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Concourse 2

Talking about the future

read Task 1: Look at the words in red here in this conversation.
John: What are you doing tomorrow?
Mary: I'm meeting Peter for lunch at the Italian place.  Do you want to come?
John: Yes, please.
Mary: OK.  We'll see you in there at 1.
John: Good.  I'll be there.
Are they talking about today or tomorrow?
Look at the red words.
Sometimes they use -ing words (I'm meeting) and sometimes they use 'll + the verb (I'll be).
read Task 1: Do you know why?  Put an answer on a piece of paper and then click here.

Click here to do a short test to see if you understand.