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Andrew Ambrosius invites you to The Art of Business English (AOBE). The premier podcast for Spanish speakers who wish to improve their business English skills and confidence. Listen in as guests discuss their business experience and the ups and downs of learning English as a second language and applying it to their trade. These compelling interviews reveal how even the best had to go through the often daunting task of learning a second language. Be inspired as they share their stories and show us all that anyone with the desire and focus can work with international clients of all levels. In up-close-and-personal candid conversations, inspirational and empowering business leaders uncover the raw truth behind their business and their beginnings. Andrew asks those penetrating questions we all want to ask like , how can I overcome my fears and do business in English, even when I think my level is too low? What were the breakthroughs and sometimes breakdowns that got you to where you are now? And how have you overcome your fears and self doubt? This inspirational and uplifting show also gives listeners the opportunity to learn with our guests, as Andrew offers interesting tips and insight into how even the best can improve their business English skills. One of a kind and unique in every aspect. Welcome to The Art of Business English. 

Jun 19, 2018



A warm welcome to everyone and welcome back to the Art of Business English. This week I have another useful episode for you. We are going to be looking at how we can use the present continuous for future plans as well as the present simple.


You may be wondering how we can use present tenses for future actions, in fact you may be quite confused about how native English speakers use the present continuous for future plans. Haven’t we been taught that the present continuous is for actions that we are currently doing in the present?


If you have every been confused about the present continuous and present simple being used to talk about the future, then don’t worry. In today’s episode we are going to explain in detail the similarities and differences between how we use this in English and how it is used in Spanish.


By the end of this episode we will have covered the following:


  1. Grammar overview of present continuous and simple present
  2. The difference between how they are used in Spanish and English
  3. Some common examples of how we use them for future and some common time expressions
  4. Example sentences in context


So, let’s get started.