Expressing Intention Material, Dialogue, & Example Questions

Material for Expressing Intention, Dialogue, & Example Questions – In speaking or interacting, of course, we will find many phrases or expressions. Starting from getting acquainted, offering something to others, inviting other people and conveying a wish.

Not only in Indonesian, all languages ​​certainly have expressions in conveying a wish. In English, this is called expressing intention. To understand what expressing intention is and how to use it in everyday conversation, see the text below.

What is Expressing Intention

Intention is a goal or vision that guides activities, thoughts, attitudes and choices.

Means, expressing intention has the meaning of expressing intentions, hopes or intentions.

This expression includes an expression that has never happened because this expression is still in the form of a plan or hope. To express an intention, the simple future tense is usually used.

  1. He will
  2. I am going to
  3. I am planning to
  4. I am thinking of (I am thinking about)
  5. I fully intended to
  6. Maybe I will
  7. I would like to

The following is an example of expressing intention to ask someone about a plan or intention.

  1. Will you go fishing with me in the lake? (Will you go fishing with me on the lake?)
  2. We are going to practice tennis this afternoon
  3. What would you like to do? (What do you want to do?)
  4. What are you doing tonight? (What are you doing tonight?)
  5. What will you do in the summer? (What will you do in summer?)

Forms of Expressing Intention and Examples

BE + going to + simple verb 

Consider the examples of expressing intention as follows:

  1. I am going to my friend’s house tonight
  2. The United State Circus is going to be perform in New York tomorrow
  3. Are you going to join me in a music contest? (Are you going to join me in the music contest?)
  4. What are you going to do this weekend? (What are you going to do this weekend?)

BE + planning to + simple verb 

Consider the examples of expressing intention as follows:

  1. She is planning to go swimming in the public pool next week
  2. I am planning to knit a sweater for my boyfriend
  3. Are you planning to run away from here? (Are you planning to escape from here?)
  4. Are you planning to date him? (Are you planning to date him?)

BE + planning on + Ving

Consider the examples of expressing intention as follows:

  1. She is planning on translating the Japanese textbook tonight
  2. I am planning on fixing my dad’s old car tomorrow
  3. Are you planning on playing video games this weekend? (Are you planning on playing video games on the weekends?)
  4. Are you planning on running to the hill tomorrow morning? (Are you planning to run for the hills tomorrow morning?)

Would like to + simple verb

Consider the examples of expressing intention as follows:

  1. I would like to present my science project at this moment
  2. I would like to get a ticket for tomorrow
  3. Would you like to discuss the recycling project tomorrow at 7 pm? (Would you like to discuss the recycling project tomorrow at 7pm?)
  4. Would you like to come with me? (Do you want to come with me?)

Will + simple verb

Consider the examples of expressing intention as follows:

  1. I will make my birthday cake at home
  2. We will celebrate our first anniversary by going to the beach
  3. Will you attend his birthday party tonight? (Are you going to her birthday party tonight?)
  4. Will you marry me? (Will you marry me?)

Would rather + simple verb + than + simple verb

Consider the following examples of expressing intention:

  1. I would rather bring my own food than buy food in the restaurant
  2. She would rather stay in the house than go out with their family
  3. Would you rather buy a new book or buy the old one? (Would you rather buy a new book or buy an old one?)
  4. Would you rather live in a country side or live in the middle of town?

Would prefer + Ving + to + Ving

Consider the following examples of expressing intention:

  1. I would prefer buying instant food to making a food at home
  2. My sister prefers watching tv to playing with her friends (My sister prefers watching tv to playing with her friends)
  3. Do you prefer cooking in the kitchen or cooking in the yard? (Do you prefer to cook in the kitchen or in the yard?)
  4. Do you prefer swimming in the ocean or in the lake? (Would you rather swim in the ocean or in a lake?)

Intend to + simple verb

Consider the following examples:

  1. I intend to visit my grandmother this week
  2. He does not intend to continue his studies
  3. Do you intend to return home next year? (Do you intend to return home next year?)
  4. Do you intend to transfer the property to your daughter? (Do you intend to transfer the property to your daughter?)

Hope to + simple verb

Consider the examples of expressing intention as follows:

  1. We hope to see you again soon
  2. She hopes to go to college this year
  3. Does he hope to repair his car in your garage? (Is he hoping to fix his car in your garage?)
  4. Do you hope to have a bigger store this year? Do you hope to have a bigger store this year?

Want to + simple verb

Consider the examples of expressing intention as follows:

  1. Me and my sister want to bake a cake for my mom’s birthday
  2. I just want to wish you a happy birthday and wish you all the best! (I just want to wish you a happy birthday and wish you all the best)
  3. Do you want to talk about it tomorrow? (Do you want to talk about that tomorrow?)
  4. Do you want to make a trip schedule for this year? (Would you like to make a travel itinerary for this year?)
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Those are several forms of expressing intention, each of which can be further developed. Therefore, in order for you to become proficient at having expressing intention conversations, you should continue to practice every day.

Example of Expressing Intention Conversation

So that you better understand expressing intention, you can listen to some examples of expressing intention below.

Example 1

  • A: Could you buy me some meat and vegetables? (Could you buy some meat and vegetables?)
  • B: Sure. What are you going to do with them? (Of course. What are you going to do with the ingredients?)
  • A: I’m planning to cook vegetables and meat stir fry
  • B: what is that for? (What for?)
  • A: I want to give it to my mom. She really likes meat and vegetables. So, I intend to cook for her. (I want to give it to my mother. She really likes meat and vegetables. So, I intend to cook it for her)
  • B: Wow, that’s cool. OK, I’ll buy them for you. (wow, that’s cool. ok. i’ll buy those ingredients for you)
  • A: thanks a lot! (Thank you very much!) 

Example 2

  • A: Hey, B. What are you going to do this Sunday? (Hey, B. what are you going to do this week?)
  • B: Hey A. I’m going to visit my grandfather in Bandung. How about you? (Hey A. I’m going to visit my grandfather in Bandung. How about you?)
  • A: Hmm, I still do not have a plan for this Sunday.
  • B: Why don’t you go to the movie theater and watch some cool movies? (Why don’t you go to the theater and watch some cool movies?)
  • A: Well, actually that’s a good idea. But, i have to do my homework first. Have you done your homework? (Well, it’s actually a great idea. But I have to finish my homework first. Have you finished your homework yet?
  • B: Nope. i want to do my homework tonight. (Not yet. I want to do it tonight)
  • A: Shall we do our homework together? (Should we do it together?)
  • B: yeah sure, why not. (Yeah, of course, why not)
  • A: Okay, awesome! I will go to your house at 6 PM is that cool? (Okay, awesome! I’ll be over to your house at 6pm. Do you mind?)
  • B: Yeah cool, see you soon. (Yeah, alright. see you later)
  • A: see ya! (See you later)
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The book “Smart Strategies for Mastering English Conversation” is easy to understand and practical. This book is very suitable to be used as a reference when you want to practice English conversation because it contains discussions about tenses, structure or vocabulary.

Examples of Expressing Intention Practice Questions

Dialogue 1 

  • A: What would you like to do after you graduate from school?
  • B: I would like to take an undergraduate program on law education
  • A: Are you going to prepare yourself as a lawyer?
  • B: Yes, I love studying law. I would like to become a good lawyer.
  • A: What’s a nice goal you have
  • B: Thank you. What About you?
  • A: Well I am going to apply for the English program. I want to be a teacher
  • B: wow that’s cool.

Dialogue Question 1

  1. What is the expression of asking for intention found in the dialogue?
  2. What is the expression of telling intent found in the dialogue?

Dialogue 2

  • A: What would you like to do this weekend?
  • B: I have no idea about it. What are you going to do?
  • A: I am going on vacation with my family.
  • B: That’s awesome. I hope i can go with you.
  • A: Well, Would you like to come with me and my family?
  • B: Are you sure?
  • A: Yes, the more the merrier, right?
  • B: I think I would enjoy the vacation.

Dialogue Question 2

  1. What is the expression of asking for intention found in the dialogue?
  2. What is the expression of telling intent found in the dialogue?

Answers to Expressing Intention Practice Questions

Dialogue 1

  • A: What would you like to do after you graduate from school? (What are you going to do after graduating from school?)
  • B: I would like to take undergraduate program on law education
  • A: Are you going to prepare yourself as a lawyer? (Do you want to be a lawyer?)
  • B: Yes, I love studying law. I would like to become a good lawyer. (Yes, I like studying law. I want to be a great lawyer)
  • A: What a nice goal you have
  • B: Thank you. What About you? (Thank you. How about you?)
  • A: Well I am going to apply for the English program. I want to be a teacher (yes, I want to take an English program. I want to be a teacher)
  • B: wow that’s cool. (Wow that’s so cool!)

Question 1 Dialogue 1

  • What is the expression of asking for intention found in the dialogue? (What expressions of asking for intent are found in dialogue?)

Answers to Question 1 Dialogue 1

  1. What would you like to do after you graduate from school? (What are you going to do after graduating from school?)
  2. Are you going to prepare yourself as a lawyer? (Do you want to be a lawyer?

Question 2 Dialogue 1

  • What is the expression of telling intent found in the dialogue? (Does the expression express an intention found in the dialogue?)

Answers to Question 2 Dialogue 1

  1. I would like to take undergraduate program on law education
  2. Yes, I love studying law. I would like to become a good lawyer. (Yes, I like studying law. I want to be a great lawyer)
  3. Well I am going to apply for the English program. I want to be a teacher (yes, I want to take an English program. I want to be a teacher)

Dialogue 2

  • A: What would you like to do this weekend? (What are you going to do this weekend?)
  • B: I have no idea about it. What are you going to do? (I don’t have any idea about that yet. What are you going to do?)
  • A: I am going on vacation with my family. (I’m going on vacation with my family)
  • B: That’s awesome. I hope i can go with you. (how awesome! I wish I could come with you)
  • A: Well, Would you like to come with me and my family? (Yes, will you come with me and my family?)
  • B: Are you sure? (Are you sure?)
  • A: Yes, the more the merrier, right? (Yeah, the more the busier right?)
  • B: I think I would enjoy the vacation. (I think I will really enjoy my vacation later)

Problem 1 Dialogue 2

  • What is the expression of asking for intention found in the dialogue? (What expressions of asking for intent are found in dialogue?)

Answers to Question 1 Dialogue 2

  1. What would you like to do this weekend? (What are you going to do this weekend?)
  2. What are you going to do? (What would you do?)
  3. Well, Would you like to come with me and my family? (Yes, will you come with me and my family?)

Question 2 Dialogue 2

  • What is the expression of telling intent found in the dialogue? (Does the expression express an intention found in the dialogue?)

Answers to Question 2 Dialogue 2

  • I am going on vacation with my family. (I’m going on vacation with my family)