English has several ways to indicate the future.
Using "BE GOING TO" before the main verb is one of the most common ways to talk about the future.

"BE" changes depending on the subject.

  • I am..
  • He / She / It is...
  • We / You / They are...

I am going to watch a movie.
He is going to see it with me.
We are going to eat popcorn.

Note: The main verb cannot be in the -ING form.
I am going to watching a movie.

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Negative

FS-negative

I am not going to watch a movie.
OR
I'm not going to..

He is not going to see it with me.
OR
He's not going to...
OR
He isn't going to...

We are not going to eat pop?
OR
We're not going to...
OR
We aren't going to...

Interrogative / Question

FS-Question

The BE verb is moved to the beginning of the sentence for questions.

  • Am I going to watch movie?
  • Are you going to watch a movie?
  • Is he going to watch a movie?

Questions words (Who, What, When, Where, Why, How) come before the BE verb.

  • When are you going to watch a movie? At 7pm.

Practice

  1. I ____ going to play a game.

A. is
B. are
C. am
D. aren't

  1. We ____ going to play a game.

A. isn't
B. aren't
C. is not
D. am not

  1. ____ they going _____ to America?

A. Are...to go
B. Are...go
C. Is...to
D. Do..to go

  1. The boy ___________ to paint the fence.

A. going
B. am going
C. are going
D. is going

  1. _______ am going to call my mother.

A. The dog
B. John
C. I
D. They

  1. _______ are going to visit France.

A. The dog
B. John
C. I
D. They

  1. Is _______ going to help you?

A. we
B. John
C. the boys
D. they

  1. Are _______ going to help you?

A. your brother
B. John
C. Jane
D. your brothers