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"Be Going To" for future plans and arrangements


Rewrite these sentences using "be going to + verb". Use contractions ("he's" not "he is") where possible.


  1. I've decided to finish work early tomorrow.
    Example: work early tomorrow.

  1. I'm planning to meet my friends after work today.
    my friends after work today.
  2. She's agreed to help her brother do his homework.
    her brother do his homework.
  3. They don't intend to have any more children.
    any more children.
  4. We're planning to move house soon.
    house soon.
  5. Are you planning to have a party next month?
    a party next month?
  6. Does your sister intend to be a doctor?
    a doctor?
  7. We've decided not to have a holiday this year.
    a holiday this year.
  8. He intends to get a new job as soon as possible.
    a new job as soon as possible.



Present Continuous for future arrangements


All of these sentences are written in the present continuous. But the present continuous is only used for arrangements (you have decided where, when, who with ...). We use 'going to' for general plans. If you think the sentence is correct, tick 'correct', and if you think it should use 'going to' tick 'wrong'.


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I'm visiting my friends in the USA next week.
I'm being a doctor when I finish university.
Tom's starting university next month.
We're being rich and famous one day.
I'm speaking perfect English in 6 months.
Are you staying in a hotel or a campsite this weekend?
I've just bought the tickets! I'm travelling round Asia next year!
One day I'm winning the lottery.