Going to – Positive form

You will study Going to in the positive form.


Going to – Positive form

The Sydney Opera House

Instructions: Read about the Sydney Opera House. Look at the words in bold.

Are we going to visit the Sydney Opera House in Australia?

Yes, we are. Let me tell you why. It is a multi-venue performing arts centre in Sydney, Australia and one of the 20th century’s most famous and distinctive buildings.

It was designed by Danish architect Jorn Utzon. It was formally opened on 20 October 1973 after a gestation beginning with Utzon’s 1957 selection as winner of an international design competition. The government of New South Wales, led by the premier. The government of New South Wales, led by the premier, Joseph Cahill, authorized work to begin in 1958 with Utzon directing construction. The government’s decision to build Utzon’s design is often overshadowed by circumstances that followed, including cost and scheduling overruns as well as the architect’s ultimate resignation.

The Sydney Opera House. Retrieved and adapted March, 2017 from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney_Opera_House

Getting started: UNESCO World Heritage Site

Instructions: Read more information about the Sydney Opera House:

The building and its surrounds occupy the whole of Bennelong Point in Sydney Harbour, between Sydney Cove and Farm Cove, adjacent to the Sydney central business district and the Royal Botanic Gardens, and close by the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Though its name suggests a single venue, the building comprises multiple performance venues which together are among the busiest performing arts centres – hosting well over 1,500 performances annually, attended by more than 1.2 million people. Performances are presented by numerous performing artists, including four resident companies: Opera Australia, The Australian Ballet, the Sydney Theatre Company and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. As one of the most popular visitor attractions in Australia, more than eight million people visit the site annually, and approximately 350,000 visitors take a guided tour of the building each year. The building is managed by the Sydney Opera House Trust, an agency of the New South Wales State Government.

On 28 June 2007, the Sydney Opera House became a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Sydney Opera House. Retrieved and adapted March, 2017 from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney_Opera_House

Sydney Harbour

Instructions: Match the questions to the answers:

No, he isn’t.Yes, we are.Yes, I am.

1. Are you going to visit the Sydney Opera House in Sydney Harbour? ___________

2. Is your best friend going to draw the Sydney Cove while being there? ___________

3. Are you both going to take photographs of the Royal Botanic Gardens? ___________

Let’s study “Going to” in the positive form.

Instructions: Look at the following information about Going to in its positive form.


  • We use going to to talk about a planned activity for future. For example:
    1. There is a good movie on TV tonight.
    2. Yes. I know. I am going to watch it.
  • We use going to for prediction in the near future. The speaker is sure because there are signs about it. For example:
    1. There are strange noises in the lift.
    2. I think the lift is going to break down.


Look at the positive form:

SubjectTo beGoing toVerbComplement
Wearegoing totravelby plane.
Sheisgoing tocome backin December.



Planning the near future

Instructions: Make sentences using “be + going to” with the following words.

  1. Jane / answer the question. .
  2. We / be tired after visiting the museum. .
  3. I / defend my point of view about art. .
  4. I / write a letter from Australia for you. .
  5. We / travel without a hotel reservation. .
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Postmodernism in a planned vacation

Instructions: Fill in the gaps with “going to” and the correct form of the verb “to be”.

At last we have free time. Then let’s plan a trip. When we go on vacation we just go to the beach and rest. Well, now it is time to change that routine. There is an interesting place I’m sure it be very attractive for you. Australia is a nice place to travel. First activity we do: go to a gallery art. We see many different works like painting, photograph, sculptures and so on. It be a fantastic new experience. At The National Gallery of Australia we admire a great many indigenous art works, including those of the Torres Strait Islands who are known for their traditional sculpture and headgear. Remember that postmodernism is represented in architecture too, so we must go to the Sydney Opera House there be a lot of plays, concerts and many other performances. I’m sure we have a great time.

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Going to in the positive form

Instructions: Choose the right options in the following sentences.

  1. There is going to be / are going to be a cheap trip to Australia next month.
  2. It are going to include / is going to include flight + hotel for an amazing price!
  3. I am going to book / are going to book two spaces for that.
  4. It is going to be / are going to be a fantastic way to celebrate my wedding anniversary.
  5. My husband and I am going to have / are going to have a wonderful time there.
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