Learn English Phrases: Talking About the Future – GOING TO

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Let’s talk about football and, more specifically, two phrases that you can use to talk about the future.

Video Transcript

Hello, everybody! This is jack from tofluency.com welcome to this English lesson where I’m going to briefly talk about football. Now, the reason I’m going to talk about football is because of two things: Firstly, I love football! It’s my favorite sport. Secondly, Euro 2016 is about to start. This is the European tournament that takes place in France.

Now, I want to talk about a couple of things and, firstly, I want to talk about predicting the future because when we are thinking about football games in the future, we can give our opinion om whether we think a team is going to win. So, it’s very common to say: I think England are going to win. Now what’s interesting is that in British English, we use the plural for football teams: England are going to win. Whereas, in the US, people say England is going to win. They use the singular form. So, you might hear both of these forms used when talking about football teams.
Secondly, I want to give another phrase using ‘going to’ and in this case it’s talking about our intentions for the future. So, i can say: I am going to watch all of England’s games. I am going to watch all of England’s games. So, I have the intention to watch these in the future.

Now, I’ve introduced two different phrases with ‘going to’ in this lesson, so, I have two questions for you: Firstly, which team do you think is going to win the tournament? Which team do you think is going to win the tournament? And the second question is: how many games are you going to watch? So, are you going to watch every game? Are you going to watch one or two games? Maybe something in between? Or maybe you’re not going to watch anything at
all. So, leave your comments below, thank you for watching and I’ll see you guys next time!

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