Quiz: Using "Will" and "Going to" to Talk About the Future

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You can use both 'will' or 'going to' in the future, but we generally use 'going to' when speaking about plans:

  • Mary: What's Ann going to do next week?
  • Susan: She's going to visit her friend in Chicago next week.

'Will' is used to make predictions:

  • Peter: What do you think about Tom.
  • John: I think he'll win the election the next month.

Make promises:

  • Son: I promise I'll clean up after the party.
  • Mom: Okay, you can have a party next week.

React to situations and information as they arise:

  • Student: I don't understand this grammar.
  • Teacher: I'll help you. What don't you understand.

Grammar Quiz

Use 'will' or 'going to' to fill in the gaps.

1. What __________ (do) next weekend? Do you have any plans?

2. David: I'm hungry! Ken: I ________ (make) you a sandwich. What do you want?

3. I __________ (finish) the report by the end of next week. You can believe me.

4. What do you think you ________ (study) when you go to college in five years?

5. He promises they _______ (deliver) the package by the end of the week.

6. I've finally made up my mind. I __________ (become) a lawyer when I grown up.

7. It's hard to predict the future. I think we _______ (live) here for a long time, but you never know.

8. I've bought my ticket. I ___________ (fly) to Chicago next week.

Quiz: Using "Will" and "Going to" to Talk About the Future

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