I wouldn't use "What time will we meet" in BE, but "What time are we going to meet" works for me in that context.Of course, I meant "What time will we meet" and "what time are we going to meet." Those would not work contextually (at least for me, in American English).
Your book is correct up to a point, but "What time will we meet?" doesn't sound very natural in the context of a casual conversation about going to the cinema with a friend.well, I see your point, but it seems that grammar books don't tell the truth. The theory gives us some guidelines, but when it comes to practice all those rules fail, and native speakers say it 's wrong ?? according to my grammar book it shoud be will as going to is for planned actions.
Obviously it isn't a planned action, but there is no rigid rule in English about which verb to use for planned/unplanned actions. It depends on the situation. In BE we very often use "shall I/we?" for suggestions, and this is a request for a suggestion.A: Let's go to the cinema tomorrow.
B. That's a great idea. What time will we/ or are we going to meet?
A. ummm at 5p.m.. Is it ok?
If you're still talking about the two friends arranging a trip to the cinema, then I would say yes, you could use any of those, although I don't personally like "can" very much.I see. So it is not about the tenses, but about the situation. Could I use then?
What time would you like to meeet?
What time should we meet?
What time can we meet?
What time do you want to meet?