Be going to vs Present continuous
Be going to和现在进行时
Hi! This is Kee from BBC Learning English, and today I'm going to tell you the differences between be going to and the present continuous to talk about future plans.
大家好！我是BBC的基，今天我们学习的是be going to和现在进行时在用于表示未来计划时的区别。
We use be going to to talk about future plans. The plan will probably take place, but it's not a definite plan. If I say: I'm going to meet my friends this weekend. It means I made plans with my friends, but it could mean that we haven't decided where to meet, nor have we decided what time to meet.
我们用be going to表示计划。这件事可能会发生，但不是具体计划。如果我说：我这个星期要去见朋友。这表示我和朋友约好了见面，但是何时何地见面并未决定。
On the other hand, we use the present continuous to talk about future plans that are almost definite. If I say: I'm meeting my friends this weekend, it means I made plans with my friends, and we may have decided where to meet and what time to meet. So, this plan is almost definite and it's difficult to cancel.
So remember, the present continuous describes a more definite plan than be going to.
所以，要记住，现在进行时所表示的将来计划要比be going to具体。