Aboubaidah Aboubaidah

A house with a history : Grammar / There is / There are
Elementary level


In this lesson the student learn about (There is and There are) through new vocabulary and 2 listening activities. The lesson will start with some lead-in questions and introduction to the vocab the ss are going to use. Then the ss are going to listen twice to answer some oral question and complete an exercise. Finally the ss are going to be exposed to the grammar portion explicitly through another exercise.


Abc worksheets
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Main Aims

  • By the end of the lesson the students will have practiced the grammar ( There is and There are) in different activities

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide the students with some listening exercises to expose them to the target language.


Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

The T asks the students the following questions : Do you live in a house or a flat? How many rooms are here in your ...? Name some rooms in your ....?

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

The T shows the ss a picture of a house on the OHP and asks them (Would you like to live in this house? Why (not)?. The ss start to give their answer with the T leads them to answer with (because there is or there are).

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

The T chests a picture of a house and eliciting the name of the places the house after that they will be given exercises about rooms and furniture to read and match. The ss work in pairs while the T goes around monitoring and taking notes. The ss compare their answers with the neighboring pair before the T gives them the key answers.

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

The T chests a grammar exercise and ask the ss to do it pairs

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

The T asks the ss to write 6 sentences about what is in their houses or their own rooms. The T moves around monitoring and gives help when it is needed.

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