I’m going away this weekend.

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– Vocabulary

have a check-up (ตรวจสุขภาพ)go away on vacation (วันหยุดพักผ่อน)check out a new restaurant (ลองร้านอาหารใหม่)give away things (ให้สิ่งของ,บริจาค)
tidy up the house (ทำความสะอาดบ้าน)put away money (เก็บเงิน,ออมเงิน)work on a project (ทำโปรเจค)stay up late (นอนดึก)
meet up with friends (พบปะสังสรรค์)stop by a coffee shop (แวะร้านกาแฟ)watch some shows (ดูรายการทีวีโชว์)sleep in (ตื่นสาย)

– Language Focus: Present Continuous for Future Plans

Present continuous is used to talk about future plans or arrangement for events in the future

  • Affirmative: Subject + verbs to be + v.ing + other words.
    – I am visiting my family in Chiangmai next week.
    – Zack is going away this weekend.
    – My friends are staying up late tomorrow night.
  • Yes-No question: Verb to be + subject + v.ing + other words?
    – Are you doing anything tomorrow?
    – Is Sara having a checkup next week?
  • WH-question: WH + Verb to be + subject +v.ing + other words?
    – Where are you doing tomorrow ?
    – Who is she meeting next week?

_ Practice: Complete these conversations with the present continuous form of the verb.

  1. A: What are you doing this weekend?
    B: I am staying home all weekend. Some friends are coming over to watch a basketball game. The Tiger is playing.
  2. A: I am getting a new TV on Wednesday, finally! What are you doing on Friday? Do you want to come over?
    B: I’d love to, but i can’t. Joe and I are visiting his parents this weekend. We are leaving on Friday after work.
  3. A: Is Jane stoping by the coffee shop tomorrow morning?
    B: No, she running an errand for her mom is the morning and she is coming straight to work.