Present Continuous with Future meaning – Positive form

You will study how to use present continuous to talk about future events.


Present Continuous with Future meaning – Positive form

Famous Australians

Instructions: Read the text. Look at the words in bold.

Chris Hemsworth is coming to America next month. He is an Australian actor. He is known for playing Kim Hyde in the Australian TV series Home and Away (2204) and Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe since 2011. Hemsworth also appeared in the science fiction action film Star Trek (2009), the thriller adventure A perfect Getaway (2009), the horror comedy The Cabin in the Woods (2013), the dark-fantasy action film Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), the war film Red Dawn (2012), and the biographical sports drama film Rush (2013).

Chris Hemsworth. Retrieved and adapted March, 2017 from

Getting started: Hemsworth’s new projects

Instructions: Read the following text and answer the questions.

Late 2018, Chris Hemsworth started the filmation of Dhaka, a new action thriller about a weary mercenary who is hired to save the son of a businessman. The filmation is taking place in India and Indonesia until march 2019. The film will be released at the end of 2019. The director of this movie, Sam Hargrave, had worked with Hemsworth in other famous productions. There, Hargrave used to be the stunt coordinator.

Instructions: Match the two halves of the sentences.

is living in India until marchis releasing next winteris debuting as director

1. Hemsworth new film Dhaka ______________.

2. The movie team ______________.

3. Sam Hargrave ______________.

Let’s study the Present Continuous with Future meaning in the positive form.

Instructions: Read about the Present Continuous with Future meaning in the positive form:


We use the present continuous to talk about arrangements for events at a time later than now. There is a suggestion that more than one person is aware of the event, and that some preparation has already happened.


Look at the following examples in the positive form:

SubjectAuxiliary To BeVerb + ingComplement
Iam meetingmy best friend in an hour.
Daveisleavingto Australia tomorrow.
The boysare havinga party this Friday.



Hugh Jackman

Instructions: Make positive sentences with the following prompts:

  1. to Queensland / is coming / at 7 a.m.tomorrow / Hugh Jackman .
  2. him / to get / It / six hours / here / is taking .
  3. Tullamarine Airport / is leaving / All his family / from .
  4. his wife / He / with / is coming / and children .
  5. They / by Australian Airlines / are travelling .
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Eric Bana

Instructions: Fill in the blanks with To Be and the appropriate ING form of the verb in parenthesis.

  1. Eric Bana (arrive) to Melbourne tomorrow morning.
  2. He (participate) in a premiere at night.
  3. The function (start) at 8:00 p.m.
  4. After the movie, he (sign) autographs form 10:00 to 11:00.
  5. We (get up) very early to see him.
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Cathy Freeman

Instructions: Choose the right options in the following sentences.

  1. Cathy Freeman participates / is participating in the next Olympic games in Japan.
  2. She is running / runs in the 400 metres event again.
  3. She and her team travel / are travelling to Japan in May to practice for the Olympic games.
  4. She represents / is representing Australia in the 100 metres event.
  5. We go / are going to Japan just to see her run.
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