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There is / There are
A1 (Elementary) level


In this Lesson, Ss learn about the use of ‘there is/are’ through guided experimental based classroom activities. The lesson starts with a discussion about guessing corn seeds in a tube (realia). This is followed by the use of language through slights where ss see and relate how can they use it in real life. Finally, there is some controlled practice through sentence reformulation and free practice via a final card game where they make ‘there is/are sentences about pictures.


Abc Work Sheets

Main Aims

  • To provide review and clarification of there is/are in the context of my environment

Subsidiary Aims

  • To develop spoken fluency in the context of my environment.


Step 1- Warmer/Lead-in (4-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

- 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.

Exposure (4-5 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a photo of a house

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.

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

- 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

Controlled Practice (5-6 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

- 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)

Semi-Controlled Practice (10-12 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

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

Free Practice (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

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.

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