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未来形の動詞 (みらいけいのどうし)


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...this page is also related to Future Tense Verb (will) page.

DEFINITION: 'Am going to' is used when there is:

  • An intention before a definite plan has been made.
  • A prediction of future events from what we know of the circumstances.



  • NEW CROWN: I am going to ride my bike tomorrow.
  • NEW HORIZON: I am going to visit Lake Towada tomorrow.
  • ONE WORLD: Ryo is going to take part in the Robocon.
  • SUNSHINE: I'm going to play soccer with my friends.
  • TOTAL ENGLISH: I am going to visit my uncle tomorrow.


NOTE: All the MEXT-approved textbooks split the future tense into two parts: 'will' and 'am going. This page focuses on 'am going'.




Are You Going To Match Up:Students mingle around, trying to find their matching partner while asking/answering "Are you going to..." questions.


Are You Going To Bingo wrkst only: Students wander around asking each other  "Are you going to ~?" questions. If they find someone who answers, "Yes, I am." they write that person's name in the parenthesis.


$1,000,000 Vacation: Students plan how they will spend $1,000,000 by writing future tense sentences.


Famous Futures: Students practice saying and writing about popular people while practicing the future tense.


Godzilla Is Going to Be My Friend: A 3-part activity featuring an interview, matching, and Tic-Tac-Toe games using the phrase "am going to."


Hand Lines: Students discover their friends' future by reading the palm lines on their hands.

I'm Going to Interview: Students interview one another about their plans for the week.
Immigration: Students pretend they are going through immigration in the U.S.
M.A.S.H.:M.A.S.H. stands for Mansion, Apartment, Shack or House. The students play the classic M.A.S.H. game to predict their partner's future.
Memory Challenge: This activity has two parts: 1.) Students aim to remember a series of sentences, 2.) Students use the grammar and a constructed picture to describe a holiday scene to their class.
Summer Holidays: A simple adaptation of the textbook travel scenario. Students write a dialogue, receive an Australian passport and take turns playing 'Tourist' and 'Customs officer'.
Tic-Tac-Toe Future: Students play a unique style of Tic-Tac-Toe to practice Future Tense Verbs.





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