Speak About:



Past to Present


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.

Don't worry about our bank credit, John will sort it out tomorrow.

It's ok. Our market capitalization will boost our profits.

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

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 bank is going to hold a press conference to announce the share issue of our company tomorrow

In the future we are going to be using the bill on demand feature.

Mr. Anders isn't going to pay his credit through bank deposit next week on Thursday.

Scheduled Events in the Future

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


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

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

You are not getting the portfolio adjusted this week.

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

Positive Form:

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

My favorite savings bank is opening a branch this week down the street.

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?