Unit 2.2

Be going to

Introduction

Be going to is a structure that refers to the future {see Be going to, A1 level}.

Form

 {See Be going to, A1 level}. 

Example

Commands

  • You are going to talk to the boss!
  • He is going to work as a babysitter.
  • They are not going to meet with the client.

Predictions

  • The profit is low. We are going to go bankrupt.
  • The profit is high. We are not going to go bankrupt.
  • The profit is low. Are we going to go bankrupt?

Things that are about to happen

  • Look at the statistics. It is going to be a successful marketing campaign.
  • Look at the statistics. It is not going to be a successful marketing campaign.
  • Look at the statistics. Is it going to be a successful marketing campaign? 

Use

We use the future with the be going to structure to talk, deny or ask about:

  • Commands (affirmative and negative forms);
  • Predictions (based on signs we see at the moment);
  • Things that are about to happen (that we are sure about).

Summary

We can use be going to to express commands, predictions and things that are about to happen.

For example:
— “I am going to work on an important project next month.” = We use be going to to show the speaker’s intention of working on an important project, but it is not arranged yet.
♦ “I am working on an important project next month.” = We use present continuous for future to show that it is already arranged that the speaker will work on an important project.

Let’s revise this content within the {Form} section. Take a look at the {Example} section that shows its use within a context.

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