Grammar Point - Going to/will for future predictions

Weather forecast

Look at those black clouds – It‘s going to rain soon.  Slang – (It’s gonna rain soon)

Subject + to be+ going to + infinitive   – Prediction with present evidence.

 

The weather wasn’t very good yesterday. I expect it’ll rain today.

 Subject + will + infinitive – Predictions without present evidence, based on opinion.

 

Compare these examples: 

I don’t feel very well. I‘m going to be sick.

How will you parents feel when they find out about your new job?

 

I know exactly what I‘m going to do when I finish my course. I‘m going to find a job.

What will you do when you finish your course? I’m not sure yet.

 

Word of the month

Shower  /ˈʃaʊ ər/ (noun)

a brief fall of rain or, sometimes, of hail or snow.

e.g: ‘We’ll see some heavy and thundery showers towards southern and western coasts’.

 

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