Talking about your plans
Use I am going to… to tell your friends and colleagues about your plans.
- I am going to ask her out.
- I am going to invite him to my party.
- I am going to meet her tomorrow.
- I am going to find a good job.
- I am going to resign from my job.
To ask someone about their plans, use Are you going to…?
- Are you going to accept that offer?
- Are you going to invite them to your party?
- Are you going to discuss this with him?
- Are you going to spend the weekend at home?
To make an arrangement with a friend or colleague, use We can…
- We can meet outside the café.
- We can hire a taxi.
- We can meet tomorrow.
- We can have lunch at a restaurant.
Use I’ll …to talk about an arrangement you like.
- I will meet you outside the theatre.
- I will meet you at 8 pm.
- I will meet you outside the cinema.
- I will call you when I am ready.
To ask if somebody is happy with an arrangement, use Is…OK?
- Is Monday OK?
- Is it OK to bring my daughter?
- Is a burger OK?
Saying what you have to do
To say what you have to do, use I have to…
- I have to make a call.
- I have to leave early today.
- I have to pick him up from the airport.
- I have to finish this assignment by evening.
- I have to be there by six o’clock.
- I have to meet John tomorrow.
- I have to find a solution to this problem.
- I have to get my eyes tested.
- I have to buy some clothes.
To ask what someone has to do, use Do you have to…?
- Do you have to go now?
- Do you have to be there before 8 o’clock?
- Do we have to book early?
Use I must to say what you have to do in a strong way.
- I must get that tooth extracted.
- I must stop smoking.
- I must finish this report today.
- I must send the payment tomorrow.
- I must develop healthy eating habits.