When you want to talk about future events or plans, you have some options. We are going to review two forms in this post; “Be going to” and Present Continuous.
Remember the difference
“Be going to” – It’s a very general future form for plans or things we can’t control or decide like the weather.
Present Continuous – It can express the same idea as “Be going to” but we normally use it with a date, time, or place that isn’t the one you are at the moment.
Check this quiz and let’s review some with some exercises – all of them have to talk about the future.
#1 Tomorrow, we ____________ some drinks at Jon’s for her birthday.
are going to have
#2 Everybody ____________ costumes at the Halloween party on Friday.
is going to wear
#3 What are you ____________ on Sunday?
going to do
#4 Juliet ________________ a New Year’s Eve party at her penthouse.
is going to throw
#5 Are we ____________ anything for Janet?
going to buy
#6 My mom ____________. We have to cook dinner for the party.
isn't going to come
#7 I ________________ to Janel’s party, I’m sick.
'm not going to go
'm not going
#8 I’m sure the surprise party ________________ fantastic.
is going to be
#9 Did you hear that on Sunday it ________________ a lot? Maybe we ________________ the party.
is going to rain / are going to
is going to rain / aren't going to go
is raining / are going to
is raining / aren't going to go
#10 I ________________ to the party, but I ________________. I’m really tired.
am going to go / am not going to drive
am going / am driving
am not going / am not driving