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The following ESL resources are available for There is / there are:

 
 
 
 

Photocopiable resource books

Elementary Grammar Games book cover 

Elementary Grammar Games

Jill Hadfield   
 
1 - a or an  Page 1 
Ss match food pictures with cards (a or an).
 
4 - Countable and uncountable nouns  Page 4 
(1) Ss arrange food cards into pilesL C and U. (2)Ss arrange food items in a kitchen picture, then describe picture to partner who has to replicate the arrangement.
 
17 - There is and There are: affirmative and negative  Page 17 
Ss match half sentences (There is + a fireplace etc.) to describe a picture of a room.
 
18 - Is there...? and Are there...?  Page 18 
Pictures. Ss have to ask questions to match lodgers with bedsits.
 
 
Play Games with English Book 2 (1981-8) book cover 

Play Games with English Book 2 (1981-8)

Colin Granger   John Plumb   
 
Spot the difference 1 page 2  Page 2 
Spot the difference with food pictures - countable and uncountable
 
 

General English adult course resource packs

Reward Pre-Intermediate Resource Pack  book cover 

Reward Pre-Intermediate Resource Pack

Sue Kay   
 
3 Spot the similarities  Page 3 
Students describe pictures of similar interiors / exteriors using 'there is / there are' to find differences
 
10 Over the bridge...  Page 10 
Students write a description of a picture with gaps. Partners must fill the gaps and guess the picture
 
 

Grammar

Comparison with as...as...

Comparison with <i>as</i>...</i>as...</as>: picture
 
Detailed grammar reference notes on comparison with as....
Three pages, illustrated. Includes positive and negative forms, modifiers and common similes.
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Download Comparison with as...as - grammar notes (PDF)
 
 

ESL lesson plans

Reading and vocabulary: workplace discrimination

Reading and vocabulary: workplace discrimination: picture
 
Work clothing vocabulary.
News story in graded English about woman who was sent home for refusing to wear high-heeled shoes.
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Download Dress code (PDF)
 
 

ESL lesson plans

Reading and vocabulary: How Donald Trump got rich: a tale of three Trumps

Reading and vocabulary: How Donald Trump got rich: a tale of three Trumps: picture
 
Three articles in graded English with lead-in and comprehension tasks.
Jigsaw reading for groups of three.
Grammar follow-up on participle clauses (PDF advanced version)
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Download Intermediate (PDF)
 
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Download Advanced (PDF)