The other team’s players are very big. It (will/is going to) be a difficult match. That question is in our course book “new hello for Egypt” The answer in the book is”is going to”. But, I think that “will” can be a correct answer. It is a prediction based on an opinion. What is the better answer?
islam mohamed posted:
The other team’s players are very big. It (will/is going to) be a difficult match. [. . .]What is the better answer?
Hi, Islam Mohamed,
Both answers are correct.
I would more naturally use "is going to," but "will" works perfectly well there.
If a student answers "will," the answer should not be marked incorrect.
It would be good if another choice were added: "both" (the true model answer).