How to Use Gonna, Going to and Will Correctly to Sound like a Native English Speaker


Hello, I’m Gabby from many of my English students confuse the use of going to Versus will you may have learned in your English class that you can use both of these? To talk about events that will happen in the future and that you can use them interchangeably while that is true It’s not the entire complete truth and so right here right now I’m going to clarify when it is more correct to use going to or will the basics of how to use them along with lots of examples to show you how to use them and at the end of This English tip lesson, I’ll give you a quiz to check your Understanding if you would like to learn more about this and many other topics in speaking English Then you should get on the wait list for my complete course inside my complete English course, you’ll find the rest of this lesson including common mistakes using going to and will and how to fix them and Native English speaker tips on how we really use these two in everyday English Conversation it’s a little bit different than what you may have learned in your traditional English class or textbook to get on the wait list visit slash Pre-reg that’s p r e r e G and the link is in the description I highly recommend that you get on the wait list because the next time that I Open up the course for new students. It will fill up quickly. So I’ll see you there now without further ado Let’s jump into this english lesson on how to use going to vs Well before we talk about the differences that you can see behind me. I want to talk briefly about how to form sentences with going to and with will with going to you need of course a subject and then the verb to be Before you use going to and then another verb, for example I am going to teach you about going to vs. Will or You are going to he or she is going to we are going to they are Going to with will we don’t need the verb to be we just need a subject will and then another verb for example I will teach you about going to vs will you will he or she will we will they will now let’s look at how native English speakers actually use these we often do not say the complete form as I just said them you often your native speakers saying gonna for example I’m gonna teach you about Going to vs well You’re gonna he or she’s gonna we’re gonna they’re gonna and with will we often? Contract the subject and will for example aisle you’ll he or shil so he’ll or she’ll will and they’ll so keep this in mind because when you’re listening more often than not native speakers will use these shorter forms because they’re Easier to say they may not be easier to hear but once you train your hearing and you’re listening in English It will get a lot easier now. What is the difference? Well, we can use both of these to talk about the future but there are some subtle but important differences especially if you want to focus on Meaning or expressing a certain thing. So let me explain going to is For events in the future that you’ve already decided on in the past This is a plan you’ve made the decision. So it’s not a surprise. It’s not something you just decided it’s not something that’s in the Distant future it’s something that is likely to happen because you’ve already decided on it It could also be for something that you’re predicting. It could be something that you are Anticipating. So for example, I’m going to teach you about going to versus will that would be the most appropriate way to Express what I am planning to do in the video because I’ve already decided that I’m going to do it I didn’t just turn on the camera and then decide I think I’ll teach going to verse as well No, I planned this it was decided before I started speaking. It is likely to happen soon And in fact, it’s happening right now also with the weather we often use going to because it’s not only Something that’s likely to happen soon. For example. I see it’s very cloudy outside I think it’s going to rain it’s also a prediction or something that I’m anticipating now another example of prediction or Anticipation would be talking about your favorite sports team and how you think they’re going to do. I think my favorite team is gonna win now, let’s look at will will is for when you want to show that you have just Decided in the moment of speaking. So for rapid decisions something that was not planned in advance For example, hmm. I’m thirsty. I think I’ll go get a glass of water I wasn’t planning to be thirsty. I wasn’t planning on this glass of water It’s something that struck me because I was feeling thirsty just now we use will when we’re negotiating So in the moment when you’re talking through a business deal Perhaps you’re going to buy a car. You could say mmm. Your asking price is a little expensive I’ll give you half of what you’re offering so you just had this thought in the moment while you were negotiating and then you make the offer we use will for Promises, for example, I promise I’ll always be your friends or I promise I’ll bake you a cake I promise I’ll always be the best English teacher I can be for you conversely a threat which is like a negative promise can be expressed with will for example I’ll get you for that if you did something wrong or mean to me I might say Oh get you for that. We also use will for dreams or Events that might occur far into the future for example anytime Someone says someday or I dream about doing something then you should use will for example someday, I’ll win the lottery or Someday, I’ll find the man of my dreams and get married and all have a baby These are all dreams that are not happening anytime soon So I would use will we can also use will with requests or for? Volunteering for example, my bag is very heavy Will you help me carry it and then if you would like to volunteer to help me you could say yes, I will Or without me asking you might say Gabi. I see that your bag is very heavy I’ll help you carry it We also use will for facts For example next year the American people will vote on a new president and finally Decisions especially decisions that you make in the moment of speaking. Yes I think I will drink a glass of water soon because I’m thirsty It’s just a silly example but these are the differences between will and going to to quickly recap going to is more for pre-planned decisions so decisions that you have made Previous to speaking going to is for things that are likely to happen soon so it’s hard to put an exact time on this but it’s more the feeling something that is going to happen and the immediate soon future we use going to something that’s more definite or a prediction when you say I think Something is going to happen This is the correct usage of going to as opposed to will that we use for decisions made in the moment Spontaneous decisions. I’ll do something because it sounds fun in the moment not something that’s pre-planned will is also for events that could happen far in the future or Dreams, so they definitely have a different feeling although you could use them enter changeably Let’s look at some examples when you cannot use these two Interchangeably so you get a better idea of how they’re different When you’re trying to decide whether to use going to or will ask yourself. Is it a plan or a dream? Is it likely to happen soon or? farther off in the distant future Is it more likely to happen or maybe more unlikely to happen? Let me share some examples that are both correct sentences, but have very different meanings. I’m Going to have a baby versus I’ll have a baby. I’m going to have a baby Makes me think that I’m already pregnant and it’s a definite plan I’ll have a baby makes me think that it’s a plan for the distant future or maybe more of a dream Do you see the difference I’m going to travel to Egypt makes me think that it’s a definite plan Perhaps I have purchased tickets and I’m going in the next several months Versus someday, I’ll travel to Egypt especially when we hear that someday We know that it’s a more distant dream and I probably have not bought a ticket or made any definite plans I’m going to speak English fluently versus I will speak English fluently I’m going to sounds more like it’s going to happen soon and you’ve made a decision and it’s a definite plan Versus I’ll speak English fluently someday sounds like more of a distant dream So I would say for you you are going to speak English fluently very soon, especially if you’re watching go natural English now, when can you use these interchangeably if you are not Emphasizing that it is something you’ve already decided on if you’re not emphasizing that it’s a prediction or something that’s going to happen soon if you’re not emphasizing that it’s a dream or a Decision that you have made in that very moment or perhaps that you’re volunteering Or making a request well you can probably in most cases use these interchangeably but notes that the Meaning can change and someone might misunderstand you now Let’s take a quiz to test your understanding of the differences between going to and will please fill in the blanks by thinking about and even Saying the answer out loud number one I Teach you the difference between going to and will number two, my suitcase is so heavy you Help me with it three Sunday I Have a baby For within the next year I Have a baby number five I Tell you the answers now Alright, let’s look at the answers number one. I’m Going to teach you about the difference between going to and will would be the most appropriate Answer number two. My bag is very heavy. Will you help me carry? It would be the best answer to this one number three someday I’ll have a baby It would be the most appropriate answer you could say going to but you see there’s a different feeling someday Really insinuates or it shows that we’re talking about the distant future Versus number four within the next year it’s something that is happening soon, and I’m probably planning it I’m going to have a baby just Examples guys, there is no baby coming anytime soon number five I’m Going to tell you the answers because it’s something that I’ve planned to do and it’s going to happen in a short time So, how did you do on the quiz was this easy or difficult? Let me know and if you’d like to learn more about this topic and many others I’m going to share common mistakes how to correct them as well as how to use these more as native English speakers do in the second half of this lesson, which is inside my premium completes English course if you want information on When it is opening for new students and how to join you should join the waitlist at slash Pre-reg that’s p r e r e G and the link is in the description Now if you enjoyed this free english tip, click on the subscribe button, and I hope to see you again Next week. Thank you so much for watching and have an amazing day. Bye for now

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85 thoughts on “How to Use Gonna, Going to and Will Correctly to Sound like a Native English Speaker”

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  5. Ram Sharan says:

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  7. Weston says:

    epic video

  8. Weston says:

    awesome video

  9. Abu Huraira says:

    One day I'm gonna make the onions cry

    I made a huge to do list today.
    I just can't figure out who's going to do it

    Tomorrow will be a new chapter in my life. This book is getting very interesting

  10. Shahid Alvi says:

    Beautiful video thanks for making the conception clear thanks

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  13. Jailton Girão da Silva says:

    The problem with GOING TO and WIIL is that exists BILLIONS of instances when we English learners don't quite sure know which one of them to use . The same problem happens with TO versus FOR and the two TERRIBLE words to distinguish the intimidating word "THIS" and the SCARY word "THAT"👿👹👽👾👿👹😭😭😱😱😈
    Thanks great video!

  14. oni Gonzalez says:

    Really I appreciate it ma'am

  15. phan tam says:

    Thanks for your lessons. It is really difficult for me to pronounce l’ll she'll .he’ll..😰

  16. Alek Monica says:

    Keep it up!!! You are the reason y I always watch go natural English

  17. V4 Tech says:

    1 LIKE
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  18. Nawaz Khan says:

    Great lesson it will really help me because I'm very confused that when I will use "going to" or "will", so thanks so much.

  19. mohamed kone says:

    Hello, Gabi !

  20. Mohamed Abou Daif says:

    Hi Gabby, I have seen this video before, am I correct? However, good job, your videos always improve my accent and refresh my mind

  21. Victor Hugo says:

    Gabbi, could you Tell me when will you come back to Brazil 🇧🇷?
    I love your channel and God blessed us with you.
    Take Care Sweet heart.🇧🇷🇺🇸

  22. K. Hachi says:

    Thank you for explaining the difference clearly. It's really helpful to learn how to use them.

  23. トリリンガル Trilingirl Annie TV says:

    Super super helpful 👍✨😃

  24. SFERA I says:

    Yes baby ✌️😎

  25. Mario Diaz says:

    Thank you Gabby for this lesson. Do you have a lesson for using at, in, on? Thank you

  26. Silvio Martins says:

    This was the best "will vs going to" lesson I've ever watched. You're awesome!! Thanks ❤️

  27. René Orózco says:

    Hello Gabby, I have learned that "gonna”, is not polite, that’s street English…

  28. Bethania Moreira says:

    Hi Gabby , how's it going ⁉️

    Hey Gabby , you're fascinating and surprisingly funny as well 🤣😂😅

    I was exactly thinking a lot in questioning it to you Gabby if you're planning to have a baby in the moment you said they were just examples , wow 😂

    Your examples are elucidating Gabby , they're helpful a lot for us , as always by the way 😉

    I loved this lesson and it was so nice of you Gabby , when you said that you hope that WE'RE GOING TO BE fluent this year , meaning We're already on this pass , because you used GOING TO …

    Referring to our fluency , meaning it's for now , present days , thank you so much Gabby , it means a lot for Me

    Hey , I'm going to watch The Princess Sofia right now , there's a cute Girl ( My Niece Biazinha ) right by my side on her knees asking Me to do it for her and Gabby , She used the expression :

    For heaven's sake ( in Portuguese 😍 ) I definitely can't resist

    Gabby , today is a Happy day to Me , just because you posted and , it really makes my day , I hope you have a wonderful and happy day too

    Bye for now 💋💋

  29. Sergei El says:

    Great lesson! Thanks

  30. Ali Ali says:

    if i do well, i'll be a good english trainer.
    i'm gonna be ill because of influ

  31. Roger Chavier says:

    The quiz was easy after your explanation. Thanks a lot.

  32. Hemaraju E says:

    He will become an engineer.
    He is going to become an engineer.

  33. KSHARE24 says:

    Thank you😊

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  35. رحمة عثمان says:

    thank you

  36. deaniel silro says:

    hola profe, como vas con tu español?

  37. Danny Collins says:

    I got it!! Thanks a lot!!

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  39. papah nessa says:

    Very nice

  40. Kevin Oliveira says:

    Gaby is one of the first teacher that I met on youtube, as always great class! thanks

  41. Catherine Wilson says:

    Amazing!You did solve my huge problem in this.The best video about these important words.(actually the best as ever!)💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻😌

  42. princess zainah says:

    Will is also used where the evidence is not clear

  43. Aaron Crespo says:

    You should do the questions one by one much easier for others to understand

  44. Blue Road viet nguyen says:

    Good Job Thanks Miss

  45. abderrahmane najib says:

    thank you for help as, i like your channel 🤩🤩😘

  46. Salym Ally says:

    Thanks so much now I understand how to use this, will and going to

  47. Tomasz Antczak says:

    I will be going to use it correctly.

  48. JRamón SVQ says:

    Loud and clear. Thanks a lot.

  49. Abbass Fadhil says:

    Well done, Allah bless you for ever.

  50. Nikolai Suvorov says:

    Actually, this video has already been.

  51. Nikolai Suvorov says:

    Btw. Could possibly make a similar presentation about the verb 'to help'? I mean, sometimes I can see something like 'I will help you carry that heavy bag'. However, sometimes they use the particle 'to' before a second verb. Maybe there are some rules related to this one, so I would appreciate it if you make a video explaining these nuances.

  52. عطاالله سليم says:

    I need person for learning language English

  53. عطاالله سليم says:

    Thanks teacher Gabby

  54. logical thinking says:

    You Are brilliant

  55. Antuon Oliveira says:

    Your explanation is very good.
    Sometimes I think I'll never understand and speak English, but I am gonna to understand and speak English because I am studying for this.

  56. Anderson 100 says:

    I don't have children. I'll find the Woman of my dreams and get married. Gabby 😆 Within our dreams and aspirations we find our opportunities. .

  57. Andrey S. says:

    I just want to know: who that people which put the dislike button? Whats wrong with you?

  58. ryszard kowalski says:

    Hello! A very good lesson, as usual. Now I've learned the difference between the two similar expressions ( so similar, but still so different). Many thanks. Bye.

  59. Reza khawary says:

    You are the best gabby

  60. Alex Chugaev says:

    Great lesson! Thank you so much, Gabby!

  61. Tuan Nguyen says:

    Love u, Gabby

  62. Mateus Ribeiro says:

    Teacher please give number watsap

  63. mohamed kone says:

    Thanks a lot !

  64. ze chang says:

    I got it. thank you. what about 'be doing sth' to express the future? what does it imply?


    Hello! adorable nymph. Here from South America, I always am listening to you…Excuse me, can you help me? how does it say? what are you going to have for Breakfast? or what will you have for breakfast?…te deseo lo mejor.

  66. Abdirisak mustafe says:

    I need someone who practice English with me🙏

  67. Christian Cruz says:

    Thanks for the lesson, It was really helpful. I like your videos fist of all because of the content and second, because you remind me of the love of my life.

  68. shireen Ibdah says:

    I am going to set my goals for this year and I will achieve them …thanks beautiful Gabby.

  69. Majeed Khan says:

    Your my favourite

  70. Thotmaya Duidang says:

    Thanks alot Gabrielle for the valuable lesson… It really helps alot to those who consider that English is not their first language…. & keep up the good work… really appreciate it…

  71. Fátima R Conte says:

    The quiz was easy because u explained so well 😀

  72. AZAD AHAMAD says:


  73. sedghi alvandi says:

    Hi your beautiful

  74. moh khan says:

    Hi gabby class nice beautiful design on talk line great reading

  75. Mustapha H. says:


  76. shiva A says:

    Gabby. Will you teach noun clauses and adverb clauses

  77. Eduardo Matias says:

    I'll be back.

  78. ERI-K BURI says:

    Thank you Gaby…you are the better English teacher of the world. 😘

  79. Flávio Garcia says:

    Excellent class!!!

  80. Sergei Petrov says:

    Hello Gabby! Nice to see you! Thanks a lot for the lesson! Everything is clear about the topic. My score is 5 out of 5 in the quiz:)

  81. ahmd hmdl says:

    how to pronounce a , sometimes it sound e' or a.please

  82. kamel hatem says:

    Thanks a lot teacher Gabby!

  83. Shaheer Ali says:

    I'm gonna watch the video again to understand the concept well

  84. Aparecido FERREIRA VAIS says:

    Hi Gabby is very good to watch your videos
    You're an amazing teacher and you explain very well.
    So it's easy to understand you
    Thank you so much
    Have a great weekend my beautiful teacher 😉🇧🇷

  85. 陳冠樂 says:

    Do u mind teaching us how to distinguish “to infinitive” and “ to -ving” thank you

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