Complete the sentences. Use will, going to, present continuous or present simple to express future actions.
I am on a diet. I ___ weight before the summer begins.
I am on a diet. I am going to lose weight before the summer begins.
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Will, going to, present continuous and present simple
We can use future simple (will), be going to, present simple and present continuous to describe future actions or situations. But each of them has a different meaning.
Future simple (will)
1. We use 'will' to talk about things which will possibly happen. We often combine it with expressions such as think, suppose, hope, believe, probably, maybe...
I suppose I will start next week.
Marion hopes that she will pass the entrance exam.
We won't probably accept your offer.
2. We use it to express our decisions made at the moment of speaking.
What can I do? Well, I'll ask my dad.
Which blouse do you like more, madam? - The blue one. I'll take it.
1. We use this form to express our intentions or decisions made before the moment of speaking.
Mum, where is dad? I am going to ask him for help.
Why do you need my credit card? - Because I am going to buy a new blouse.
2. We use it when we want to say that something is certain to happen because we can see some clear evidence.
Oh, no! We are going to lose the match. It's 5:0.
Look at Samantha. She's going to have a baby.
It is used to talk about personal future arrangements.
I am seeing the dentist at 3 o'clock tomorrow.
We are coming back from holiday on Sunday.
It is used to talk about timetables and scheduled events.
The exhibition starts on 10 May.
Sir, your express train departs from platform six at 11.15.