There is… There are…
Singular – We use there is…
Plural – We use there are…
Singular – There is…
There is = there’s
There is a bar of chocolate in my school bag.
There is a book on the kitchen table.
There is man outside the house.
There’s a black car parked in the driveway.
There’s some money in my purse
There’s a B&B round the corner.
For negatives, we say there is not…
There is not = there isn’t = there’s not
There isn’t anything on TV.
There isn’t a cinema in my town.
There isn’t any snow.
There not a taxi service in this area.
There not any milk in the fridge
For questions, we say is there…?
Is there any milk in the fridge?
Is there a silver car parked outside the house?
Is there a big tree in the garden?
Is there a shop near your house?
Is there a supermarket in this town?
Plural – There are…
There are some sweets in my handbag.
There are some colourful flowers in the garden.
There are a couple of tennis rackets in the shed.
There are a few restaurants in town.
There are a lot of supermarkets near to my house.
There are many cars parked on my street.
There are 20 football players on our school team.
For negatives, we say there are not…
There are not + there aren’t
There aren’t any drinks in the fridge.
There aren’t any flowers in the garden.
There are not many people here.
There aren’t a lot of children at school today.
There aren’t many players on the tennis team.
For questions, we say are there…?
Are there any good waiters at this restaurant?
Are there any books from the library in your room?
Are there any supermarkets near your house?
Are there a lot of children playing in the park?
Are there a lot of people invited to Emma’s birthday party
Are there 15 players on your school swimming team?
Are there any good deals to go on holiday?
There is and It is
There’s a DVD on the table. (not it’s a book on the table)
This movie is really good. It’s very interesting. (It = the movie)
What’s that noise? It’s coming from the TV. (It = that noise).
We’re going to Manchester on the train. It’s coming at 9 o clock. (It = train.)
This chicken is not nice. It’s undercooked. (It = the chicken)
Have you cleaned the floor? Yes, it’s sparkling. (It = the floor)
There is… There are…. Exercises..
Complete the following.
There is = ________________________________________________
There is not = ____________________________ = ________________________________
There are not = ___________________________________________
Complete the following sentences.
There is __________________________________________________________________
There is not ______________________________________________________________
There isn’t _______________________________________________________________
There’s not ______________________________________________________________
There are _______________________________________________________________
There are not ____________________________________________________________
There aren’t ____________________________________________________________
Fill in the missing gaps with is there…? or are there…?
________________ something wrong with you?
________________ any boys on the swimming team?
________________ a lot of children in your class?
________________ any orange juice in the fridge?
________________ many cars parked in our driveway?
________________ anything on TV tonight?
________________ any movies playing on TV tonight?
________________ a cat playing with your ball in the garden?
________________ a post office next to your house?
Next to each sentence, write what ‘it’ is referring to.
What’s that noise? it’s the rain hitting the window.
The bus was suppose to be here 10 minutes ago. It’s late.
Me and mum are going to walk to town. It’s a long walk.
This homework is too hard. It’s confusing me.
I left the cake in the oven for too long. It’s burnt now.
I need to clean the car. It’s too dirty.
Challenge: Look in your fridge and write down everything that is inside using either there is or there are.