Ibtissam El Azrak Ibtissam El Azrak

There is/ there are
Elementary level


In this lesson students learn about there is/ there are grammar structure based on some filling the gaps exercise. Then, Ss will get to listen to the correct pronunciation of the TL and practice it by using it in sentences in the context of "places". Finally, students will play a game for more practice of the TL.


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Main Aims

  • To provide practice of There is/there are in the context of My kind of place

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide Listening for specific information and speaking fluency in the context of My kind of place


Lead in (3-4 minutes) • To set the context and to engage the students in the lesson

Teacher shows a picture of a neighborhood and ask them: "what do you see here?" Elicit there is and there are from the students by asking them to start their sentences with: "Near my home.......". Teacher write There is and there are in the wb.

Pre-practice (6-9 minutes) • To clarify the meaning and form of TL

Elicit from the Ss the different forms of the grammar structure: positive, negative, questions, short answers in singular and plural forms. Teacher takes whiteboard feedback. Teacher gives a HO1 to check the understanding of the students. Teacher monitors closely to see if they have any problems with the TL. Teacher checks the answers with the whole class. Note: The teacher explains that "any" is used in negatives and questions with there are.Then, writes an example on the wb. 1. There isn't a shop/ there aren't any shops. 2. Is there a park?/ are there any parks? The teacher check understanding by asking them to give a question using: cafés, restaurant.

Controlled practice 1 (5-8 minutes) • To provide students with practice for the TL

Teacher shows the HO2 that the students need to work on to fill in the gaps.(Ex. 8 p. 39) Ss work individually then check their answers. Afterwards, students listen to the recording as a final check. Teacher highlights the pronunciations of there's /ðez/ and there are /ðeərə/. Drill

Controlled practice 2 (9-13 minutes) • To provide students with more practice for the TL

Teacher shows the HO3 that students will work on. Teacher asks students to fill in the blanks with Is there or are there. Teacher gives the HOs. Teacher do the first question with the class.Then, students complete the other questions on their own. Teacher check answers with the class using the wb. Teacher tell students to complete the me column in the table with their own information.ex. if there is a park near their home they should put "yes" and if not they should put "no". Teacher divides the class into pairs and tell them to complete column "my partner" with the answers of their partners.Then, they present there partner using this example:" near his/her home there is ......and there are.....But there isn't .....and there aren't..... "

Freer practice (6-9 minutes) • To get students to freely practice for fluency using the TL

Divide the class into two groups. Give each group 3 pictures of places and each group should ask the other group questions using is there?/are there? to give them hints to guess what places do they have.

Review (If time allows) (1-2 minutes) • To get students to remember how to use theTL

Ask students : 1. To give a positive sentence using "houses" 2.To give a negative sentence using "station" 3. To give a negative sentence using "cinemas" 4. To ask a question using "shops" Link to the other lesson.

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