The present continuous form is the following: am/are+base form+ing. The present continuous is used in English with a future meaning, to indicate an action planned in a near future. The present continuous is also used when the person speaking wants to express dismay over repeated behavior of other people.

Use Examples
Action planned
  • What are you doing this evening? I’m watching the first episode of my favourite TV series
  • I’m meeting my American cousins next week. They’re coming here on holiday for fifteen days
  • Next month they’re leaving to Australia. They’ve already booked their flight.
to express dismay or annoyance over someone’s behaviour
  • She’s always talking on the phone with her friends
  • I can’t stand her anymore. She’s always complaining about nothing really serious
Present continuous for future