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

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Language level

Intermediate: B1


I'm going to pass English exam

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.

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.


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The LearnEnglish Team

Thnaks a lot, i love this video

What I suppose to say if I sure about something
“I will do it “
“I am going to do it”
Which of the sentence is stronger?

Hello fahri,

Neither one is stronger. The difference is in when you decided to 'do it'. If you decided just now, you should say 'I'll do it'. If you decided before now, then the other form is better. See our talking about the future page for a more complete explanation.

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The LearnEnglish Team

Hello, Team.
I have a big concern about this phrase "this is more like it".
As Rob says : "We say 'this is more like it' or 'that is more like it' when something is better than it was before".
And my question is after you've solved my problem, is it appropriate to say "Thank you very much. This is more like it".
Would you like to explain, please?
Thank you very much.

Hello Nizam Balinese,

No, we would not say that as it would sound quite rude. When we say That's more like it or This is more like it we are, as Rob says, making a comment that something has improved. In the context you suggest it would mean that we are saying that the other person was not helpful before but has now improved their behaviour, which would sound quite aggressive to most people. It's similar to saying 'Finally!' when someone helps you - it's more a comment on how bad things were before than how grateful you are now. A simple Thank you. That's really helpful is the best option.


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The LearnEnglish Team