To provide practice of there is/are in the context of rooms in a house and things at school
To provide specific and detailed information listening practice using a text about the White House
Procedure (44-58 minutes)
*Ask students to state their names
* Write "part of a house" on the board * Mime eating * Wait until students guess dining room * Mime two more rooms * Have a volunteer student mime a room.
*Put the picture of the handout on the board, ask students what's on the picture *Form pairs, and show the handout. Explain exercise 1. *Give students the handout. Students answer the questions in pairs *Class feedback
*Explain exercise to students *Students order the sentences individually while listening to the track *Check in pairs
*Read out the numbers in the exercise *Instruct students to read the sentences *Play the recording *Student check answers in pairs. *Put answers on board.
*Explain exercise grammar 1, without teaching the grammar. Do 1 and 2 as a class. *Have the students work out the exercise in pairs.
*Go over the grammar of there is/are. Focus on affirmative and negative, questions will come later *Don't forget pronunciation!
*Form new pairs *Students check exercise 1, and make any changes if necessary.
*Ask students to look at the table under exercise 2. *Form a few question as an example. *Elicit questions from the class. *Form pairs. Have students ask an answer question using the table. (This is exercise 3)
*Elicit the words "how many" from students (For example, I want to know if there are 3 pens or 2 pens... what can I ask?) *Look at the first sentence of exercise 4 as a class. * Have the students form the sentences in pairs * Form new pairs, and have students ask each other their sentences.