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I couldn't explain to my students why we should use the above-mentioned tenses in the following cases. Could you help me with these? What grammar rules are here?

You’re lucky. This time next week you’LL be in Greece.
(Why not "you're going to be in Greece"?)

I’m sorry but your goldfish is very ill and it’S GOING TO DIE.
(Why not "it will die"?)

The twins WILL be 7 years old next week.
(Why not "are going to be 7 years..."?)

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    Helló!

    A tanárom így magyarázta:
    1.) am / is / are GOING TO + V
    - future plan, arrangement (régóta tervben van)
    - prediction (jóslás) (Pl. Látom a sötét felhőket az égen, azt jósolom esni fog. Valószínű bejön.)
    2.) WILL + V
    - decision (hirtelen döntés)
    - prediction (jóslás) (Pl. Azt jósolom az üveggömbből, hogy idén elválsz a feleségedtől... Vajon bejön?)
    - promise (ígéret)
    - offer (ajánlat)

    1. - 3. példa: Idézek a nyelvkönyvemből: A will segédigével fejezzük ki, ha biztosan tudjuk, hogy valami be fog következni: My father WILL BE fifty years old tomorrow.
    2. példa: A hal nagyon beteg, látszik rajta, nem tudják megmenteni. "A jövője meg van írva" és ebből sajnos wc temetés lesz.

    Remélem tudtam segíteni.

    Üdv, Andi

    You can use "be going to" when you talk about future plans, intentions and for sure things. For exemple: "You’re lucky. This time next week you are going to be in Greece". or "The twins are going to be 7 years old next week".

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