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Hurry up!The programme will start/is about to start.

My Approach:

Here also I think both can be used in reference that the programme will start in future and they will miss

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The programme is about to start indicating very recent action.

But the Ans given (is about to start)

Am I right in my approach.Please correct me if I am wrong?

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The hint is "hurry" indicating an action is happening soon, so "about to".

"Will" compared with "about to" should refer to an action happening in a further future, perhaps "will start at 10pm sharp".

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