The ‘Going to’ future – Interrogative form

You will study how to elaborate questions about the future using going to


The ‘Going to’ future – Interrogative form


Instructions: Read the text about the Texas War of Independence. Look at the words in bold.

Are you going to tell me about Alaska?

Of course! Alaska is a U.S. state situated in the northwest extremity of the Americas. The Canadian administrative divisions of British Columbia and Yukon border the state to the east. Its most extreme western part is Attu Island. It has a maritime border with Russia to the west across the Bering Strait.

Alaska’s economy is dominated by the fishing, natural gas, and oil industries, resources which it has in abundance. Military bases and tourism are also a significant part of the economy.

The United States purchased Alaska from the Russian Empire in 1867. The area went through several administrative changes before becoming organized as a territory in 1912. It was admitted as the 49th state of the U.S. on January 3, 1959.

Alaska. Retrieved November, 2016 from

Getting started: The largest state

Instructions: Read the text. Then, do the activities suggested.

Alaska is the largest state in the United States in land area at 663,268 square miles over twice the size of Texas, the next largest state. Alaska is larger than all but 18 sovereign countries. Counting territorial waters, Alaska is larger than the combined area of the next three largest states: Texas, California, and Montana.

The state is bordered by Yukon and British Columbia in Canada, to the east, the Gulf of Alaska and the Pacific Ocean, to the south and southwest the Bering Sea, Bering Strait, and Chukchi Sea to the west and the Arctic Ocean to the north. Alaska’s territorial waters touch Russia’s territorial waters in the Bering Strait.

Alaska. Retrieved November, 2016 from

Some data

Instructions: Match questions and answers.

Yes, they are. No, it isn’t.No, they aren’t.

1. Is Alaska going to expand its boundaries? ______________

2. Are Texas, California, and Montana going to cover Alaska? ______________

3. Are Yukon and British Columbia in Canada? ______________

Let’s study the ‘Going to’ - future in the Interrogative form

Instructions: Read about the Going to – future in the interrogative form.

Remember: Be + Going to is used to talk about the future:

  1. To express a plan or decision.


    • Are you going to take her to the movies next week?
    • Are you going to start swimming lessons next month?
    • Is she going to meet him tomorrow?
  2. To express a certainty about the future based on evidence in the present:


    • Are they going to have a baby in two months?
    • Is it going to rain?


Look at the word order in the Interrogative form:

Auxiliary verb To BeSubjectGoing toVerb in the Simple formComplement?Yes / No Short answers
Areyougoing toget marriedin two months?Yes, I am. / No, I’m not.
AreDavid and yougoing tobe engagednext year?Yes, we are. / No, we aren’t.
Ishis mothergoing tobehere soon?Yes, she is. / No, she isn’t.



Questions with Going To

Instructions: Drag and drop the words to make logical questions.

goyoutonightgoing toAreto the concert
IsstudyHarrywithgoing toyou for the exam
going tothatIsnew CD Davidbuy
Aregoing toin the partythe boysdance
inviteAreteenagerstheymanygoing to
Isa rock bandtherebegoing to
going to Aremotorcycleyoutheride


Questions and answers

Instructions: Make questions with the following prompts:

  1. it (rain)?
  2. Yes, it . It’s cloudy.
  3. we (go) to the movies?
  4. Of course we .
  5. you (come) for me?
  6. No, my father .
  7. he (drive)?
  8. Yes, he is.
done Check


Questions with ‘going to’

Instructions: Correct the following interrogative sentences.

  1. Are you going cook dinner tonight? ?
  2. Are David going to participate in the swimming competition? ?
  3. Is Olivia going to knits the sweater for her boyfriend? ?
  4. Is the boys going to invite the girls for the dancing? ?
  5. Are you going to travel Europe by boat? ?
  6. Is Harry to present a final English exam? ?
  7. Are all the girls here goin to cook a chocolate cake? ?
done Check