We’re going to talk about your plans using the verb THINK. How do you describe the things you might do in the future?
Well, a very simple way to talk about your future is to say: I’M THINKING OF, I’M THINKING OF. So, use the verb THINK in the continuous form, which is BE plus the verb with ING followed by the preposition OF. I’M THINKING OF. So you haven’t decided yet, you’re still making your plan. We say: I’M THINKING because this is not a complete action. You haven’t finished deciding. You are still THINKING.
Then, because OF is a preposition, the verb that comes after must be a gerund, which means the ING form, in this case DOING. So, for example: I’M THINKING OF DOING IT, I’M THINKING OF DOING IT. So, don’t say: I’m thinking of do it, or I’m thinking to do it. Say: I’M THINKING OF DOING IT.
Let’s try some examples: You could say: I’M THINKING OF GOING out tonight, or I’M THINKING OF TAKING the day off, or I’M THINKING OF CHANGING my job, or I’M THINKING OF HAVING a party.
There are many possibilities. How many examples can you think of? It’s good to practise. Go to ANGLOPOD.COM and try the quiz. Then write your own example sentences in the comments. Good luck and see you in the next class!