There is / There are
A1 (Elementary) level
To provide review and clarification of there is/are in the context of my environment
To develop spoken fluency in the context of my environment.
Procedure (41-50 minutes)
- Show them 1st slide and ask if they know what are those. (Corn seeds) - Show them the tube which includes corn seeds in and ask them if they can guess how many are there. Let them discuss and see the tube themselves for 15/20 seconds, get their guess'. - Show them there are 57 seeds in the tube and congratulate the ones who guessed correctly.
Show ss the photo (PPP #5) of the house and ask questions. - Do you remember this photo from somewhere? - Ask the names of the rooms. - Ask what's in each the rooms. Wait for them to say 'house / my environment'. Lead them to the next step.
- Show ss the use of 'there is/ are' via using PPP #6/7 - Show ss the use of 'there is not (there isn't)/ there are not (there aren't)' via using PPP #8/9 - Show ss the use of 'there is no/ there are no' via using PPP #10/11 - Show ss the use of 'is there... ?/ are there... ?' via using PPP #12/13 - Show ss 'short answers with there is/ are' via using PPP #14 - Lead them to controlled practise via using PPP #15
- Hand out worksheets to the classroom. - Give ss instructions; While watching the video I would like you to fill in the blanks of exercise 1 with there is and there are. ICQ: Are we writing there is and there are in the blanks? (YES) --- Video --- - Let's check the answers with your partners first, are they the same? - Let's look at them together (PPP #16)
Exercise 2 - Tell SS in this part I want you to watch the video while answering these 4 questions. These are true/false questions so if the fact is correct you tick true, if the fact is wrong you tick false. ICQ's: Are we ticking the boxes? (YES) --- Video --- - Let's compare your answers with your partners first. - Let's check them together. PPP #17 Exercise 3 - Tell SS; In this part I want you to listen and watch the video carefully because you are going to find the correct answer. Now let's read the questions for yourselves first and then start. --- Video --- - Let's compare our answers with our partners first. - Let's check them together PPP #18/19
What's in the kitchen? - So we are going to play a different game together. I will give each 4 of you a photo of a kitchen and some paperclipped words. I want you to make meaningful sentences out of this paperclips while looking to the picture. ICQ's: Are we making sentences? (YES) We are not looking to the photo, right? (NO) -Class Mingling; So let's check other groups' answers and see if their answers are the same as yours. - Let's check some examples together.