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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


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

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.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

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