Going to – Negative form

You will study the structure _Going to_ in the negative form.


Going to – Negative form

History of Australia

Instructions: Read about the history of Australia. Look at the underlined words.

We are not going to have a class of the history of Australia this semester.

We are. It isn’t going to be boring. I have read the history of Australia; it refers to the history of the area and people of the Commonwealth of Australia and its preceding Indigenous and colonial societies. Aboriginal Australians are believed to have first arrived on the Australian mainland by sea from Maritime Southeast Asia between 40,000 and 70,000 years ago. The artistic, musical and spiritual traditions they established are among the longest surviving such traditions in human history.

History of Australia. Retrieved and adapted March, 2017 from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Australia

Getting started: First Europeans

Instructions: Read the following information about the first Europeans in Australia.

The first known landing in Australia by Europeans was by Dutch navigator Willem Janszoon in 1606. Twenty-nine other Dutch navigators explored the western and southern coasts in the 17th century, and dubbed the continent New Holland. Macassan trepangers visited Australia’s northern coasts after 1720, possible earlier. Other European explorers followed until, in 1770, Lieutenant James Cook charted the east coast of Australia for Great Britain and returned with accounts favouring colonisation at Botany Bay (now in Sydney), New South Wales.

A First Fleet of British ships arrived at Botany Bay in January 1788 to establish a penal colony. In the century that followed, the British established other colonies on the continent, and European explorers ventured into its interior. Indigenous Australians were greatly weakened and their numbers diminished by introduced diseases and cnflict with the colonists during this period.

History of Australia. Retrieved March, 2017 from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Australia

The British

Instructions: Choose T (true) or F (false) for the following statements.

James Cook charted the east coast of Australia for Great Britain in 1770.

The First British Fleet arrived at Botany Bay in June 1788.

In the eighteenth century the British established other colonies in Austrialia.

Let’s learn how to make negative sentences with Going to.

Instructions: Look at the following information about Going to in the negative form:


  • Going to_ is used to talk about planned activities in the future
    1. There is a good movie on TV tonight.
    2. Yes. I know. I am going to watch it.
  • _Going to_ is used for predictions in the near future. The speaker is sure because there are signs about it.

    She is standing at the edge of the cliff, she is going to fall.

    1. What is the problem? There are strange noises in the lift.
    2. I think the lift is going to break down .Let’s get out!


Negative form:

Subjectto be + notgoing toverbcomplement
Weare not (aren't)going totravelby plane.
Sheis not (isn't)going tocome backin December.



The history class

Instructions: Change the following sentences to the negative form. Use contractions.

  1. David is going to be in my history class. .
  2. My classmates are going to read the same books. .
  3. I’m going to be in a different history team. .
  4. We are going to write an extensive final work. .
  5. Mary is going to study Australian art with us. .
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My classmates and I

Instructions: Choose the correct form of To Be and “going to”.

  1. We aren’t going to / isn’t going to buy expensive books for the history class.
  2. Our text book isn’t going to / aren’t going to be sold in the school.
  3. My classmates and I‘m going to / aren’t going to read one book.
  4. They isn’t going to / aren’t going to work individually.
  5. Our teacher aren’t going to / isn’t going to explain the topic alone.
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History books

Instructions: Correct the mistakes.

  1. There isn't going to be new history books for our class. .
  2. The boys aren't going study different topics from one book. .
  3. The girls aren't to do the investigation about indigenous people. .
  4. All of us isn't going to read only from two history books. .
  5. The teacher isn't going be in the class very early in the morning. .
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