The ‘Going to’ future with Question Words

You will study how to formulate questions about the future using "going to" and words like where, who and what.


The ‘Going to’ future with Question Words


Instructions: Read the text about Montana. Look at the words in bold.

"Belly River", Martin Kraft (2013), Wikimedia Commons.

Where are you going to go on your next vacation?

I am going to visit Montana. The state’s name is derived from the Spanish word montaña (mountain). Montana has several nicknames, although none official, including “Big Sky Country” and “The Treasure State”. Montana has a 545-mile border with three Canadian provinces: British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan. The western third of Montana contains numerous mountain ranges. Smaller island ranges are found throughout the state.

The economy is primarily based on agricultura, including ranching and cereal grain farming. Other significant economic activities include oil, gas, coal, and hard rock mining, lumber, and the fastest-growing sector, tourism.

Montana. Retrieved November 2016 from

Getting started: Rivers, lakes and reservoirs

Instructions: Read the text to do the activities suggested.

Montana contains thousands of names rivers and creeks. 450 miles of which are known for “blue-ribbon” trout fishing. Montana’s water resources provide for recreation, hydropower crop and forage irrigation, mining and water for human consumption. Montana is one of few geographic areas in the world whose rivers form parts of three major watersheds. Its revers feed the Pacific Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico, and Hudson Bay. The watersheds divide at Triple Dive Peak in Glacier National Park.

Montana. Retrieved November 2016 from

Next vacation

Instructions: Choose are going to or is going to to fill in the gaps in the following dialogue.

  • Ellie: Where you go next vacation?
  • Michael: I am going to visit Montana.
  • Ellie: How long you stay there?
  • Michael: For about two weeks.
  • Ellie: Who go with you?
  • Michael: Some friends from College.
  • Ellie: Which places all of you visit?
  • Michael: We try to visit some places near the border to Canada, and of course, as much rivers and lakes as we can.
  • Ellie: Wow! That sounds interesting!
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Let’s learn how to use the ‘going to’ future with Question Words.

Instructions: Read about the going to – future with Question Words.

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 of the Interrogative form with Question Words:

Question WordAuxiliary To BeSubjectGoing toVerb in the simple formComplement?Answers
WhoisJanegoing toget marriedto?David.
Whenareyougoing tobeengaged?Next year.
Whereareyougoing togoon holiday?to Europe.



Question words

Instructions: Drag and drop the appropriate Question Word to each sentence.

How longWhoHow manyWhenWhichWhatWhere

1. ___________ is going to give the history lesson?

2. ___________ is the next history lesson going to be?

3. ___________ history process are we going to study?

4. ___________ is the exposition going to be?

5. ___________ are we going to look for information?

6. ___________ events are we going to talk about?

7. ___________ students are there going to be in the class?


Questions and Answers

Instructions: Match the questions and answers.

Two hours and a half.About $20.Some friends of mine.In Wimbledon stadium.Next week.We’re going to get a van.Muse.

1. When is the rock concert going to be? _______________

2. Where is the concert going to be? _______________

3. Which band is going to play? _______________

4. How long is the concert going to be? _______________

5. How much are the tickets going to cost? _______________

6. Who else is going to go? _______________

7. How are you going to get there? _______________


Connectors of sequence

Instructions: Correct the following questions.