Beginner English Grammar (A2) Lesson 5 of 25

Going to / Future Tense

Read and listen to four conversations using the grammar.

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Conversation 1

Woman: What are you going to do tonight?
Man: I’m just going to stay home. What about you?
Woman: I’m going to the movies with Karen.
Man: Oh? What are you going to see?
Woman: We’re going to see the new Marvel movie. Do you want to come?
Man: No, I’ll pass. But thanks for asking.
Woman: Are you sure? It’s going to be fun.
Man: No thanks. I’m just going to take it easy tonight.
Woman: OK, maybe next time.

Conversation 2

Man: So, what are you going to do this summer?
Woman: Nothing. I’m going to visit my grandparents. We’re going to go camping.
Man: That sounds fun. Where are you going?
Woman: We’re going to stay at a campground near their house.
Man: Oh, are you going to stay in a cabin?
Woman: No, we’re going to camp by the lake. It’s really beautiful there.
Man: Well, I hope you have a nice trip.
Woman: Thanks. It’s going to be a lot of fun.

Conversation 3

Woman: We’re going to a barbecue tonight. Care to join us?
Man: Oh, I love barbecue! What are you going to cook?
Woman: We are going to grill either chicken or steak.
Man: That sounds delicious, I’d love to go. When should I come over?
Woman: We’re not going to start until 7, so around then.
Man: Great. Should I bring anything?
Woman: David is going to bring salad, so maybe you can bring dessert.
Man: Great! How many people are coming?
Woman: There’s going to be about 10 people.
Man: OK, I’ll bring some ice cream.
Woman: Perfect. Everyone will love that.

Conversation 4

Man: Where are you going for vacation?
Woman: I’m going to Hawaii.
Man: Lucky you! When are you going?
Woman: Next week, on the 5th.
Man: How long are you going to be there?
Woman: About a week. 8 days.
Man: Where are you going to stay?
Woman: We’re going to stay at a resort, on the beach.
Man: Are you going to take your kids?
Woman: No, I’m just going with my husband. My kids are going to stay with their grandparents.
Man: Well, have a nice trip!
Woman: Thanks, I’m excited about it!

Going to

be + going to + base verb

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

The words going to are 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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