The Future with Be Going To: Statements
Vacation Plans
Vacation Plans
we
have
many
We’re
going
to
take
a to
MyOh,
husband
and
I need
plans.
going
vacation
to China.
go We’re
to the
airport.to
have a great time.
What
are
you
going
to
Where
can
I take
you?
do in China?
Vacation Plans
My
I am
We
husband
going
are going
to
is watch
going
to visit
traditional
to the
seeGreat
Chinese
Chinese
Wallmartial
of dancing.
China.
arts.
Be Going To
We can use be going to to talk about the
future.
They are going to take a boat down
the Yangtze River next week.
I am going to try local Chinese
food tomorrow.
Form
To form the future with be going to, use am, is,
or are + going to + the base form of the verb.
Be
Verb
going to
Base Form Verb
+ Other Words
I
am
going to
study Chinese.
Sandy
is
going to
visit museums.
They
are
going to
travel to Beijing.
Subject
Practice 1
Look at the chart. Use be + going
to + a base form verb to describe
the vacation plans of the people
below.
Person
Future Plan
Mr. Jones
watch a parade
Mrs. Jones
take photographs
Mr. and Mrs.
Jones
see famous places
You
???
Example:
is going to watch a parade.
Mr. Jones ________________
Negative Statements
To make a negative sentence, place not
before going to.
She is not going to go to the zoo.
They are not going to take a bus.
Contractions
Use contractions in speaking and informal
writing.
The concert’s going to start soon.
We aren’t going to buy souvenirs.
Pronunciation
In speaking only, we sometimes pronounce
going to as “gonna.” Never write “gonna.”
Use “gonna” in
conversation only.
Don’t worry. The
plane is
gonna leave soon.
= going to
We’re gonna be late.
Practice 2
Work with a partner. Make
affirmative and negative
statements about your plans. Use
contractions.
Example:
1. tonight watch TV / exercise / tonight
2. tomorrow
3. this afternoon
I’mI’m
going
to watch
not going
to TV
tonight.
exercise.
4. next week
5. next year
cook
watch TV
visit
listen
study
work
clean
travel
play
exercise
fix
stay