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  1. 1. 9 There is / There areThe Perfect House 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 HouseHoney, I found the Oh, that’s great!perfect house. You Tell me all about it.are going to love it.
  3. 3. Our New House There’s air There is a big conditioning. There are good backyard. schools nearby.
  4. 4. Present SingularUse there is or there’s to state facts about aperson or thing.There is a big There is air backyard. conditioning.
  5. 5. Present PluralUse there are if the noun is plural. There are a lot of windows. There are good schools nearby.
  6. 6. The Perfect HouseThere isn’t isn’tan trees, There aren’tfireplace, but … There a any but there’s a There’s even a extra Hmmmthere a in Are Is there a there.trees Is . . Great. basketball court. big but there’s athere’s a big pool,…for my swimming space bedroom for my mother! swimming pool? fireplace? the yard? driveway for my car. flat screen TV.
  7. 7. Negative To state a negative fact, you can use there isn’t a / an or there aren’t any. present singularThere isn’t a garage. present pluralThere aren’t any trees in theyard. present singularThere isn’t a fence. present pluralThere aren’t a lot of neighbors.
  8. 8. Contractions Use there’s in speaking and informal writing. There’s a basketball court. There’s even an extrabedroom for my mother.
  9. 9. Look at the information about Mrs. Practice 1 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. QuestionsPut is, or are before there to make aquestion. Arethere a swimming house? Is there mice in the pool?
  11. 11. Short AnswersUse there in questions and short answers. Are there any No, there Is there aproblems in the Yes, there is. porch? aren’t. basement?
  12. 12. Ask a partner questions about his Practice 2 or her neighborhood. Use is there, are there and short answers.Example: lots of houses Are there lots of houses in No, therea good school your aren’t. neighborhood?many childrena highway five years agorestaurantsproblemscafés five years agoparksnoise
  13. 13. ReferencesCopyright © 2006 Pearson Education and itslicensors. All rights reserved.