Present Simple | Scheduled Events
In the following conversation, Joe and Sue discuss going to a concert. Notice how they use the present simple to talk about times in the future.
Joe: Oh man, I am so excited for the concert tonight but I forgot the time. When does it start again?
Sue: Well, the doors open at 7 but the concert doesn't start until 8. The main act doesn't play until 9-ish.
Joe: Oh, great. Well, let's meet then at so we can get a good seat.
Sue: I don't think I can get there that early. My shift doesn't end until 7 and the bus doesn't leave from the stop until 7:15. According to the schedule it should arrive at 7:40 though.
Joe: Oh, okay, well, that's fine. Well, let's meet at the gate then at a quarter to eight.
Sue: Sounds good. Oh, and can you give me a lift home? The last bus for my house leaves at 10, and that's an hour before the concert ends.
Joe: Sure! No problem
- The movie starts at three.
- My plane departs at noon and arrives at five.
- The bus does not leave until 5 o'clock.
- My vacation does not start until July.
- The movie ends at ten.
- My shift at work does not end until midnight.
- The movie starts at 7. (It starts at 7)
- The game doesn't begin until noon. (It doesn't begin until noon.)