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Talking about future plans
FUTURE PLANS <ul><li>We use the present continuous to talk about future plans – the kind you write in your diary. </li></ul>
FUTURE PLANS <ul><li>We use the present continuous to talk about future plans – the kind you write in your diary. </li></u...
FUTURE PLANS <ul><li>We use the present continuous to talk about future plans – the kind you write in your diary. </li></u...
FUTURE PLANS <ul><li>We often use time expressions:  </li></ul><ul><li>tomorrow, this weekend, on Monday… </li></ul><ul><l...
FUTURE PLANS <ul><li>We often use time expressions:  </li></ul><ul><li>tomorrow, this weekend, on Monday… </li></ul><ul><l...
FUTURE PLANS <ul><li>We often use time expressions:  </li></ul><ul><li>tomorrow, this weekend, on Monday… </li></ul><ul><l...
FUTURE PLANS <ul><li>We often use time expressions:  </li></ul><ul><li>tomorrow, this weekend, on Monday… </li></ul><ul><l...
FUTURE PLANS <ul><li>Now look at the diary and answer the questions… </li></ul>
What are you doing on Monday?
What are you doing on  Monday? <ul><li>I’m going to the doctor’s at 9am. </li></ul>
What are you doing on  Monday? <ul><li>I’m going to the doctor’s at 9am. </li></ul><ul><li>I’m having lunch with Michaela ...
What are you doing on Tuesday?
What are you doing on Tuesday? <ul><li>I’m going to a meeting at 10am. </li></ul>
What are you doing on Tuesday? <ul><li>I’m going to a meeting at 10am. </li></ul><ul><li>I’m playing tennis at 3pm.  </li>...
NOW IT’S YOUR TURN… <ul><li>Fill in this week’s diary and say what you’re doing. </li></ul>English class
FUTURE PLANS <ul><li>You can also use the ‘going to + infinitive’ structure to express future plans, but it’s more common ...
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  1. 1. Talking about future plans
  2. 2. FUTURE PLANS <ul><li>We use the present continuous to talk about future plans – the kind you write in your diary. </li></ul>
  3. 3. FUTURE PLANS <ul><li>We use the present continuous to talk about future plans – the kind you write in your diary. </li></ul><ul><li>e.g. Tomorrow I’m going to a concert. </li></ul>
  4. 4. FUTURE PLANS <ul><li>We use the present continuous to talk about future plans – the kind you write in your diary. </li></ul><ul><li>e.g. Tomorrow I’m going to a concert. </li></ul><ul><li>This weekend I’m meeting John. </li></ul>
  5. 5. FUTURE PLANS <ul><li>We often use time expressions: </li></ul><ul><li>tomorrow, this weekend, on Monday… </li></ul><ul><li>Common verbs are go, come, meet, see, leave and arrive. </li></ul>
  6. 6. FUTURE PLANS <ul><li>We often use time expressions: </li></ul><ul><li>tomorrow, this weekend, on Monday… </li></ul><ul><li>Common verbs are go, come, meet, see, leave and arrive. </li></ul><ul><li>e.g. I’m seeing some friends tonight . </li></ul>
  7. 7. FUTURE PLANS <ul><li>We often use time expressions: </li></ul><ul><li>tomorrow, this weekend, on Monday… </li></ul><ul><li>Common verbs are go, come, meet, see, leave and arrive. </li></ul><ul><li>e.g. I’m seeing some friends tonight . </li></ul><ul><li>She’s leaving on Friday . </li></ul>
  8. 8. FUTURE PLANS <ul><li>We often use time expressions: </li></ul><ul><li>tomorrow, this weekend, on Monday… </li></ul><ul><li>Common verbs are go, come, meet, see, leave and arrive. </li></ul><ul><li>e.g. I’m seeing some friends tonight . </li></ul><ul><li>She’s leaving on Friday . </li></ul><ul><li>Are you meeting him this weekend ? </li></ul>
  9. 9. FUTURE PLANS <ul><li>Now look at the diary and answer the questions… </li></ul>
  10. 10. What are you doing on Monday?
  11. 11. What are you doing on Monday? <ul><li>I’m going to the doctor’s at 9am. </li></ul>
  12. 12. What are you doing on Monday? <ul><li>I’m going to the doctor’s at 9am. </li></ul><ul><li>I’m having lunch with Michaela at midday. </li></ul>
  13. 13. What are you doing on Tuesday?
  14. 14. What are you doing on Tuesday? <ul><li>I’m going to a meeting at 10am. </li></ul>
  15. 15. What are you doing on Tuesday? <ul><li>I’m going to a meeting at 10am. </li></ul><ul><li>I’m playing tennis at 3pm. </li></ul>
  16. 16. NOW IT’S YOUR TURN… <ul><li>Fill in this week’s diary and say what you’re doing. </li></ul>English class
  17. 17. FUTURE PLANS <ul><li>You can also use the ‘going to + infinitive’ structure to express future plans, but it’s more common to use the present continuous when… </li></ul><ul><li>… it’s a definite plan </li></ul><ul><li>… it’s the immediate future (next week, this weekend, on Monday, tomorrow, tonight…) </li></ul>
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