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Present Continuous:

am / is / are +Ving

is used to say what you have already arranged to do (100%).

A: What are you doing on Saturday evening?
B: I'm going to the theatre. (100%)

A: What time is Cathy arriving tomorrow?
B: At 10.30. I'm meeting her at the station.

A: I'm not working tomorrow, so we can go out somewhere.
B: Ian isn't playing football on Saturday .He's hurt his leg.


Do not use "will" to talk about what you have arranged to do

What are you doing this evening?

Alex is getting married next month.


Present Simple


We use the present simple when we talk about timetables, programmes etc. (for example, for public transport, cinemas etc.)

The train leaves Plymouth at 11.30 and arrives in London at 14.45.

What time does the film begin?


You can use the present simple for people

I start my new job on Monday.

What time do you finish work tomorrow?


But the continuous is more usual for personal arrangements

What time are you meeting Ann tomorrow?



What time are you leaving tomorrow?
What time does the train leave tomorrow?

I'm going to the cinema this evening.
The film starts at 8.15 this evening.


present simple or present continuous?

I ... (go) to the theatre this evening.

I'm going to the theatre this evening.


... (the film / begin) at 3.30 or 4.30?

Does the film begin ...?


We ... (have) a party next Saturday. Would you like to come?

We're having ... .


The art exhibition ... (open) on 3 May and ... (finish) on 15 July.

The art exhibition opens on 3 May and finishes on 15 July.


I ... (not / go) out this evening. I ... (stay) at home.

I'm not going out this evening. I am staying at home.


'... (you/do) anything tomorrow morning?'
'No, I'm free. Why?'

Are you doing anything tomorrow morning?


We ... (go) to a concert tonight. It ... (begin) at 7.30.

We're going to a concert tonight. It begins at 7.30.


You are on the train to London and you ask another passenger:

Excuse me. What time .. ...( this train / get) to London?

What time does this train...?


You are talking to Ann:

Ann, I ... (go) to town. ... (you/come) with me?

Ann, I am going to town. Are you coming with me?


Sue ... (come) to see us tomorrow. She ... (travel) by train and her train ... (arrive) at 10.15. I ... (meet) her at the station.

Sue is coming to see us tomorrow. She travelling by train and her train arrives at 10.15. I'm meeting her at the station.


I ... (not/use) the car this evening, so you can have it.

I'm not using ... .


You and a friend are watching TV. You say:

I'm bored with this programme. When ... (it/finish)?

When does it finish?


Hare you arranged to do anything at these times? Make true sentences about yourself.

- this evening
- tomorrow morning
- tomorrow evening
- on Sunday
- choose another day or time

e.g. I am going out this evening.