In a previous grammar video we looked at the future simple, future continuous, future perfect and future perfect continuous. In this video we look at three other forms used for talking about the future. These are the ‘going to’ future, the present continuous and the present simple.
The ‘going to’ future: Subject + verb to be “am/is/are” + going to + base verb.
It is used for intentions/things decided upon before speaking as in: “I’m going to teach English in Korea next year”. The ‘going to’ future is also used when making predictions with evidence.
The present continuous: Subject + verb to be “am/is/are” + present participle.
This is used to talk about future arrangements that we might have such as: “I’m starting a TEFL course next month”, this is saying that the course is paid for and the start date has been set.
The present simple: Subject + base verb.
This is used to talk about scheduled or timetabled events in the future such as: “The first class starts at 11am”.
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