|1. Going To - 2. Will - 3.Suggestions - 4. Days - 5. Prepositions Of Time|
|1. GOING TO|
|Going to is used for things you intend to
do in the future. It is always followed by a verb.
We’re going to drive to the beach.
I’m going to do the shopping later.
What are you going to do tomorrow?
|We can use going to to talk about things we
will do soon, or in a long time.
I’m going to work as a teacher when I finish my course.
We’re going to have roast chicken
|The phrase going to without a verb after it
just means travelling somewhere.
I’m going to work now.
They’re going to the supermarket.
|Another word we use to talk about actions in the future is will.
We use will to talk about definite actions
in the future.
There is no change with singular or plural subject.
see you tomorrow.
They will see you tomorrow.
The teachers will have a meeting on Friday.
|Will is often contracted to 'll.
I will - I’ll
I'll pay you tomorrow.
No that’s okay. I’ll get a taxi.
He'll do it next week.
She'll ring you tomorrow.
It'll be alright.
You'll have to work late.
We'll have a party.
They'll win the game.
These'll be suitable.
It sells well in restaurants here. I think these’ll sell well in Singapore.
|that will - that'll
That'll be all.
Why don’t you come to lunch with us at home?
|Sarah is inviting Anne to her house for lunch. The phrase Why
don’t you is used to make a suggestion.
Why don’t you catch a bus?
Why don’t you come with me?
|Today is the day
it is now.
Tomorrow is the day after today. If today is April 6, tomorrow is April 7
Yesterday is the day before today. If today is April 6, yesterday is April 5
|The days of the week are:
|Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
are called weekdays.
They are the days most people work.
Saturday and Sunday together are called the weekend.
Notice that all of the days of the week have a capital letter.
|5. PREPOSITIONS OF TIME|
on, at, in, this, next
When talking about the time or date:
|For days we use on.
I’ll see you on Thursday.
|For times we use at.
I’ll see you at 10 o’clock.
We eat at about one-o-clock.
|For months we use in
I’ll see you in November.
|For times within a week, month or year we say this.
I’ll see you this week. (the week we are in now)
It must be finished this month. (the month we are in now)
We’ll do it this year. (the year we are in now)
|For the time just beyond the present week, month or year, we use next.
I’ll see you next week. (the week after the week we are in now)
We’ll start planning that next month. (said in June to refer to July)
We’ll do it next year. (said in 2003 to refer to 2004)
|If we want to say how far in the future the appointment is, we use in.
I’ll see you in ten minutes.
I’ll see you in two hours.
I’ll see you in a week.
I’ll see you in a month.