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Teaching English Grammar – Be Going To + Infinitive (A2) – Grammar Explained

Having troubles teaching BE GOING + INFINITIVE (VERB)? Look at the explanations and exercises below. They will give you some ideas and guide you.

Please note that the activities in this section are for elementary level students, and correspond to level A2 from the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
You will be able to download the Answer Sheet for the exercises below.

Expressing Intention and Prediction BE GOING + INFINITIVE (VERBS)

Formation:

Positive/ Negative Sentences

Subject To Be (not) going to verb
I am (not) going to come tomorrow.
You are (not) going to see me today.
He/ She/ It is (not) going to stop.
We are (not) going to swim next week.
You are (not) going to finish the game soon.
They are (not) going to go to school.

Interrogative Sentences (Questions)

To Be Subject (not) going to verb
Am I (not) going to visit them?
Are you (not) going to play golf?
Is he/ she/ it (not) going to start?
Are we (not) going to finish soon?
Are you (not) going to talk to him?
Are they not going to leave?

Grammar Box/ Usage

We use To Be+Going To+Verb (inf.) when:
1. we want to talk about a planned action for the future.
E.g. I am going to visit you on Wednesday.
2. we are making a prediction.
E.g. It’s really cold. I’m sure it is going to snow tomorrow.

Grammar Practice:

1. Look at the example, and change the sentence accordingly.

e.g. David will go camping. → David is going to go camping.

  1.  Stoyan will come to the party.
  2. A famous pop singer will have a concert in our town.
  3. It’s quite cloudy. It will rain tomorrow.
  4.  Paula’s sister will visit here this year.
  5. They will play on the finals.
  6. This old building will fall down.

2. Underline the correct option.

e.g. You is/ are going to start playing with that band.

  1. Dave and Venice is/ are going to go hiking.
  2. Her sister is very kind. She is/ are going to offer us tea.
  3. I don’t like getting wet. I is/ am definitely taking an umbrella tomorrow.
  4. They are best friends, so they am/ are going to go together.
  5.  The exam is quite difficult. I is/ am going to study hard.
  6. Is/ Are you going to come to the museum with me?

3. Make a question.

e.g. You are going to visit me. → Are you going to visit me?

  1. They are going to stop running when they get tired.
  2. Mr Tanner isn’t going to buy a new car.
  3. Alfonso is going to go fishing on Sunday.
  4. Doris is going to cook something delicious for dinner.
  5.  Her dog is going to bring her the newspaper.
  6. Klaus isn’t going to visit me.


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