Will+BASE FORM means future.
Will has no forms. I will, you will, she will, he will….
Will is used to mean a quick decision (the phone rings…I’ll get it!) or a firm decision (I will get a better job before the end of this year!)
Simple future affirmative (will+base form) http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/future-1-will/exercises?02
Simple future questions (will+base form) http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/future-1-will/exercises?04
Simple future (will) positive/negative/question http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/tests/future-1-will-1
BE GOING TO+BASE FORM also means future.
BE has its normal forms: I am going to stay home. She is going to take that class. We are going to drive to LA. You are going to see her tonight.
“be going to” is used much more than “will.”
“be going to” is used to mean future plans. I already have that plan in mind.
Pronunciation (NOT spelling!!) is “gonna.” With “gonna,” you still need the BE verb: I’m gonna be in class, She’s gonna make a cake, We’re gonna play soccer.
Simple future (be going to+base form) http://a4esl.org/q/h/0101/sv-goingto.html
Simple future review (will vs. be going to) http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/simplefuture.html (exercises at the bottom)
http://www.englishclub.com/grammar/verb-tenses_future.htm (game at the bottom)
Present Progressive or Simple Present in Future Meaning
(present progressive form, but meaning future time)
We use this a lot for plans and schedules.
My sister is arriving at 7pm tomorrow. Our team is playing the other school’s team next Tuesday. I’m meeting my friends at the restaurant after class. He’s going to SF tonight.
Simple Present can also be used to mean future
If it’s written on a schedule or calendar it becomes a fact (simple present) even if the event is in the future.
The bus comes at 6:15. The movie starts at 7:20. This class gets out at 7:40.
Simple future vs. Present Progressive/Simple Present in Future Meaning (used for plans & schedules)
Simple Future vs. Future continuous
Simple Future vs. Future Perfect
Future Perfect vs. Future Perfect Continuous
many future tenses