There is / There are

There is there are a mind map

The basic explanation of the usage of the phrase THERE IS / THERE ARE is easy to understand and practice. My students caught on very quickly and then used the phrase without any mistakes. However, you might need to teach the plural first to allow the students use these without any mistakes.

In this post there is a clear mind map which even 9 years old managed to understand, a worksheet and two games to practice the grammar.

There is / There are – mind map

Ask the students to have a look at the following mind map and explain the following points:

  1. It is used to describe a scenery or picture.
  2. THERE IS A + one thing
  3. THERE ARE + more than one thing.

[showmyads] There is there are a mind map

There is / There are – games and activities

The first activity is a simple spot the difference activity. Print out the following worksheets (black and white copy will be just fine as the colours do not play any role there) and give the worksheet A to one student and the worksheet B to the other one. Students work in pairs and they must keep their worksheets secret and not show them to each other. Each student describes his rooms and they try to find all the differences.

There is there are worksheet

The next two activities are interactive quizzes and games. Both of them are in HTML 5 and both of them will work on any mobile device.
In the first quiz you should read the description and click on the correct picture. If you pass the test you can play the game Angry Finches.

There is / There are – Angry Finches

In the second game you should write the missing words into the sentences to describe the picture on the left. If you pass this test you will be given a chance to play the game called Make them Fall.

There is / There are – Write
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  1. negusie
    kip it up!!
    10/11/2014 at 8:43 am
  2. Ashoke
    Nice০ Method. Thaks
    10/11/2014 at 9:46 am
  3. abdullah
    10/11/2014 at 6:21 pm
  4. Clement Gascua
    Great mind map Thanx
    10/11/2014 at 8:06 pm
  5. Gascua
    Great mind map Thank you
    10/11/2014 at 8:08 pm
  6. mustafiz kpllol
    10/11/2014 at 9:02 pm
  7. Rakel Cedersjö
    I can´t find the games Angry Finches or Make them fall. I pass the do I do the games after that?
    11/11/2014 at 9:19 am
  8. maureen c. espejo
    Nice method.. very useful instructional materials
    11/11/2014 at 11:58 am
  9. Anonymous
    Thank uuuu
    11/11/2014 at 3:19 pm
  10. oumarou
    cool kinda like it !!! it'll help me not only me but my students as well !!! (y)
    11/11/2014 at 4:27 pm
  11. Zdenda
    That is strange. The games should open in a new window once you finish the test. You have to be connected to the internet though.
    13/11/2014 at 3:11 am
  12. Oli
    Thanks for the work you provided. Tomorrow I am going to use your material with my first year learner's of English. Thanks from Germany
    13/11/2014 at 4:59 pm
  13. Zdenda
    That is great. I am really happy you find it useful.
    13/11/2014 at 6:55 pm
  14. Ukwa Abel
    May God keep you and this article alive.
    26/11/2014 at 6:27 am
  15. Chee Lee
    Thanks!! This is great.
    14/12/2016 at 2:50 am
  16. joão eduado BR
    muito hard para brasilians!kkkkk
    08/06/2020 at 12:34 pm

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