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GOING TO

Uses:
There are three Basic rules of the going to - future:

To talk about planned actions where the decision has been made before
speaking.

To express intentions. (We often use going to rather than will in informal
style)

A) Read the text:


The seaside
Mrs. Adams is putting some luggage in their car boot.
They are going to the seaside for their holidays.
Father: Well, Sheila, what are you going to do?
Tom: Im going to dive everyday. Ive got my snorkel, my waterproof camera, my
goggles and my flippers. And Im going to water-skiing too.
Father: Im speaking to Sheila, Tom. What are going to do Sheila?
Sheila: Im not going to dive. Im going to build sandcastles and Im also going to
pick up shells and pebbles. In the afternoons Im going to paint them and sell them.
Then I will have money to buy ice-creams.
What are you going to do mum?
Mother: Im going to sunbath. Im going to seat on a deckchair and read. Im also
going to walk barefoot among seaweed covered rocks.
And Im going to take some pictures, too. But, I think I forgotten to bring rolls of
film.
Tom: I also need rolls. I want to take pictures of the crabs.
Father: Dont worry. Sheila is going to pay for the new rolls with all the money she is
going to earn by selling shells and pebbles. Are you going to earn enough money,
Sheila?
Sheila: Of course.

B) Are these sentences true or false? Correct the false ones.

They are going to the mountains for their holidays.

Mark is going to the theatre and to the cinema.

Sheila is going to built sun castles.

Mother is going to sunbath.

C) Answer the following questions:

Where are they going to for their holidays?

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Are they going to the theatre?

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Is Tom going to take pictures of crabs?

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Is Sheila going to earn enough money to buy new rolls?

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D) Complete the sentences. Use going to form of the verbs in the box.
Play

celebrate

make

spend

start

not go

not take

not have

Mark ____________ the piano at the school concert next week.

Marys mum ____________ a new job next week.

I ____________ a party for my birthday this year.

Mum ____________ me a cake for my birthday party next week.

Alan and John ____________ their birthday next weekend.

Dad ____________ to work on Tuesday.

I ____________ two weeks with my grandparents in the country.

We ____________ the train tomorrow.

E) What are your plans for the next weekend?


Start like this: Next weekend Im going to the mountains/ seaside/beach
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