Урок 9: Конструкция There is / There are

  1. Read the text:

I have got a big and comfortable room on the first floor of our house.

There is a big window with silk curtains in it, so my room is full of light. I spend a great deal of my time in this room: I do my homework, listen to the music, read books and chat with my friends in the Internet.

The wallpapers are white with light green flowers. There is a poster of my favourite music band above my bed. There is also a round mirror hanging on the wall and a small table under it. In the mornings I do my hair in front of it.

I also have a big desk with a table lamp on it. I do my homework at it and sometimes draw small pictures with colour pencils. I keep my workbooks and exercise books on the shelf above the desk. It is very convenient, as I have everything at hand while doing my homework.

My bed is not big, but cosy. I like reading in bed before going to sleep, so I have a wall bracket lamp on the wall. I have a lot of books and there is a bookcase near my bed. I like my room very much.


Silk — шелк
curtains – занавески, шторы
wallpapers — обои
shelf — полка
convenient – удобный, подходящий
cosy – уютный

  1. Make up sentences with the new words.
  2. Find sentences with “There is…” in the text and change them in plural.
  3. Ask as many questions to the text as possible.
  4. Translate the text and retell it.

[attention type=red]Remember![/attention]

There is a book on the shelf.

There are some books on the shelf.

There is there are

Принцип образования конструкции There is / There are

  1. Fill in with is or are:

There _____ some juice in the cup. There _____ an apple in the salad. There _____ seven balls in the box. There _____ some jam on the plate. There ______ a white chair at the door. There _____ eight chicks and a hen on the farm. There _____ a table and ten desks in the classroom. There _____ a big window to the right of the door. There _____ four rooms in our country house. _____ there four cups on the coffee-table? ____ there a carpet on the wall? There _____ no parrots in the sitting room. There_____ a cat on the sofa. There_____ three little dogs in the box. There _____four  hens in the house. There _____ a jar on the table. _____ there a bathroom near the bedroom?    _____ there four rooms in the flat? _____  there a kitchen under your living-room? There _______ three banks in our street. There _____ a cafe behind the department store. Now there _______ a museum there. There _____ a cinema and a sports center to the left of the park. There_____two shops in Central Square. There_____ two cafes, a theatre and a cinema on our street.

7.  Fill in with There is or There are:

_________ some sandwiches in the cupboard. _________ a chocolate on the plate. _________ some milk on the table. _________ some cornflakes in the cupboard. _________ some salt in the glass. _________ three cups of tea on the table. _______________ a cat in the kitchen. _______________two little dogs in the bathroom. _______________two mice in the living-room. _______________a hamster in the bedroom. _______________three turtles in the bedroom. _______________ a budgie in the yard. _______________ four mice under the cupboard. _______________four turtles under the carpet _______________ a kitten near the cupboard. _______________two dolls on the sofa. _______________ a cat under the chair.

8. Make up sentences. Use the correct order:

1.the sitting-room / there’s / in / a sofa
2. in / isn’t / the hall / there / a mirror /
3. the bedroom / there / in / are / beds / two / ?
4. are / bookcases / the hall / there / in / two /?
5. a lamp / there / Is / room / your / in / ?
6. the bedroom / a mirror / in / is / there.
7. three chairs / are / there / the table / near.
8. behind / a river / is / the house / there?
9. many / there / in / toys / the bag / are?
10. isn’t / in / a dog / there / the bedroom .
11. plums / there / ten / in the / are / bag / .
12. aren’t / children / there / classroom / in the / .
13. an egg / on the / there / plate / is / ?
14. on the / there / a / kitten / chair / is / white / .
15. a turtle / on / there / isn’t / farm / this / .
16. at the / two / bikes / door / are / there / ?

  1. Make these sentences interrogative and negative:

There are many students in the classroom.
There is some cheese on the plate.
There are three parks in the town.

10. Write about your own room using “There is / There are…”

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