(p.42) P1 - There is... / There are...

Treasure Hunt (There is / there are)

  • On the grid page of the worksheet, have the students draw a treasure map. It’s best to show an example beforehand so they get the style. Make sure they add plenty of landmarks, such as villages, rivers, volcanos and the like. This vocabulary may need to be practiced beforehand.
  • Next, the students secretly choose one square on their grid to bury treasure. Don’t mark it down, just remember it.
  • Then the students write clues on the second page using “There is” or “There are” to point the way to the chosen square.

Is there a bookcase in your room? – Speaking activity

This activity is for pages 38 and 39 of New Crown 2 (lesson 4 – Enjoy Sushi).

Attached is a handout that gets students asking each other, “Is there a ____ in your room?” Students reply based on a picture on their sheet of paper. There are two different handouts (A and B) so this activity works best by placing students in pairs.

Hand out worksheet

Is there a hotel?

Whipped this up for 2nd grade aimed at the first grammar point of Chapter 4 in New Crown 2.

It’s pretty straightforward. Designed to be used by students in pairs. They take turns to choose a hotel room (without telling their partner of course), and asking “Is there a guitar in your room?” and so on.

To add some competition students can note down how many questions they had to ask before being able to guess the correct room. After 4 rounds each, add up the score and the student who correctly guessed with the least number of questions is the winner.

Are there any ~ in your room?

  • Explain to students that they will see a picture of a room for one minute.
  • The students then have 10 minutes to write out as many “Are there ~ ?” questions based on what they remember from the picture.
  • When the questions have been written give them each a copy of the picture.
  • The students then ask their neighbour their questions. A correct sentence is worth one point.

There is, There are

This is a simple information gap style pair worksheet.

1. Have students make pairs. Give one student the A worksheet and the other student the B worksheet.

2. Students should take turns asking each other for the location of the objects (1. books, 2. apple, 3. umbrella, etc.). For example, “Is there an apple on the desk?”

3. When they get a “yes” answer they write the number for that object in the correct box.