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


Hello axu,

I'm afraid we're too small a team with too much work to be able to provide detailed lessons on-demand, but the good news is that we have a page, the active and passive voice page, where you can find a lesson about this. Once you've worked through the lesson, if you have a specific question about one of your sentences, please feel free to ask us - though please ask us that on an appropriate page.

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Hello Peter
thank you for your reply to me . I am interesting to attend British council course , But I am in remote area of Bangladesh , is there any way for me to attend your course . I have another question also ? is British council offer online curse , will it be helpful for someone who would like participate on IELTS exam

Hello bulbulbigboss,

You can read about the British Council's operations in Bangladesh on this page, and you can find out about different ways of learning online on this page. Here at LearnEnglish we don't organised courses as such, but all of our materials are accessible free of charge as a learning resource.

For more information on the IELTS exam, including many preparation and practice materials, take a look at the British Council's TakeIELTS site. I'm sure it will be very helpful for you.

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thank you.very useful information

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.

Hello elroyf14,

'likely' is the basic form here - you can find a definition and examples in our dictionary (see the Cambridge Dictionaries Online searchbox on the lower right). 'more likely' is a comparative form (e.g. 'She is more likely to know the answer than I am') and 'most likely', if used with 'the', is a superlative form (e.g. 'She is the most likely to succeed'). Note that I have provided links to pages on adverbs, but we also have pages on adjectives - 'likely' can be one or the other depending on how it is used.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team


it is really helpful.

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]


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The LearnEnglish Team