As you know you can use will for the future.
1 I will see you next Wednesday.
You can also say:
2 I will be seeing you next Wednesday.
What’s the difference?
In 1, we’re using the simple future.
In 2, we’ve used future progressive tense. (or future continuous)
The future progressive tense is used for things that are sure to happen.
Another example. What’s the difference between these two sentences?
3 The Thompsons will go to Venice for a short break.
4 The Thompsons will be going to Venice for a short break.
Again, sentence 4, the one with future progressive, is more certain than sentence 3 which uses simple future.
In the following exercise you need to ask questions with the future progressive. Read the example question first:
They’ll be going surfing Saturday morning.
Your question: Will they be going surfing Saturday morning?
It’s not the easiest exercise, but I hope you’ll manage!
1 We’ll be meeting for breakfast at 7.30 today.
2 The restaurant will not be opening before 8 o’clock.
3 The designer won’t be answering his phone when he’s designing.
4 Those tulips won’t be blooming until March.
5 I’ll be ordering the fish, as usual.
6 The storm will be reaching our town tomorrow afternoon.
7 The bus will be stopping for a break at the northern service station.