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Vacation plans

Lesson 8

By EliasPublished about a month ago 6 min read


  1. Be going to.
  2. Occupations.
  3. Future – WILL.
  4. Reading.

Daniel: Vacation is coming! What are you doing this vacation?

Ruth: I am not sure. What are you going to do?

Daniel: I m going to drive to the beach.

Ruth:That sounds like a great idea!

Daniel: Would you like to join me?

Ruth: Sure, I would love to go with you. When are you going to leave?

Daniel: I am going to leave around 8:00 on Saturday morning.

Ruth: That give us plenty of time to explore. Did you know that there is a music festival on the beach in Santa Barbara?

Daniel: That is part of my plan.

Ruth: Well then, I'll see you on Saturday. Thanks for asking me to go with you.


1. What do people usually do on vacation?



2. When do students take their vacation in Brazil?



3. What are Daniel’s plan for his vacation?



4. Is Ruth going to stay home on her vacation?



5. What are you going to do on your vacation?




Daniel: Hey Ruth I’m really curious about your future occupation.

What does a computer system analist do exactly? Are you going to fix computers? Ruth: Are you kidding? Of course not. A computer system analist is a professional who specializes in information technology I am goint to analyze, design, and implement information system.

Daniel: It sounds interesting! But boring!

Ruth:Well, I love it. It will probably require a lot of responsibility. And I think I will make a lot o f Money.

Activity 1

a) What is Ruth’s plans about her career?


b) What does Ruth expect to get with her professional choice.?


Activity 2 – Written and oral exercise

In pairs, choose on of the conversatios above and write a similar conversation using your personal information.


Look at the sentences:

They are going to travel to Diney next month.


They are not going to travel to Diney next month.


Are you going to travel to Dysney next month?


The form "be going to" consists of the verb "to be" in the present tense, followed by "going" and the infinitive of the verb with "to." We use "be going to" to refer to a planned or intended action.

Ex.: We are going to spend our vacation in Disney.


1. "Be going to" is used to express an action that will or may happen in the immediate future.


- Look at those dark clouds. I think it’s going to rain.

- What is Vick going to do now?

2. "Be going to" is also used to warn about a dangerous situation.


- Watch out! You’re going to fall down.

- Be careful! You’re going to crash.


1. I am going = I’m going; He is going = He’s going, etc.

2. The negative contracted forms are created with the verb "TO BE" + "NOT". Ex: aren’t; isn’t, etc.

3. For the construction of negative sentences, the verb "to be" precedes the subject.

FORMS – be going to




| I | am going | to travel |

| You / We / They| are going | to travel |

| He / She / It | is going | to travel |




| I | am not going | to travel |

| You / We / They| are not going | to travel |

| He / She / It | is not going | to travel |




| Am | I | am going | to travel? |

| Are | you / we / they| are going | to travel? |

| Is | he / she / it | is going | to travel? |

Activity 1

Complete the sentences with the correct form of "BE GOING TO":

1. Alishia is going to play soccer at the weekend.

2. She is going to arrive early at the club.

3. Joe and Sue are going to watch a new movie on Saturday.

4. We are going to travel to London on vacation.

5. Bill is going to have a math class at school.

6. Janet is going to see a play at Jose de Alencar Theater tonight.

7. Gabriel is going to participate in an international congress of Math in May.

8. Thays is going to want to be a tour guide.

9. Sue is going to relax at the mountains next holiday.

10. I am going to wash my car this weekend.

Activity 2 – Happy Birthday!

Listen to your teacher acting out the following conversation and complete the dialogue with the missing information.

A: Are you going to do anything exciting?

B: Well, I’m going to celebrate my birthday.

A: Fabulous! When is your birthday?

B: It’s June, 18th. - Sunday.

A: So what are your plans?

B: Well, my friend Luan is going to take me out for dinner.

A: Nice! Is he going to order a birthday cake?

B: And the waiters are probably going to sing “happy birthday” to me. It’s so embarrassing.

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Activity 1

1. What is the text about?


2. Find and write some key words in the text and translate them.




3. Quais as previsões apresentadas no texto?




4. Qual a sua opinião sobre as previsões apresentadas? Você concorda? Por quê?





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