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  1. 1. There is / There are The Perfect House 9 Focus on Grammar 1 Part VIII, Unit 26 By Ruth Luman, Gabriele Steiner, and BJ Wells Copyright © 2006. Pearson Education, Inc. All rights reserved.
  2. 2. Our New House Honey, I found the perfect house. You are going to love it. Oh, that’s great! Tell me all about it.
  3. 3. Our New House There is a big backyard. There’s air conditioning.There are good schools nearby.
  4. 4. Present Singular There is a big backyard. There is air conditioning. Use there is or there’s to state facts about a person or thing.
  5. 5. Present Plural There are good schools nearby. There are a lot of windows. Use there are if the noun is plural.
  6. 6. Are there trees in the yard? Is there a fireplace? There aren’t any trees, but there’s a big driveway for my car. There isn’t a fireplace, but there’s a big space for my flat screen TV. There’s even an extra bedroom for my mother! There isn’t a swimming pool,… Hmmm . . . Great.Is there a swimming pool? The Perfect House … but there’s a basketball court.
  7. 7. Negative To state a negative fact, you can use there isn’t a / an or there aren’t any. There isn’t a garage. There aren’t any trees in the yard. There isn’t a fence. There aren’t a lot of neighbors. present singular present plural present singular present plural
  8. 8. There’s a basketball court. Contractions Use there’s in speaking and informal writing. There’s even an extra bedroom for my mother.
  9. 9. Practice 1 Look at the information about Mrs. Chan’s class. Make sentences using there is, there are and information about this class. Mrs. Chan’s History Class Quiz Students Homework Readings This Week 0 18 very little many Example: This week, there isn’t a quiz. This week, there are 18 students. This week, there is very little homework. This week, there are many readings.
  10. 10. Questions Put is, or are before there to make a question. Is there a swimming pool?Are there mice in the house?
  11. 11. Short Answers Use there in questions and short answers. Is there a porch? Yes, there is. Are there any problems in the basement? No, there aren’t.
  12. 12. Practice 2 Ask a partner questions about his or her neighborhood. Use is there, are there and short answers. lots of housesExample: a good school many children a highway five years ago restaurants problems cafés five years ago parks noise Are there lots of houses in your neighborhood? No, there aren’t.
  13. 13. References Copyright © 2006 Pearson Education and its licensors. All rights reserved.