Present Simple Present Continuous Future SimpleTo be going toTo be to 1. Future plans, arrangements, appointments. Settled plans at a specific time and place. The arrangements have already been made. Ex: We are getting married next month. (the wedding has already been arranged). Intentions decided at the time of speaking. Ex: Come on, I'll help you with those bags. (seeing that someone is struggling with their shopping bags). Intentions that have already been decided before the time of speaking but have not been fully planned. Ex: We're going to get married. (referri ng to a past decision). An official arrangement. Ex: The German Chancellor is to visit France.
Present SimplePresent Continuous Future Simple To be going to To be to 2. Timetables, programs. Ex: The train arrives at 5 p.m. The film starts at 6 p.m.
Present Simple Present Continuous Future SimpleTo be going toTo be to 3. Predictions Predictions that are based on personal judgment, opinion or intuition. Ex: I think you will find this book interesting. (opinion) ! Often after: I think I believe I suppose In my opinion Probably May be Predictions that are based on present evidence. Ex: My sister is going to have a baby. (you can see that she is pregnant).
Present SimplePresent Continuous Future Simple To be going toTo be to 4. In clauses of time and conditions. After: when, while, before, after, until, till….. if, unless, on condition… I will go for a walk AFTER I do my homework. We will go to the country IF the weather is fine.
Guess the meaning My train _____at (to leave) Look! The sky is overcasts. It _____(to rain). Hey John! Wait a minute. I_____ a word with you. (to have) You____ the sweets on the shelf. (not/to reach)
Match the questions with the replies. a. Are you free on Saturday night? 1. Yes, I'm seeing her tomorrow. b. What are your plans for the winter holidays? 2. No, I'm leaving on Friday morning. c. What are the arrangements for the trip tomorrow? 3. Not really. I need to study for the test. d. Where is Lisa going? I must talk to her. 4. She'll be back in a minute. e. Are you going to be at the party on Sunday? 5. I'm going to visit my friends. f. Do you still go out with Helen? 6. We're leaving at 8 a.m. Practice
Put the verb into the correct form: present simple, present continuous, going to or will. -I (go) to the cinema this evening. -Look at those clouds! It (rain) -I'm too tired to walk home. I think I (take) a taxi (the film/begin) at 3.30 or 4.30? -He (not/use) the car this evening, so you can have it. -I bought this T-shirt but it's too big. I think I (return/it). -Who (you/invite) to your birthday's party? -I (not/go) out this evening. I (stay) at home. -Sue (come) to see us tomorrow. She (travel) by train and her train … (arrive) at 'Would you like tea or coffee?' 'I (have) a coffee, please. -(Suddenly) I've decided not to stay here any longer! Tomorrow I (look) for somewhere else to stay. -It's a bit cold. The window is open and you decide to close it. You say: I think I (close) the window. Practice