She is looking for money to pay for her purchase. Marian feels like ______________. I always do it wrong!! Today….. Tomorrow…. This blog post is dedicated to the future!! My friend is waiting for me in a restaurant in the city centre. This exercise is easy peasy lemon squeezy. This blog will specifically cover the uses of: will (+infinitive) and to be going to (+infinitive). When she gets home she is going to cover her new purchase in lights and decorations. Choose ‘will’ or ‘is/are going to’ to complete sentences. It is dedicated to the grammatical future, and to your future as an English language student. Students often ask: ‘Why do you have so many grammatical tenses? (NOT My father won’t to be happy when he sees this broken window! We also use the structure will + infinitive to make a prediction about the future. There are two ways we can make predictions about the future. Soon… Someday… This…. What is she going to buy? We hope that this blog helps you to understand the differences in meaning between these two structures and how we use them in English. Here are some predictions that we see on a regular basis: On television, the weather forecast predicts what the weather will be like tomorrow. Can’t make head or tail of something: unable to understand something/ unable to make sense of something Example: I really don’t like Ikea furniture. I am surrounded by sick people. The aim of the game is to make the most accurate predictions. It's interesting and exciting. She is standing outside holding something large and green. Weather forecasters use this information to make their predictions about the weather. A prediction is a statement that we make about the future. My father won’t be happy when he sees this broken window! The economy of the country is going to grow by 2%. Horoscopes make predictions about peoples jobs and careers. (afternoon, week, month, etc.) We do not have any evidence in the present telling us what the future is going to be. I will practice again will and won't, PinkTambourine90 replied on 31 January, 2020 - 01:13 Singapore Permalink. I am not sure if I understood what the teacher _____________ when he was explaining the present perfect continuous tense in class yesterday. WowPlasticGigan... replied on 20 September, 2019 - 12:28 Vietnam Permalink, BronzeGoldJellyfish replied on 11 March, 2019 - 11:54 Russia Permalink, LadySlugRock replied on 18 March, 2017 - 17:36 Azerbaijan Permalink, FierceQuartz2 replied on 22 December, 2016 - 12:04 China Permalink. We use both will and to be going to when we want to make a prediction about the future. 'Will' is used to Temperatures are going to be between 20 and 22 degrees Celsius. An economist is someone who has studied economics. Occasionally, you may think: ‘I just can’t make head or tail of it!’, Grammar can leave students pulling their hair out! People will drive flying cars in the future. This means that something now (in the present) tells us what is going to happen in the future. We use the structure to be going to + infinitive if we make a prediction about the future because we have evidence now that supports us in making that prediction. There’s more about using ‘will’ and ‘going to’ to talk about the future in Part 2 of this post. Prediction: A statement that we make about the future, To predict: To make a statement about the future, Weather forecaster: A man/woman who uses weather instruments to predict weather conditions. We are completely lost and I ______________ of this map. Who is he going to see? The United Kingdom's international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. However, if we use this structure we are guessing or stating our opinion. The students read the predictions on the worksheet and think about their partner’s future plans. In my language we do not have so many tenses!’. Want more? I can never make head or tail out of the instructions for putting the furniture together. Susan: She's going to visit her friend in Chicago next week. You can use both 'will' or 'going to' in the future, but we generally use 'going to' when speaking about plans: Mary: What's Ann going to do next week? Children won’t go to school in the future. I was listening but I have no idea what he was on about!! Divide the students into pairs and give each student a copy of the worksheet. I am not a weather forecaster but I am a very optimistic Irish person! Anyone could do this. I like the second game the best. When you break the language down you will see that English is a very expressive language and each grammatical structure that you use communicates a very specific idea and time. ), LadyRapDaisy replied on 16 October, 2020 - 15:16 Bangladesh Permalink. This prediction is guessing what your future is going to be. In the meantime, we hope the following will help. Thank you for reading our post. We can use ‘will’ or ‘’ll’ to talk about the future and make future predictions. FierceQuartz2 replied on 22 December, 2016 - 11:50 China Permalink. Taxes are not going to increase.”. Tomorrow she is going to ask her English teacher for some advice. To be on about: to mean Example: Did you understand anything he was saying yesterday. A prediction is a statement that we make about the future. Children won’t go to school in the future. Future Predictions (will / be going to) - Family Guy - YouTube Any future time can be used with will, may and might. I think ____________ rain! Sometimes English grammar can be tough! We will notdrive normal cars. For the negative, we can say ‘will not’ or ‘won’t’. We use to be + going to + infinitive when we make a prediction based on evidence we have now. Next… (week, year, month, etc.) I won’t forget my friends when I grow up. Perhaps one day you’ll visit our English school in Dublin! When a person makes a prediction they say what they think will happen in the future. The questions are easy so I got full marks. Economists make predictions regarding the economy in a country, levels of employment and unemployment and the creation of jobs. ‘will’ and ‘going to’ to talk about the future, Will and Going To for Intentions and Plans, Past Simple: Grammar Practice for St Patrick’s Day.
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