Speak About:

Present

Past

Past to Present

Future

Abilities - Responsibilities

Asking Questions

Choosing the Right Phrase

Combining Verbs

Explaining Ideas

Describing Your World

Complex Ideas

Relating Ideas, People, Objects

Speaking about Objects

Wondering about Situations

Different Futures

Future Forms Compared

The main difference between the future with 'will', and the future with 'going to' is that the future with 'will' is used for decisions made at the moment of speaking. In other words, use 'will' to express your reaction to a situation.

I'll sign the voucher since you've asked so nicely.

Hopefully the man will provide some collateral for the loans he plans to borrow.

Wait just a moment, and I will have those net assets values ready for you.

The future with 'going to', on the other hand, is used to make a statement about something you have decided before the moment of speaking.

The CFO of our company's primary subsidiary is going to crack down on expenses this quarter.

Is the tech support department going to replace the defective pin pad today?

Are we going to attend the shareholder's meeting this afternoon?

Scheduled Events in the Future

Use the present continuous to express scheduled or planned events in the near future.

Example:

Sharon isn't signing the contract later this afternoon unless we identify the remaining liquid assets.

Harold isn't making his presentation about transferable assets at 2 o'clock.

The contractor is not furnishing the expense receipt in time for verification.

You are not getting the portfolio adjusted this week.

Positive Form:

Subject + to be + verb + -ing + (object(s))

The "Tea Party" is meeting this morning to protest a bill on health reform.

Negative Form:

Subject + to be + not + verb+ ing + (object(s))

Sharon isn't signing the contract later this afternoon unless we identify the remaining liquid assets.

Question Form:

(Question Word) + to be + subject + verb + ing?

When are you confirming whether the worker's salary will be payable in advance?