There is / There are
A1 - A2 level
To provide practice of there is and there are in the context of food
To provide clarification, practice and review of language used for count nouns and non-count nouns in the context of food
Procedure (70-105 minutes)
The teacher provides sentences about stuff in the classroom until students figure out the structure, meaning and use by themselves, for example: "There is one door in the classroom." or "There are 15 students in the class.".
The teacher writes on the board the structures used with there is and there are, helped by the students own discovery. The teacher points out any detail students might left out. This is followed by students providing more examples orally. Finally, the teacher elicits some students to read the grammar box on page 40, to clarify any detail.
The teacher points out the correct use of the words "some", "any", "nothing" and "anything". This is followed by the teacher and students discussing about count nouns and non-count nouns, their characteristics and the way to identify them.
Teacher writes an activity on the board which students copy and answer on their own. Then the teacher and students make a general review, clarifying doubts and general problems.
Students answer the grammar practice on page 41 on their own by completing each statement or question with an affirmative or negative form of there is or there are.They are graded individually.
Students practice there is and there are, as well as count and non-count nouns by completing exercises B (change the sentences from affirmative to negative), C (complete sentences with some or any), D (complete questions with How much or How many), and E (write the plural form of each count noun)