Rob and Ashlie discuss how to use ‘going to’ and ‘will’ to talk about plans and make predictions.

Watch the video. Then go to Task and do the activities.


Language level

Intermediate: B1


Thnaks a lot, i love this video

hello everyone .. :)

what are the other differences between "will " and " Be going to " ?

Hello Kinda Mhanna,

Please refer to our grammar section. Here is the page on future forms, for example, and here is another page on the subject.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Mr Peter,
I'm a new member of LearnEnglish family and find it quite helpful to learn correct usage of words,
and with British accent . Thanks.

I'm going to pass English exam

Dear LearnEnglish Team.

That was so surprising to find: "Germany are going to win". Well I would use "is" insted of "are". I am sure I was wrong, because I am not a native speeker. I will appreciate it if you answere me.

Hello Bognar Norbert,

Some collective nouns can be both singular and plural. If we think of the institution then we use a singular verb; if we think of the individuals who make up the group then we use a plural verb. For example:

The police is... [the institution of the police]

The police are... [the individuals who work as police]


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

it is really helpful.


hi british council.. firstly, i want to thank you for making such great video lessons for us esl students.. actually, based on the last expression Mr. rob taught us, "that is more like it". I was wondering what is the real difference among "more likely", "most likely", & "likely".. could you give an explanation to me and if okay, could you give me a couple of sentences using those words? that would be very helpful. I'll wait your reply sir, thank you.

sincerely, Roy.