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The Future with Be Going To: Statements

Vacation Plans
Vacation Plans
My husband and I need to What
Whereare you
can going
I take to
you?
go going
We’re to the to
airport.
take a do in China?
vacation to China.

Oh, we have many


plans. We’re going to
have a great time.
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 Base Form Verb


Subject Verb going to + Other Words

I am going to study Chinese.

Sandy is going to visit museums.


They are going to travel to Beijing.
Look at the chart. Use be + going
to + a base form verb to describe
Practice 1 the vacation plans of the people
below.

Person Future Plan

Mr. Jones watch a parade

Mrs. Jones take photographs


Mr. and Mrs.
see famous places
Jones
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.

We’re gonna be late.


Don’t worry. The
plane is
gonna leave soon.

= going to
Work with a partner. Make
affirmative and negative
Practice 2 statements about your plans. Use
contractions.

Example:
1. tonight watch TV / exercise / tonight
2. tomorrow I’m going to watch TV
tonight.
3. this afternoon
4. next week I’m not going to
exercise.
5. next year

cook watch TV visit listen


study work clean travel
play exercise fix stay