. Every day I’m going to try to talk to as many people as I can.

Conversation #2
Man: When are you going to mail this? It is due next week.
Woman: I going to do it tomorrow when I go to post office?
Man: How are you going to send it, by express mail or local mail?
Woman: I’m going to send it by local mail.
Man: Why? It’s going to take forever to get there.
Woman: But it’s still going to get there in time, and it’s going to save money.
Man: Well, if it doesn’t, you’re going to regret it.
Woman: Just relax. It’s not going to be late. Trust me.

Going to

be + going to + base verb

We use this structure, going to , to talk about future plans or intentions.

The words going to is often spoken as gonna in natural speech. Normally, we do not use this form in written English.


What are you going to do?
When are you going to get here?
Who are you going to see?
Where are you going to stay?
Why are you going to do that?
How are you going to get there?


I am going to call you.
You are going to be fine.
She is going to make a lot of money.
He is going to be sorry.
It’s going to rain soon.
They are going to come by taxi.
We are going to get in trouble.


I am not going to say anything.
You are not going to regret this.
She is not going to work tonight.
He’s not going to call you.
It is not going to happen.
They are not going to play.
We are not going to make it.

Y/N Questions

Are you going to eat that?
Yes, I am.
No, I’m not.

Is she going to play?
Yes, she is.
No, she isn’t.

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