Self Study – Asking About Future Plans

  • Do you think 4 hours of a public English class during a week is not enough for you?
  • Do you think you need to talk in English more to become better in speaking?
  • Do you think there nobody out of the class to help you practice your speaking?

Well, there are some ways to solve the problem!

  • You can go to another English speaking country for some time ,but that can be a very expensive and time taking idea!
  • Or you can take private classes everyday and improve your English ,but it is not going to be very good for your pocket!
  • Or you can chat on line for improving for that! Takes time, ha?

Fortunately there is another way that I myself have experienced. Talk to yourself!!!   Yes , really!   It’s great. In this article, we are going to learn many ways of how to make our home a classroom!

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be careful about the people who are around you! They might think you have a mental problem and may do some things for you such as taking you to a doctor or even to a mental health clinic. Do not forget to talk about your speaking program with them! 😉

Here are some useful phrases to talk about your or somebody’s future plans.

Asking about plans

What are your plans for (… summer)?
Have you decided (… where you’re going on holiday)?
What are you up to (… in summer?)
Are you going to Tabriz again for summer?

When you talk about your plans, use the present continuous tense:

I’m thinking of going to …
We’re planning to go to…
He’s hoping to go to…
I’m toying / playing with the idea of…

Other useful phrases

I’ve got my heart set on…
I’ve been dying to go to… (ever since I heard about it from my neighbor)
I’d love to go to Australia, but it’s too far / expensive
I can’t choose between Mashad and Shiraz…
I’m torn between Italy and France.

When your plans aren’t yet certain

It looks like… (we’re going to Cyprus)
As long as we can get our visa in time, we’ll be going to the USA
We’re not 100% sure, but we might be going to Egypt
It’s a toss-up between Greece and Spain.
We’re on the waiting list for a villa in Amol.

When your plans are all arranged

You can use the present perfect tense to announce your plans:

We’ve decided to go to Greece.
We’ve settled on Spain, after all.
They’ve opted for a camping holiday in France.
We’ve booked a weekend in a nice hotel in Paris.

Or use the going to future to talk about your intentions:

We’re going (to go) to the Algarve for two weeks in July.
She’s going to stay in a B&B in the Lakes with some work mates.

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  1. mehdi bahman December 17, 2014 at 11:14 - Reply

    iw was exteremely good

  2. Fateme January 22, 2014 at 21:25 - Reply

    Hi teacher…
    Sorry! It seems my comment is still awaiting!!??

  3. Fateme January 21, 2014 at 23:23 - Reply

    Hi teacher!
    Is this your picture??!! It seems it is not related to you?

    • Hossein Mofidi January 22, 2014 at 13:59 - Reply

      It is ..:-)

    • Hossein Mofidi January 23, 2014 at 23:14 - Reply

      yES IT IS!!! 🙂 ASK HIM!

      • Fateme January 24, 2014 at 00:55 - Reply

        Okay sir, I’ll ask him… 😉

  4. sin shin June 28, 2013 at 18:07 - Reply

    what are my plans for this summer?
    it seems it is too complicated.
    i’d love to go to Tabriz again,but i don’t have enough time.

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