Will or going to ?

Will or going to ? 

When we want to talk about future facts or things we believe to be true about the future, we use ‘will’.

  • I’m sure you’ll like her.
  • I’m certain The new president will  do a good job.

   If we are not so certain about the future, we use ‘will’ with expressions such as ‘probably’, ‘possibly’, ‘I think’, ‘I hope’.

  • I’ll possibly come but I may not get back in time.
  • I think we’ll sign the contract tomorrow.

   At the moment of making a decision, use ‘will’. Once you have made the decision, talk about it using ‘going to’.

  • I’ll call Jenny to let her know. Sarah, I need Jenny’s number. I’m going to call her about the meeting.

    Use “ will “ for Promises

1-   If I am elected president of theUnited States, I’ll make sure you will have access to inexpensive health insurance.

   Use “ will “ when you offer to do something for someone.

A /  I am very hungry.

B : Ok, I “ll make some sandwiches right now.

 II – Going to

.   If you are making a future prediction based on evidence in the present situation, use ‘going to’.

1- Not a cloud in the sky. It’s going to be another warm day.

2- Look at the queue. We’re not going to get in for hours.

3- Be careful! You’re going to spill your coffee.

   Use “ going to”  when you have a plan.

1-   We are going to meet at 6:00 at the railway station.

2-   I am going to invite my colleagues for diner tonight.

Omar Ait Hnizzi – Lycée IbnBattouta/Aklim 

Exercices:

1. PUT THE WORDS IN ORDER
2. WRITE SENTENCES GOING TO-
3. COMPLETE THE SENTENCES
4. PUT THE WORDS IN ORDER 2
5. PUT THE WORDS IN ORDER 3
6. COMPLETE THE SENTENCES
7. MATCH THE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
8. MATCH THE SENTENCES
9. MATCH THE SENTENCES 2

WILL
1. WILL OR WON’T
2. WILL OR GOING TO
3. COMPLETE THE SENTENCES

IF…
1. MATCH THE TWO PARTS OF THE SENTENCE
2. MATCH THE TWO PARTS OF THE SENTENCE 2
3. COMPLETE THE SENTECES
4. COMPLETE THE SENTENCES 2
5. MATCH THE TWO PARTS OF THE SENTENCES 3
6. CHOOSE THE CORRECT ANSWER

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