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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
I am about _______ study.

Paul is about to ____________.

Lisa is about ___________ her homework.

We use "about to" when we are talking about:

You ________ about to pass this English test.

My Netflix account is ___________ expire.

Choose the correct sentence:

Valen is very angry. She _________ fight someone.

Rebecca: "Can I call you later?"
James: "____________."

Our company _____________.


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200 Comments on “How to use “ABOUT TO” in English”


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Thanks you for all the effort.

Wednesday, April 26th 2017

    me too :)

    Sunday, April 30th 2017

    also i want to
    mprovie my English

    Tuesday, May 2nd 2017

Great class teacher i’m about to study much more!!!!

Wednesday, April 26th 2017

I liked this lesson! Fast, short but very usefull.

Wednesday, April 26th 2017

Hi Emma:
Quick question: Why do you & other teachers on Engvid never include IT as part of the 3rd person singular?. I’ve seen that in some of your lessons, as well as in some of Ronnie’s & James’s ones. Please, include IT, IT’s important: IT (The bomb) is about to explode.

Thanks & greets from Argentina (Hope it is from England someday)
Marcelo.

Wednesday, April 26th 2017

    As we know it is used for things that we do imply, especially for animals. Eg:the cat is a calm animal. It is sweet. Now the word “sweet” is a word of expressing that the cat is sweet. That is why I think the teachers don’t include it because it is easy and secondly there is no detailed explanation of it.

    Thursday, April 27th 2017

I AM ABOUT TO LEAVE

Wednesday, April 26th 2017

I am about to take the quiz! Thanks again Emma.

Wednesday, April 26th 2017

Very nice class Emma. Thanks!!

Wednesday, April 26th 2017

Hi, Emma!

Wednesday, April 26th 2017

Thank you, but I think is not common

Wednesday, April 26th 2017

    If the snap chat is Skype, I believe that I have sent you a message. Thanks.

    Thursday, April 27th 2017

I’m about to work. Thank you, Emma. It’s useful :)

Thursday, April 27th 2017

I am about to use ‘about’ to in real life English.

Thursday, April 27th 2017

Hi Emma! Is it acceptable to use this structure in any formal conversation?

Thursday, April 27th 2017

    Yes
    Eg:
    BOSS: Why didn’t you started your work?
    EMPLOYEE: Yes sir, I am about to start my work.

    Thursday, April 27th 2017

It’s great to learn with quiz. I am about to proceed next.

Thursday, April 27th 2017

Thanks

Thursday, April 27th 2017

Thanks Emma it was very useful and easy to understand!

Thursday, April 27th 2017

where is valen, i really want to see her again :(

Thursday, April 27th 2017

Thank you Emma!
Very useful.

Thursday, April 27th 2017

thank you Emma

Thursday, April 27th 2017

Hi Emma, thanks for your excellent lesson. I am about to go the travel to Orlando and this lesson I will help me.

Thursday, April 27th 2017

Hi Emma. I love your videos. I’d like to properly and respectfully post some of them on my blog. Are there any guidelines I should follow to do this with your authorization?

I’m very interested to do so.

Thank you very much.

Thursday, April 27th 2017

Obrigado Emma, gostei muito.

Thursday, April 27th 2017

Thanks Emma, this lesson was great..:)

Thursday, April 27th 2017

Thank you teacher, very good.

Thursday, April 27th 2017

as always perfect lesson .Thanks

Thursday, April 27th 2017

    I have sent you a message in Skype. Thanks.

    Thursday, April 27th 2017

Thank you very much! Im about to expand my English by taking IELTS test.

Thursday, April 27th 2017

Hello Emma. Perfect class. Tank you so much!

Thursday, April 27th 2017

Thanks emma
I’m about to understand more englisch

Thursday, April 27th 2017

so interesting and useful lesson. Big Thanks to you )
You are great as usual.

Thursday, April 27th 2017

Thanks a LOTTTT…

Thursday, April 27th 2017

Can I also say like this, “I was about to + verb”
to express the past action.

Thursday, April 27th 2017

    No
    About to is used only in the future, not in the past.

    Thursday, April 27th 2017

      yes, you can use it like that. “I was about to call you when you arrived.” in this example you are narrating something that happened in the past.

      Thursday, April 27th 2017

Hi Emma. I wanna know if BE ABOUT TO is different from BE GOING TO. Thanks.

Thursday, April 27th 2017

    Firstly, “be about to” is no word. It’s always about to.
    Eg:
    I am about to start my homework. This is what will happen in the future.
    And “Going to” is again no word.
    Eg:
    I am going to be a doctor. This is what you aim at the future.

    Thursday, April 27th 2017

    Firstly, “be about to” is no word. It’s always about to.
    Eg:
    I am about to start my homework. This is what will happen in the future.
    And “Going to” is again no word.
    Eg:
    I am going to be a doctor. This is what you aim at the present

    Thursday, April 27th 2017

Thanks Emma!!Nice lesson!

Thursday, April 27th 2017

tks Emma

Thursday, April 27th 2017

We are about to learn a lot of English with teacher Emma, it will be very nice and useful. Thanks a lot, it has been a very interesting lesson, overall the listening as always.

Thursday, April 27th 2017

Thanks Emma I´m allways using (going to) for the near future… now I’m about to use
your lesson!!!

Thursday, April 27th 2017

Great teacher. I’m about to share this lesson.

Thursday, April 27th 2017

    Indeed She is, Mr. Inaldo. I read your inspiring profile. Your good intention of sharing will surely bring you mountains. God bless you and your wife.

    Tuesday, May 2nd 2017

what is difference between ABOUT TO and GOING TO

when are use ABOUT TO and GOING TO ?

Thursday, April 27th 2017

    About to is when you will start your work in the future whereas going to is when you are going to start at present.
    Eg:
    I am about to start my presentation
    I am going to my relatives house.

    Thursday, April 27th 2017

Hi emma mam. Thank you for this wonderful lesson. Now I can improve my vocabulary very well. Thank you once again.

Thursday, April 27th 2017

Thank you Emma, that was great.

Thursday, April 27th 2017

Congrats Emma for the excelent Class.

Thursday, April 27th 2017

Thank you Emma

Thursday, April 27th 2017

Hello Miss Emma!

I am about to understand this lesson but I got 9 from 10. I am nou sure in number 9. I choice 3rd, can you explain, please!

In a nutshell, Thanks a lot Your lesson.

Best Regard from Indonesia

Thursday, April 27th 2017

good lesson Emma!

Thursday, April 27th 2017

I am about to watch the next vedio.

Thursday, April 27th 2017

Thank you Emma!

Thursday, April 27th 2017

Thanks Emma.And I thank Palakshi Nautiyal for answer some questions from students.
If you want to practice english ( Palakshi)add me in the Facebook.
Search Fábio Garcia, Jacupiranga, Brasil.
See you

Thursday, April 27th 2017

Thanks Emma.And I thank Palakshi Nautiyal for answer some questions from students.
See you

Thursday, April 27th 2017

I’m about to sudy english too much ! Thank’s for all

Thursday, April 27th 2017

tx !!!

Thursday, April 27th 2017

thank you Emma , I am about to watch the next video

Thursday, April 27th 2017

Great lesson Emma, you are the best teacther here, this lesson about to increase my knowledge

Thursday, April 27th 2017

It’s a good lesson. Thanks.

Thursday, April 27th 2017

Thnks emma… I am about to learn english well

Friday, April 28th 2017

Hi Emma..The lesson was completely New for me.it was grate.Thankyou sooo much

Friday, April 28th 2017

I really appreciate your help

Friday, April 28th 2017

Useful lesson. Thanks

Friday, April 28th 2017

interesting thank you, Emma.

Friday, April 28th 2017

Thanks for this lesson and I’m about to learn my daily english

Friday, April 28th 2017

I’m about to watch this lesson again and again.

Friday, April 28th 2017

Today is Friday, I am about to come off work.

Friday, April 28th 2017

I liked it, so easy.

Friday, April 28th 2017

thanx Emma, I liked it

Friday, April 28th 2017

great work… love you

Friday, April 28th 2017

It was easy but I haven’t known this material before.Thanks.

Friday, April 28th 2017

I am about to listen to next vedio

Friday, April 28th 2017

Good lesson teacher,im about to teach my younger sister about what I’ve learned.

Friday, April 28th 2017

it’s very useful thank you!

Friday, April 28th 2017

Thank you soo much.I am about to learn in English.

Friday, April 28th 2017

what’s the difference between
“i forgot to lock the door” and
“I forgot locking the door ”
is there a difference
forgot to do/ forgot doing ?

Friday, April 28th 2017

GREAT!

Friday, April 28th 2017

I am about to send thanks. : )

Saturday, April 29th 2017

I got 100.☺
It was a very useful lesson and I’m also amazed the varies uses of this word ” about to” . You are a superb teacher, Emma. Thanks.

Saturday, April 29th 2017

Thank you Emma! And I am about to watch and find out more in the next video

Saturday, April 29th 2017

Thanks for this lesson Emma.I am about to learn english

Saturday, April 29th 2017

thank you for your good lesson

Sunday, April 30th 2017

Thanks Emma. You are great.

Sunday, April 30th 2017

thank you so much Emma you are the Best <3 <3

Sunday, April 30th 2017

Thank you very much Emma!!!

Sunday, April 30th 2017

Thank you so much teacher. Very good class

Monday, May 1st 2017

Thank you Emma. Your class is good

Monday, May 1st 2017

I’m very glad to join eng video.

Monday, May 1st 2017

simply thank you

Monday, May 1st 2017

Thanks Emma

Monday, May 1st 2017

Thanks .it was great.

Monday, May 1st 2017

Thanks from Algeria

Monday, May 1st 2017

Thank you very much

Monday, May 1st 2017

Thanks

Monday, May 1st 2017

Thank you Emma

Tuesday, May 2nd 2017

Thanks again for your great efforts.

Tuesday, May 2nd 2017

I am about to do the quiz.

Wednesday, May 3rd 2017

I’m about to leave a comment.
I’m about to leave the page.

Wednesday, May 3rd 2017

thanks for teaching me this new strategy to communicate wih people so I am about to use this to improve my english…

Wednesday, May 3rd 2017

I’m about to master English thanks to EngVid! No, I’m just joking. Indeed, this site helps a lot to improve my English, but I’m still in the very middle of the way of English. I don’t know how much longer it takes, but I’m counting on this site and really appreciate for the works. Thank you.

Wednesday, May 3rd 2017

it’s absolutely most helpful site , thanks a lot guys .

Thursday, May 4th 2017

Thank you Emma!

Thursday, May 4th 2017

I got 100 ^_^

Thursday, May 4th 2017

im about to eat you

Thursday, May 4th 2017

Thank you very much. You are very clear at your lessons.

Thursday, May 4th 2017

Thank you Emma for teaching me .

Friday, May 5th 2017

thanks emma. I watched your videos on youtube and I found it very helful. I got perfect score on your quiz. Godbless you. Continue to inspire other people :)

Friday, May 5th 2017

this was a nice class thanks Emma

Friday, May 5th 2017

Hi Emma,
Do you have skype online class?

Saturday, May 6th 2017

thank you, Emma.

Saturday, May 6th 2017

Thank you Emma

Saturday, May 6th 2017

Thank you Emma!

Saturday, May 6th 2017

NICE SITE

Saturday, May 6th 2017

I am about to study grammar

Sunday, May 7th 2017

Thank you Emma for your help!

Can someone explain me this:
He was about to phone the police.

Sunday, May 7th 2017

Thank you. Emma. Your teaching is very awesome!!! Very easy and nice. Really thank you :)

Sunday, May 7th 2017

I’m about to sleep, thank you Emma for your help.

Sunday, May 7th 2017

I am about to do a quiz. Am I about not to do a quiz? No, I’m not. I’m about to. Thank you Emma!

Monday, May 8th 2017

Thank you so much Miss…!!Could please you explain me the difference between “I am about to and I am going to ” ???

Monday, May 8th 2017

Thanks…

Monday, May 8th 2017

You got 10 correct out of 10.
:D

Monday, May 8th 2017

thank you

Monday, May 8th 2017

WOW THANK

Tuesday, May 9th 2017

Thanks!

Tuesday, May 9th 2017

thanks!! but I need to study more and more and more…

Wednesday, May 10th 2017

thank you, Emma!

Wednesday, May 10th 2017

It was very useful for me.
Thank you very match, Emma!

Wednesday, May 10th 2017

thank you, Emma!

Thursday, May 11th 2017

Really wonderful

Thursday, May 11th 2017

Excelent explanation

Thursday, May 11th 2017

Thank you Emma!

Thursday, May 11th 2017

Thanks for your efforts

Friday, May 12th 2017

I’m about to finish my work.
I’m about to leave from my work. I’ll be here tomorrow.

Friday, May 12th 2017

This lesson is so helpful. This is the first time I know about “about to” word

Friday, May 12th 2017

This lesson is so helpful. This is the first time I know about “about to” word.
Thank u so much Emma

Friday, May 12th 2017

Hi, can I use about to with think(v)?

Friday, May 12th 2017

    no
    you can’t use to about to with think..

    Tuesday, May 16th 2017

I always love your lessons because they are fun and also very very helpful.

Sunday, May 14th 2017

    Can you make a video about Reading skills? Because I sometimes get confused in this part of the exam.Thanks a lot for your help.

    Sunday, May 14th 2017

Emma you are fantastic

Sunday, May 14th 2017

Thank you, Emma, for this lesson.

Sunday, May 14th 2017

Thank you, Emma, for this lesson

Monday, May 15th 2017

Thank you, Emma

Tuesday, May 16th 2017

very good lesson

Tuesday, May 16th 2017

I am about to watch next video :)

Tuesday, May 16th 2017

I am about to take a shower.

Tuesday, May 16th 2017

I’m about to finish my dinner so no problem. Let me hear from you about what do you make your decision, ok? :D Thank you Emma.

Saturday, May 20th 2017

I got 10/10!! Thanks! Useful lesson! I didn’t know “About to”!

Tuesday, May 23rd 2017

Thank you teacher.

Wednesday, May 24th 2017

Very good class, I understan everything!!!!
Thank you so much!!!

Thursday, May 25th 2017

Thank you Emma

Friday, May 26th 2017

Thank you Emma, very useful.

Sunday, May 28th 2017

I am familiar with this prase.
I understand how to use “be about to”.
Thank you for Emma.

Sunday, May 28th 2017

Thank you Emma that’s really great lesson 😊

Sunday, May 28th 2017

Hello!!! I have one question for you. What is difference between “I am about to work” and “I am going to work”? Thank you.

Tuesday, May 30th 2017

i am about to leave my office

Tuesday, May 30th 2017

Thank you Emma.

Tuesday, May 30th 2017

tank you Emma you are a great teacher

Wednesday, May 31st 2017

Thanks a lot, Emma! Your explanation was very well. To be honest, I had never used the term “about to”. However, since today I am about to practice that term.

Thursday, June 1st 2017

Tks Emma I learned a lot with you…….

Thursday, June 1st 2017

Thank you so much Emma for the lessons,I learned a lot of things.

Saturday, June 3rd 2017

thank you

Saturday, June 3rd 2017

I’m going to like this video.

Wednesday, June 7th 2017

Thank you so much Emma

Wednesday, June 7th 2017

only one mistake

Friday, June 9th 2017

Thank u Emma 😘😘

Saturday, June 10th 2017

I’m about to leave at the Hilton Hotel and going back home. :D Thank you Emma. Best regards.

Monday, June 12th 2017

good lesson

Monday, June 12th 2017

Thanks.
I am about to study my English lessons.

Tuesday, June 13th 2017

Thank you.

Wednesday, June 14th 2017

Iam about to love ENGVID

Thursday, June 15th 2017

got 9/10, feeling great, thanks a lot,

Friday, June 16th 2017

Yes! I got 100. Thank you Emma.

Sunday, June 18th 2017

I am about to like you,I mean it ,your great smile.

Sunday, June 18th 2017

Thanknyounso much mam emma
I’m about to watch your video everyday

Sunday, June 18th 2017

10/10
Thank you mam

Monday, June 19th 2017

I am about to learn power of verb

Monday, June 19th 2017

Thank you.

Monday, June 19th 2017

thank you so much

Monday, June 19th 2017

Thanks very much from you are teaching.

Saturday, June 24th 2017

hello from Uzbekistan Emma !) thank you so much for best lessons:)

Sunday, June 25th 2017

best teacher and one of a good lesson .

Sunday, June 25th 2017

Thanks you

Tuesday, June 27th 2017

Thank you so much.

Wednesday, June 28th 2017

You’re amazing Emma. Thank you for all the efforts.

Wednesday, June 28th 2017

Such a great lesson, Thanks Emma

Thursday, June 29th 2017

You explains very well. You are the best!!

Wednesday, July 5th 2017

Thank you!

Thursday, July 6th 2017

Very good lesson, thank you Emma

Friday, July 7th 2017

Great class!

Monday, July 10th 2017

thank you god bless you ,,
thanks teacher Emma for lessons

Tuesday, July 11th 2017

I am well done! Thank Emma for your lesson!

Saturday, July 15th 2017

Thanks Emma for this lesson

Saturday, July 15th 2017

Thank you so much!! Emma i love the way you teaching us thanks a lot. i am about to download your videos

Wednesday, July 19th 2017

very thanks Emma , you was awesome , go a head :D

Wednesday, July 19th 2017
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