Difference Between WILL and GOING TO

Difference Between WILL and GOING TO

Difference Between WILL and GOING TO

Difference Between WILL and GOING TO

       As we know that “Going to” and “will” are used in the English language as the future tense. However, we sometimes feel confusing about how to differ of “Going to” and “will”. To make it clear, we are going to share the Difference Between WILL and GOING TO as shown below. (Also read : Definition and Example of Verb)

We use WILL when:

  1. We want to talk about future facts or things that will be true about the future.
  • The President will serve for four years.
  • The train will arrive in 10 minutes.
  • The sun will rise in the morning.
  1. We want to make a promise, offer or a threat.
  • I will give you my homework if you help me with this task now.
  • I promise I will help you tomorrow.
  • I will study medicine at university.
  • I will stop going to the casino.
  1. We are making a decision at the moment of speaking. (Also read other article at : You Have to Love Yourself)
  • The ice-cream looks good. I think I will get one for John.
  • There’s no orange juice in the fridge. I will go and get some now.
  • A: What would you like to drink, sir?

         B: I will have a glass of milk, please.

  • A: Oh, you have left the door open.

         B: Have I? I will go and shut it.

We use TO BE GOING TO when:

  1. The decision has already been made
  • A: There is a good movie on TV tonight.

         B: Yes. I know. I am going to watch it.

  • A: Why is Betty in a hurry?

          B: Because she is going to meet her brother at the station at six.

  • I’m going to meet with her after work.
  • We’re going to come to your house at 8 am tomorrow.
  1. We are making a future prediction based on the evidence now. (Also read other article at : Pengertian dan Contoh Majas Anafora)
  • It’s going to rain soon. The sky is very cloudy, and I can hear a thunder.
  • The tea is too hot. You’re going to but your lips.
  • Look at those black clouds. It is going to rain.
  • A: What is the matter with you?

          B: I feel terrible. I think I am going to be ill.

  1. Something is about to happen
  • The bell is going to ring any minute now.
  • Oh, no! The balloon is going to pop now!
  • Careful! The bomb is going to explode.

       That’s all the post about the Difference Between WILL and GOING TO we can share for this occasion. We hope the post about the Difference words above can increase our English, especially our knowledge about grammar material. (Also read other article at : Latihan Soal Uraian Auxiliary Modal Can) read more

Conversation at the Bus Station

Conversation at the Bus Station

Conversation at the Bus Station

      When we go somewhere by bus, usually we get in or get out via bus station. Meanwhile sometimes we need to talk to someone there for having communication. For this, in this occasion we want to share about an example of Conversation at the Bus Station. 

Below is the example of Conversation at the Bus Station:

STEVANIE: “Has Bus 47 come yet?”

ROBBY: “No. I think it is late today.”

STEVANIE: “Do you ride this bus every day?”

ROBBY: “Yes, I do. What about you?” (Also read : Conversation at the Bank)

STEVANIE: “Not every day. Only a couple of times a week.”

ROBBY: “Well, I think the bus is late today because of the rain.”

STEVANIE: “Oh. Does the weather make a difference?”

ROBBY: “Yes. The bus is usually several minutes late when it rains.”

STEVANIE: “Is it because of bad traffic?”

ROBBY: “Yes and probably because of car accidents.”

STEVANIE: “That makes sense. I must have picked the wrong day to ride the bus.”

ROBBY: “Actually, I think riding the bus on rainy days is better.” read more

Common Expression Used in Giving Direction

Common Expression Used in Giving Direction

Common Expression Used in Giving Direction

      We often use Common Terms / Expression as our guide when we give directions to help the other person. These can be places in a city or town, such as stadium, bank, railway station, bus stop, cinema, etc. They can also be parts of the road system. (Also study : Expression of Daily Activity)

Below are some Common Expression Used in Giving Direction:

  • taxi rank = a place where taxis queue for passengers
  • level crossing = where the road and railway meet. There are barriers that go up and down to signal when a train is coming
  • underpass = a walkway that goes under a busy road so pedestrians can get to the other side safely
  • overpass / flyover = a road that goes over another road (or railway)
  • zebra crossing = black and white markings in the road for pedestrians to cross the road (the markings look like a zebra’s stripes)
  • pedestrian crossing = a place in the road where pedestrians can cross. Often there are traffic lights.
  • tunnel = a road under (or through) mountains
  • crossroads = where two roads cross each other
  • junction = where one road meets another, and you can either go left or right
  • fork in the road = where the road divides, and you decide to go left or right
  • turning = a road off to your left or right
  • main road = a big road where there is lots of traffic
  • lane = a small road, or a part of a road (the left-hand lane / the right-hand lane; the bus lane)

Use prepositions of direction

  • Go past = continue past something so that is now behind you
  • Go across = cross something, like a road or crossroads
  • Go along = continue down a road
  • Go straight on = don’t turn left or right
  • Go up = walk / drive up a hill
  • Go down = walk or drive down a hill or a road
  • Go through = pass through something, such as a tunnel or a town
  • Go out of = exit (i.e. a railway station)
  • It’s in front of you = you can see it facing you
  • It’s opposite the bank = it faces the bank
  • It’s on the corner = it’s where two roads meet at a 90° angle

(Also study other material in Indonesian version at : Meminta dan Memberi Petunjuk Arah)

Example in Dialogue:

Fenty : Excuse me, Miss.

Rosa : Yes, is there something I can help?

Fenty : Yes, is there any mini mart around this harbor? I need to buy some snacks and drink.

Rosa : Yes, there is one.

Fenty : Can you show me how to get there?

Rosa : Of course! Just go straight this road, then there is T-junction, turn right and you can already see the mini mart on your right side. It is next to toilet.

Fenty : Oh I see. Thank you so much for the information.

Rosa : You are welcome.

      That’s all the material of speaking skill about Common Expression Used in Giving Direction we can share for this occasion. Hopefully the post about Common Expression Used in Giving Direction above can help us to improve our English, especially our speaking skill. (Also read other article in Indonesian version at : Menuntut Ilmu dan Berbuat Baik) read more