1-20. I am planning to move to New York


Repeat after the tutor. 

  • I am planning to visit Tokyo.
  • He is planning to start a business.
  • We are planning to move to California.
  • I am not planning to fire him.
  • They are not planning to hire anyone.
  • Are you planning to meet her?
  • Is he planning to work in New Jersey?
  • Are they planning to attack us?
  • I planned to attend the seminar.
  • We planned to buy a condo in Jeju Island.
  • I am planning to propose to her.
  • I am planning to change my name.
  • I am planning to hire more people.
  • I am planning to surprise Annie.
  • I am planning to wear a tuxedo tomorrow.


Here are some grammar tips. 


Go over the following vocabulary and expressions with your tutor. Use the illustration above if needed.

Vocabulary/ Expressions

Expression Definition
phone (n) a system that uses wires and radio signals to send people’s voices over long distances
e.g. I am planning to phone my grandparents tomorrow. 
hire (v) to give work or a job to (someone) in exchange for wages or a salary
e.g. I am going to hire her to help me. 
fire (v) to dismiss (someone) from a job
e.g. I was going to fire him because he was always late. 
attack (v) to act violently against (someone or something) : to try to hurt, injure, or destroy (something or someone)
e.g. The dog tends not to attack anyone. 
island (n) an area of land that is surrounded by water
e.g. I would like to live on an island
condo (n) condominium : a room or set of rooms that is owned by the people who live there and that is part of a larger building containing other similar sets of rooms
e.g. I am planning on buying that condo
tuxedo (n) a formal suit for a man
e.g. I tend to prefer tuxedos over jeans. 
retire (v) to stop a job or career because you have reached the age when you are not allowed to work anymore or do not need or want to work anymore
e.g. I am planning on retiring next year. 
college (n) a school in the U.S. that you go to after high school : a school that offers courses leading to a degree (such as a bachelor’s degree or an associate’s degree)
e.g. I am going to attend college in 2 years in New York. 
dirt (n) loose earth or soil
e.g. How did all this dirt get in the house? 


Go over the following exercise with your tutors. 

  1. Make a sentence.
    1. change / planning / I / to / my / am / name / .
    2. Annie / am / planning / I / surprise / to / .
    3. we / are / Germany / study / to / planning / in / .
    4. up / not / we / to / are / give / planning / .
    5. you / are / job / quit / to / your / planning / ?
  2. Correct the following sentences. 
    1. I am plan to hire more people.
    2. I am planning to wear a tuxedo yesterday.
    3. I am planning not to move yet.
    4. Are you planning work with him?
    5. Does he planning to go to college?
  3. Answer the following questions.
    1. What are some things you are planning to do this year? (use “be planning to V”)
    2. Describe your next week’s schedule. (use “be planning to V”)
    3. What do you plan to wear on your wedding? (use “be planning to V”)
  4. (Homework) Write a paragraph (5-10 sentences).
    1. Write 10 sentences using the grammar you learned today.
    2. What plans do you have for the next 5 years?
    3. What is the worst thing parents can do to their children?


Go over any new expressions or vocabulary that you learned today.

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