Talking about the Future: "Going to" and "Present Continuous"

Today we looked at these two forms to talk about the future. Do you remember the basic ideas?

Present Continuous:
- fixed plans and arrangements (on a diary, on your calendar...)

Going to:
- plans that we intend to do / that we decide to do.
- or predictions based on evidence.

For further explanation, please click here to listen to a really nice BBC programme.

1. In the first part of the programme, they explain these general rules.
2. In the second part, they practise them with a foreign student: the teacher tries to arrange an English class with her. Click here to see her diary.

Finally, click here if you want to have a look at a written explanation.

Did you like it? There are more programmes here.


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