Going to - One Minute Grammar

Todd / United Statesflaf

What are you plans for tonight? What are you going to do?
In this video, I'm going to talk a little bit about my plans for tonight. So right now, I'm at a park, you can come see the park here. And I am going to go running. I am going to run for about 40 minutes, and I am going to get some exercise. I really need to run. I try to run one hour every day. And then after I run, I'm going to take some photos of the park because I love this park, and I'm going to share them with my friends. I'm going to post on Facebook.

And then after that, I am going to drive home. Then I'm going to have dinner with my family. I think tonight we're going to have pizza, although I'm not sure. And then after dinner, I think I'm going to relax and chat with my mom and my dad. And then I'm going to go to bed early. I'm not going to stay up late because tomorrow I have to get up early, because I'm going to drive to another city, and I'm going to meet my niece and nephew because my nephew is getting married.

So, I'm going to be doing a lot of things. So, I'm going to be very busy. What about you? What are you going to have for dinner tonight? Are you going to see anybody tonight? And what are you going to do tomorrow?

Grammar Focus

be + going to + base verb

We use this structure, going to , to talk about future plans or intentions.

The words going to is often spoken as gonna in natural speech. Normally, we do not use this form in written English.


What are you going to do?
When are you going to get here?
Who are you going to see?
Where are you going to stay?
Why are you going to do that?
How are you going to get there?


I am going to call you.
You are going to be fine.
She is going to make a lot of money.
He is going to be sorry.
It’s going to rain soon.
They are going to come by taxi.
We are going to get in trouble.


I am not going to say anything.
You are not going to regret this.
She is not going to work tonight.
He’s not going to call you.
It is not going to happen.
They are not going to play.
We are not going to make it.

Y/N Questions

Are you going to eat that?
Yes, I am.
No, I’m not.

Is she going to play?
Yes, she is.
No, she isn’t.

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