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hirashin

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Dear native English speakers,
I'm making exercises about "be going to".

Would you mind checking my sentences?

1 I'm going to study English very hard this year.
2 Nancy is going to visit the temple tomorrow.
3 We're going to play soccer here this afternoon.
4 Look at that cloud. It's going to rain soon.
5 "Are you going to be a doctor ?" "Yes, I am."
6 "What are you going to do next Sunday?" "I'm going to play tennis with Jane."
7 My parents are going to visit London next month.
8 That big rock is going to fall.
9 We are going to have a picnic in the park tomorrow.
10 My uncle and aunt are going to visit my house on weekend.
11 "Is your father going to be back from Japan?" "Yes, he is."
12 "Are you going to study in Australia next year?" "Yes, I am."
13 "Which car are you going to buy?" "I'm going to buy the Honda."
14 "Are your parents going to travel to Europe next month?" "Yes, they are."
15 Are they going to arrive here tomorrow morning? No, they aren't. / No, they're not.
16 "Is Nancy going to play tennis here next Sunday?" "Yes, she is."
17 What are they going to buy at the store?
18 That boy is going to fall into the river.
19 I'm going to be a famous singer.
20 They are going to go to Osaka on weekend.
22 What time are you going to arrive in Osaka?
23 That plane is going to fall into the sea.
24 Which car is the man going to buy?
25 It's going to snow soon.
26 They are going to arrive at Osaka Station at eight tonight.
27 My parents are going to be back from Australia next month.
28 I'm going to study drama in London.
29 The snow is going to melt in a week.
30 Where are you going to play tennis tomorrow morning?
31 They are going to be English teachers.

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10 and 20...on the weekend - or at the weekend if you're British. I think the article is needed.
15 doesn't have quote marks but the surrounding ones do. Maybe include one about Kawasaki Frontale is going to win the JLeague soccer title this year instead of one of the boring ones about the weather! The others are all fine.
 

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Thanks, Lothor. I'm not familiar with soccer, but is it true that Kawasaki Frontale is going to win the JLeague title?

(a) Kawasaki Frontale is going to win the JLeague soccer title this year.

How about these? Can't "soccer title" or "soccer" be omitted?
(b) Kawasaki Frontale is going to win the JLeague title this year.
(c) Kawasaki Frontale is going to win the JLeague this year.
 
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Both sentences are OK. The team are on fire this season, and although there's a mathematical possibility that another team could win, it's as likely as me going on a date with Ryoko Shinohara!
 

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Thanks, Lothor. What's "on fire"? Of course I know what "That house is on fire" means, but what does "the team are on fire" mean?

By the way, how many games more is the team going to play? ( Am I saying it right?)
 

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前置詞句​

on fire
  1. Being burned by fire. If the wind picks up and the flames spread, the whole town could go on fire.
  2. (idiomatic) Achieving good results at a rapid rate. That striker has scored four goals so far - he's on fire!
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  • (being burned by fire): afire, aflame, alight, burning, flaming, going up in smoke, in flames
  • (rapidly achieving good results): on a roll, on a tear
 

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Thanks, Lothor. What's "on fire"? Of course I know what "That house is on fire" means, but what does "the team are on fire" mean?

By the way, how many games more is the team going to play? ( Am I saying it right?)
How many more games is the team going to play?

Note that team can also be treated as a plural noun if we're thinking about the players. Many football fans may say that the team ARE playing well because they are thinking about the performance of the different players.

You can check the JLeague website for the number of games left. Each team plays 34 games.
 
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