‘Will’ or ‘be going to’? – lesson plan (A2-B1)

Willvsbe going to‘ – it has never been easy to teach the differences between the two structures. I hope you will find the ideas helpful.

Introduction

Immediate Practice

will or be going to – worksheet I (printable)

Circle ‘will’ or ‘be going to’

  1. Watch out! You will/ ’re going to fall off the bicycle!
  2. I’m sure Kieran will/ ‘s going to pass the test.
  3. I doubt Mia will/ ‘s going to be promoted this year. Maybe next year.
  4. The concert is tomorrow evening. My mum will/ ‘s going to buy the tickets.
  5. You don’t look good. I will/ am going to call the ambulance.
  6. The bags must be heavy. I will/ am going to help you.
  7. My parents will/ are going to fly to New Mexico next Saturday.
  8. Do you think people will/ are going to live longer than 120 years?
  9. Peter is a big smoker. If he doesn’t quit smoking, he will/ is going to be sick soon.
  10. I watched the weather forecast. It will/ ‘s going to be rainy tomorrow. I only hope that next weekend it will / ‘s going to be sunny and hot again.

 

True or False? Write ‘T’ if the statement is true and ‘F’ if it is false. Correct the false sentences.

1. ‘will’ is used for spontaneous decisions  – …. 2. we use ‘be going to’ for predictions – ….
3. we use ‘be going to’ for something likely to happen – …. 4. ‘will’ is used for decisions we make now – ….
5. ‘will’ is used after ‘I think’ – …. 6. we use ‘be going to’ after ‘I doubt’ – ….
7. ‘be going to’ is used for plans – …. 8. ‘will’ is used for offers – …..

 

Complete the sentences. Use the correct forms of ‘will’ or ‘be going to’

  1. It looks serious. I think I ……………………………….…………. talk to my parents.
  2. Look at the dark cloud! It ……………………………….…………. to rain in a moment.
  3. Yesterday I had a short chat with my colleague. He ……………………………….…………. move out and find a new job.
  4. I’m sure Sophie ……………………………….…………. win the race. She’s been training all year long.
  5. You must be tired. I ……………………………….…………. make you a coffee.
  6. In ten years from now there ……………………………….…………. be a lot of electric cars on the roads.

More Practice

will or be going to-worksheet II (printable)

Students work in two or four groups, depending on the number of learners. Give half of all the groups worksheet 1 and the other half worksheet 2. Their task is to work in groups and prepare an oral presentation about the person showed in the picture. Based on the description provided, the learners are supposed to describe the person’s future, using ‘will’/’be going to’ and words and phrases in the box.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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