English Grammar Exercises for A1 – going to

1. Complete the sentences. Use the affirmative form of going to and the verbs in the box.

cook      get      leave      play      surf      travel      visit      watch

1) I ___ ’m going to leave__ school early today.

2) parents ____________ a DVD this evening.

3) We ____________ volleyball at school next year.

4) best friend ____________ a job next summer.

5) sister and I ____________ dinner this evening.

6) Isobel ____________ her grandparents at the weekend.

7) I ____________ the Internet after school.

8) grandparents ____________ around the world next year.

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2) are going to watch   3) ’re going to play   4) is going to get

5) are going to cook   6) ’s going to visit   7) ’m going to surf

8) are going to travel

2. What are your plans for the weekend? Write true sentences. Use the affirmative or negative form of going to and the prompts.

1) do homework

  I’m going to do homework. / I’m not going to do homework.

2) visit family


3) go shopping


4) study for an exam


5) play computer games


6) tidy bedroom


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2) I’m going to visit family. / I’m not going to visit family.

3) I’m going to go shopping. / I’m not going to go shopping.

4) I’m going to study for an exam. / I’m not going to study for an exam.

5) I’m going to play computer games. / I’m not going to play computer games.

6) I’m going to tidy bedroom. / I’m not going to tidy bedroom.

3. Listen to Olivia and Toby talking about their different holiday plans. Tick ✓ or cross ✗ the activities.


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Toby and Freya






Toby  Hi, Olivia! How are you?

Olivia I’m fine, thanks, Toby. I’m just getting ready for holiday.

Toby  Oh, really. Where are you going to go?

Olivia Spain – next week.

Toby  Lovely. Freya and I are going to France next week.

Olivia Are you going to go by plane?

Toby  No, we’re going to drive there in our car. What about you? Are you going to fly?

Olivia Yes, I am. First class, in fact. Well, it’s a nice way to start the holiday.

Toby  Yes, I’m sure.

Olivia And I’m going to stay in a five-star hotel by the sea.

Toby  Very nice. We aren’t going to stay in a hotel. We’re going to camp.

Olivia Oh ___ well, it’s cheap, I suppose.

Toby  We like camping.

Olivia Is the campsite near the sea?

Toby  No, it’s in the mountains. We’re going to go climbing every day.

Olivia Really? I’m not into climbing. I’m going to spend every day on the beach – and every night, I’m going to visit a different nightclub!

Toby There aren’t any nightclubs in the mountains.

Olivia Oh. So what are you going to do at night?

Toby We’re going to sleep!

4. Look again at the chart in exercise 3. Write questions and answers about their holiday plans. Use going to.

1) Olivia / travel by plane?

     Is Olivia going to travel by plane?

     Yes, she is.

2) Olivia / stay at a campsite?



3) Freya and Toby / stay in a hotel?



4) Olivia / go to the beach?



5) Freya and Toby / go climbing?



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2) Is Olivia going to stay at a campsite? No, she isn’t.

3) Are Freya and Toby going to stay in a hotel? No, they aren’t.

4) Is Olivia going to go to the beach? Yes, she is.

5) Are Freya and Toby going to go climbing? Yes, they are.

5. Complete the messages. Use going to and the verbs in brackets.

1) __Are you going to be__ (you / be) at home for the summer holidays?

No, I’m not. I 2) _________ (be) in France.

Really? Where 3) _________ (you / stay)?

We 4) _________ (not stay) in one place. We 5) _________ (spend) two weeks at a campsite. Then we 6) _________ (visit) friends. It 7) _________ (be) a great summer! What about you?

8) _________ (work) at uncle’s shop. It 9) _________ (not be) a great summer for me.

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2) I’m going to be 3) are you going to stay?

4) ’re not going to stay  5) ’re going to spend

6) ’re going to visit 7) ’s going to be 8) ’m going to work

9) isn’t going to be


Write about your plans for the summer holidays. Use going to. Use the questions in the box to help you.

What are you going to do?      Where are you going to do?

Who with?      When?      Are you going to work?





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