Exercise 4. Put the verbs into the most suitable form, present continuous or present simple.
1. I (go) to the theatre this evening. 2. The film (begin) at 3.30 or 4.30? 3. We (have) a party next Saturday. Would you like to come? 4. The art exhibition (open) on May 3rd and (finish) on July 15th. 5. I (not to go) out this evening. I (stay) at home. 6. You (do) anything tomorrow morning? - No, Iím free. Why? 7. We (go) to a concert tonight. It (begin) at 7.30. 8. Excuse me. What time this train (get) to London? 9. Ann, I (go) to town. You (come) with me? 10. Sue (come) to see us tomorrow. She (travel) by train and her train (arrive) at 10.15. I (meet) her at the station. 11. I (not to use) the car this evening, so you can have it. 12. Iím bored with this programme. When it (finish)? 13. I (not to go) away for my holidays next month because I havenít got enough money. You (go) away? 14. George, is it true that you (get) married next week? 15. What time the next train (leave)? 16. The football match (start) at 8 oíclock. 17. I (go) to the cinema at the week-end. 18. What time you (meet) Ann tomorrow? 19. The coach (start) at 7 next Friday. 20. We (spend) next winter in Australia.
TO BE GOING + TO INFINITIVE
Exercise 1. Comment on the use of to be going to in the following sentences. Translate the sentences into Russian.
1. We are going to spend the month of August in Italy. 2. Iím going to write some letters tonight. 3. My father is going to repair his car tomorrow. 4. Look at those black clouds in the sky. Itís going to rain. Weíre going to get wet. 5. Hurry up! Itís getting late. Youíre going to miss your train. 6. Thereís a film on television tonight. Are you going to watch it? - No, Iím tired. Iím going to have an early night. 7. I feel terrible. Iím going to be sick. 8. Heís going to give a talk at the conference in Berlin next month. 9. Iím studying medicine. I am going to be a doctor. 10. Heís got a new job with a foreign company. Heís going to work abroad. 11. Is Tim going to study maths at university? 12. We sold our flat last month and we are going to live abroad.
Exercise 2. Complete the sentences using to be going to and the verb in brackets.
1. Iíve made up my mind. I (change) my job. - What you (do)? - Iím not sure yet. 2. Why have you bought all that wallpaper? What you (do)? - I (decorate) the living room. 3. Heís decided that he (not to leave) school this summer. He (stay) on for another year. 4. I (buy) a new motorbike. - How you (pay) for it? You havenít got enough money. - I (ask) my bank to lend me the money. 5. Lynne has just sold her car. - She (buy) a new one? 6. John is very excited. His wife (have) a baby next month. 7.Why have you moved all the furniture out of this room? - I (clean) the carpet. 8. You (be) very surprised when you see the house. 9. John is well ahead of all the other contestants. He (win) the race. 10. I hear Ruth has won some money. What she (do) with it? - She (buy) a new car. 11. This food looks horrible. I (not to eat) it. 12. The man canít see where heís walking. There is a hole in front of him. He (fall) into the hole. 13. Smoking is very bad for you. I know. I (give up) it soon. 14. There is a hole in the bottom of the boat. A lot of water is coming in through the hole. The boat (sink). 15. It is 8.30. Jack is leaving his house. He has to be at work at 8.45 but the journey takes 30 minutes. He (late). 16. This is my bus. I (take) it.
Exercise 3. Say what a person is going to do next in the following situations.