Going to + Infinitive: Planning my Weekend
In this set of tutorial for beginners, learners should be able to use “be going to” in order to explain what their plans are for the future.
In this lesson, students will know what they plans and intentions for the future and they ask questions, play a board game, read a funny story and write their own classroom reader.
1. Objectives: At the end of this lesson, the students should be able to;
- use “be going to” in order to explain what their plans are for the future.
11. Subject matter: be going to＋infinitive verbs (usage: intention, prediction)
Planning My Weekend
Vocabulary Focus: leisure/ weekend activities
111. Learning Experiences
1. Students listen to the text and fill in the blanks.
My sister and I are going to have the most amazing weekend together! We are going to see some friends and eat out on Friday evening. Then, on Saturday, we are going to make some sandwiches and go on a picnic in the park. I love the trees in spring. The weather is going to be sunny and warm. I am going to read a book and relax. On Sunday, I am going to work out, and my sister is going to surf the internet. After that, we are going to rent a movie and spend the evening at home.
My __________ and I are going to have the most amazing weekend together! We are going to see some __________ and eat out on Friday evening. Then, on __________, we are going to make some sandwiches and go on a picnic __________. I love the trees in spring. The weather is going to be __________ and warm. I am going to ____________and relax. On Sunday, I am going to work out, and my sister is going to __________ the internet. After that, we are going to rent a __________and spend the evening at home.
2. Mark the statements T for true and F for false before each number.
1. ____My sister is going to surf the internet on Sunday.
2. ____The weather is going to be very cold.
3. ____ I am not going to relax, because I will be very busy.
4. ____We are going to make some sandwiches and go to the park.
5. ____I am going to spend Sunday evening at home.
6. ____We are not going to eat out on Friday evening.
C. Analysis and discussion
Discuss that we use To be + going to + Verb (inf.) when:
1. we want to talk about a planned action for the future.
For example: I am going to visit you on Wednesday.
2. we are making a prediction.
For example: It’s really cold. I’m sure it is going to snow tomorrow.
1. Rewrite the sentences.
For example: I will visit my grandfather on Sunday.
= I am going to visit my grandfather on Sunday.
- I will play chess with my friend Manolo next Monday.
- My father will take my little sister to the doctor tomorrow.
- My brother and I will travel to Europe next month.
- My friends will go to the dance club without me.
- We will buy a new house next year.
- My grandmother will read me a bedtime story before I go to bed.
- David’s teacher will take the class to the park for a lesson.
- Marina will paint a very beautiful picture with flowers.
2. Complete the sentences with the phrases below.
on the weekend birthday party going to go
buy her a present concert ticket
Silvia is a university student. During the week she studies very hard. ___________________, she usually does something fun. Next Saturday is her birthday. She is going to have a ___________________ and is going to invite all her friends. Usually, she likes camping but this time they are ___________________ dancing because the weather is going to get colder. On Friday Silvia’s friends are going to ___________________. She likes music, so a ___________________ will be a good idea.
Match the questions in Column A with the answers in Column B.
|Column A||Column B|
|Are you going to visit your grandfather on Sunday?||The tigers. They are the best.|
|Who is Ann going to invite to her party?||No, I visited him last weekend.|
|When is it going to stop raining?||John, Ben, and Mariko.|
|Are you going to go camping with Christina?||He will bring a tent for sure.|
|Who, do you think, is going to win?||I guess next week.|
|What is Manolo going to pack for the trip?||Yes, I promised her.|
1. Underline the correct verb phrase.
1. Sofia is going/ are going to go shopping on Sunday.
2. My parents is going/ are going to visit me tomorrow.
3. They is going/ are going to go camping this summer.
4. It is going to/ are going to get warmer.
5. We is going/ are going to invite many people to our party.
6. The snow am going to/ is going to continue over a week.
7. I is going/ am going to play tennis the day after tomorrow.
8. Sue and Ivan am going/ are going to go skiing this winter.
9. Paula am going/ is going to start swimming lessons.
10. It is going to/ am going to rain tomorrow.
2. Write down your plans for the weekend in five sentences.
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