Present Continuous with future meaning

You will study how to express plans for inmediate future.


Present Continuous with future meaning


Instructions: Read about London. Look at the words in bold.

Many people are traveling to London these days. London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom standing on the River Thames in the south east of the island of Great Britain. London has been a major settlement for two millennia. It was founded probably close to an already existing Celtic Briton village or settlement-around the year 43 by the Romans, who named it Londinium. London’s ancient core, the City of London, largely retains its 1.12 square mile medieval boundaries. Since at least the 19th century, “London” has also referred to the metropolis around this core, historically, split between Middlesex, Essex, Surrey, Kent, and Hertfordshire, which today largely makes up Greater London, governed by the Mayor of London and the London Assembly.

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Getting started: A global city

Instructions: Read the text to do the activities suggested.

London is a leading global city, in the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, professional services, research and development, tourism, and transport. It is one of the world’s leading financial centres and has the fifth or sixth-largest metropolitan area in the world. London is a world cultural capital. It is the world’s most-visited city as measured by international arrivals and has the world’s largest city airport system measured by passenger traffic. London is the world’s leading investment destination, hosting more international retailers and ultra high-net-worth individuals than any other city. London’s universities form the largest concentration of higher education institutes in Europe, and a 2014 report placed it first in the world university rankings. According to the report London also ranks first in the world in software, multimedia development and design, and shares first position in technology readiness. In 2012, London became the only city to host the modern Summer Olympic Games three times.

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Going to London

Instructions: Match the sentences.

the London this weekend for an art a cultural presentation.

1. My best friend is going ______________

2. He is participating ______________

3. Many people are joining ______________

Let’s learn how to express immediate future with the Present Continuous structure.

Instructions: Read about the present continuous with future meaning.

We can 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.

Let’s see some examples:

  • I am leaving to London tomorrow.
  • My family is coming with me.
  • We are visiting some relatives.

Look at the word order in the positive, negative and interrogative forms:



SubjectAuxiliary verb To BeVerb + INGComplement
Iamworkingthis Saturday.
The companyisdeliveringa new project.
All of usareworkingovertime.



SubjectAuxiliary verb To Be + NotVerb + INGComplement
Iam notworkingthis Saturday.
The companyis not (isn't)deliveringa new project.
All of usare not (aren't)workingovertime.


Auxiliary verb To BeSubjectVerb + INGComplement?Yes/No Short Answers
Areyou workingthis Saturday?Yes, I am. / No, I’m not.
IsThe companydeliveringa new Project?Yes, it is. / No, it isn't.
Areall of youworkingovertime?Yes, we are. / No, we aren’t.


Interrogative form with Question Words

Question WordAuxiliary verb To BeSubjectVerb + INGComplement?Answers
Whyareyouworkingthis Saturday?I'm participating in a new project.
Whenisthe companydeliveringa new project?On Monday.
Whenareall of youworkingovertime?All the weekend.


Immediate future – Positive and Negative form

Instructions: Drag and drop the words to make logical sentences.

My friends and Ito the movies on Saturdayare going
are presentingTheya futuristic movie
aren’t Ourcomingparents
the movieareWeaftereating out


Immediate future – Questions and Answers

Instructions: Match the questions to the answers.

In a week.No, he isn’t.Yes, she is.Yes, it is.She is going on business.

1. Is Janet flying to Europe tomorrow? ______________

2. Is her husband going with her? ______________

3. Why is she traveling there? ______________

4. When is she coming back? ______________

5. Is the company paying for the trip? ______________


Visiting London

Instructions: Fill in the gaps in the following conversation. Use the appropriate form of the verbs in parenthesis.

  • Jane: you (go) to London this month?
  • Albert: Yes, I am. Alice (come) with me.
  • Jane: Where you (plan) to go?
  • Albert: We (visit) the Tower of London; Kew Gardens; the Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey and St. Margaret’s Church.
  • Jane: you (go) to the Royal Observatory and Buckingham Palace?
  • Albert: Yes, we are. We also (see) the London Eye and Trafalgar Square, and of course, the British Museum.
  • Jane: How long you (stay)?
  • Albert: Three wonderful weeks!!!
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