FUTURE TENSES Here starts the lesson! ‘Be going to’ Present Continuous ‘Will’ 01 ‘BE GOING TO’ ‘BE GOING TO’ To talk about intentions, plans and decisions: To express a prediction based on some evidence: He’s going to visit his uncle. Look at those clouds! It’s going to rain. He’s not going to watch a film. She can’t speak German. She isn’t going to understand those tourists. 02 PRESENT CONTINUOUS PRESENT CONTINUOUS PRESENT MEANING Actions that happen at the time we are speaking and actions in progress. I am talking to Jim now. He isn’t sleeping at the moment. FUTURE MEANING Actions that are likely to happen because they are scheduled and arranged. The plane is leaving in ten minutes. We are travelling to Paris next week. We’ve already paid the tickets. 03 FUTURE WITH ‘WILL’ FUTURE WITH WILL Spontaneous decisions. I like it. I’ll get it! To announce future actions. They won’t come later. Predictions based on personal belief. I think you will pass the test. My brother will live in Australia in 2040.