Going to / Present Continuous

Questions about future plans and arrangements.

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  1. Are you doing anything special next week?
  2. Are you meeting up with anyone at the weekend?
  3. What are you doing after class?
  4. Are you going shopping later today?
  5. Are you cooking something nice this evening?
  6. Are you watching anything interesting on television tonight?
  7. Where are you going on your next holiday?
  8. Are you going to speak English perfectly one day?
  9. What is the next book you are going to read?
  10. What is the next film you are going to watch?
  11. Is anyone in your family going to get married soon?
  12. Are you going to study a new language in future?
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How to use the going to / present continuous ESL discussion questions

It is recommended that you download the going to / present continuous ESL discussion questions in PDF format using one of the links above. The best way to encourage classroom interaction is to download and print the going to / present continuous discussion questions in the 'pairs' or 'threes' PDF format and then divide the questions by cutting along the dotted lines. This allows students to take turns asking and answering the going to / present continuous discussion questions in groups of two or three. Alternatively, you could use the 'cards' format to distribute the questions to any number of students to ask and share.

It is advisable to prepare students for using these discussion questions by first introducing them to the topic of going to / present continuous in an interesting and engaging way. An anecdote, quiz question or a related image or video could all be used to achieve this. Depending on the level, it may also be necessary to pre-teach any challenging vocabulary related to going to / present continuous contained in the discussion questions.

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