There is / There are

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.

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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.
Enjoy.

There is / There are – Write
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This Post Has 16 Comments

  1. negusie

    kip it up!!

  2. Ashoke

    Nice০ Method. Thaks

  3. abdullah

    Nice…nice

  4. Clement Gascua

    Great mind map
    Thanx

  5. Gascua

    Great mind map
    Thank you

  6. mustafiz kpllol

    Awesome.

  7. Rakel Cedersjö

    I can´t find the games Angry Finches or Make them fall. I pass the test….how do I do the games after that?

  8. maureen c. espejo

    Nice method.. very useful instructional materials

  9. Anonymous

    Thank uuuu

  10. oumarou

    cool kinda like it !!! it’ll help me not only me but my students as well !!! (y)

  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.

  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. Zdenda

    That is great. I am really happy you find it useful.

  14. Ukwa Abel

    May God keep you and this article alive.

  15. Chee Lee

    Thanks!! This is great.

  16. joão eduado BR

    muito hard para brasilians!kkkkk

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