Lesson 40

Introduction to "Going to do"

Level: Pre-Intermediate
Lesson contents:
  • The near future.
  • "I don't think so."
  • "I can't really say."

Always watch the video several times without subtitles first. Train your ears! Your pronunciation will be much better if you follow this simple rule.

Exercises for this lesson:
How to do the lessons:
  1. Watch the video without subtitles.
  2. Do all the Exercises.
  3. Come back to this page.
  4. Watch the video with English Subtitles. Use the Pause button. People speak fast!

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Introduction to "Going to do"

Watch this video, then click on Exercise 1

Same video with Precise Subtitles beginning at 00:55



I just realized that the complete "Going to do" video is nowhere to be found on this site! And I finished the complet version 2 years ago! The video you see here now is just a short introduction to this important verb tense, a tool to give beginners and pre-intermediate students their first taste of the near future.

This is at the top of my "to do list". The complete version will soon be right here as video number 2, with a new, complete lesson.

As you know, the present progressive is also used for actions in the near future. For example, "She is meeting her boyfriend in a bar tonight" is the same as "She is going to meet her boyfriend in a bar tonight". This will be made clear with the complete version of the video. With a little bit of luck, you won't even read this message, since I am going to begin this job today.