FOR THE FUTURE : Present Simple and Present Continous
Firstly take a look at a short email : Hello, Mum!
Tomorrow I’m leaving for Australia. My plane leaves at 6 a.m. I need to take the night bus to the airport. It leaves the bus station at 3 a.m! I’m staying with some friends of mine for a month, which I’m really looking forward to. I chose to travel now because my exams are in June and I need to study a lot during that time. We are going to tour the west coast of Australia on a yacht with William’s parents. I’ll give you a call as soon as I arrive.
Lots of love,
The present simple is used to talk about scheduled events.
– My plane leaves at 6 a.m.
– It leaves the bus station at 3 a.m.
– My exams are in June.
The present continuous is used to talk about arrangements or plans that we have made for the future.
– I’m leaving for Australia.
– I’m staying with some friends.
We also use the present simple after certain words or phrases, for example, «when» and «as soon as«.
– When I arrive in Australia, I’ll call you.
– I’ll call you as soon as I arrive.
I hope this has helped you!