Going to / Will

Making predictions about the future.

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  1. Who is going to win the next football world cup?
  2. What is going to happen to global temperatures in the next 50 years?
  3. Is your country's economy going to improve next year?
  4. Is the world's population going to increase in the next 20 years?
  5. Are we going to meet aliens from another planet one day?
  6. Are you going to be very successful one day?
  7. Where will you be in ten years' time?
  8. Who will be the next leader of your country?
  9. Do you think everyone will work from home one day?
  10. What will a typical city look like in 50 years' time?
  11. In what way will education change in the future?
  12. What will the weather be like next week?
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How to use the going to / will ESL discussion questions

It is recommended that you download the going to / will 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 / will 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 / will 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 / will 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 / will contained in the discussion questions.

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