Grammar: There is/There are, questions and short answer
Beginners (A1) level
*To present and practice there is / there are questions by describing images.
*To give sts controlled speaking and writing accuracy.
*To give a survey about their neighbourhood.
Procedure (34-44 minutes)
Teacher will stick a picture on the WB and asks sts "what can you see in the picture?". Try to elicit some or all the following, a supermarket, a park, trees, buildings, bridge, roads.
T will show a sample map about her own neighbourhood, then asks sts to draw a map of their own neighborhood. Tell sts to show their house and places they regularly go. Once they have drawn their maps put sts in a groups to tell each other about their own neighbourhood using the phrases "in my neighbourhood there is / there are ....".
T will choose a map from a st and use it as an example. T ask sts "is there a garden ?, is there a park? are there any parks? T elicits answers. Afterwards T will give the the worksheet on picture analysis.
T puts the sts in A and B pairs. A sts will have the A picture, B sts will have the B picture. Tell sts to look at their pictures silently, and make sure they all know the vocabs.T monitors/help sts if necessary. Sts must not look at each other´s pictures. Instead, they must describe their pictures in a great detail using there is/there are, etc. Model what they have to do briefly. Once students have found three differences they can compare pictures to check. In feedback, ask one or two pairs to tell T what differences sts found. (Both pictures have a school and a hotel, pic A has a supermarket, a bank and a park while pic B has a hospital, shops and a market).
T will let sts to rewrite the sentence using the symbols in the brackets. T do the first as an example. Let sts check the answers in pairs.