There is / There are – Beginner ESL/ EFL Lesson Plan (A1) – My Home

 Beginner English Lesson Plan - There is and There are - my Home

ESL/ EFL beginner lesson plan – there is/there are – my home

Lesson Goals: At the end of the following lesson students will learn the difference between there is and there are, and how to use them in order to talk about the rooms in their home and the things in their rooms.
Target Grammar: There is/ There are
Focus Vocabulary: Rooms in the house/ furniture

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Audio sample:


1. Listen to Michelle’s story and fill in the blanks.

My family and I live in a ____________. There is a kitchen, a big living-room, a bathroom and two ____________ in the house. I ____________ my room. It’s ____________ and there are many ____________ in it. There is a ____________ carpet on the floor. My dog likes to play on the ____________, and there are many toys on it.

2. Mark the sentences T for true, and F for false.

  1. Michelle doesn’t love her room.
  2. There is a pink carpet on the floor.
  3. The dog doesn’t like to play on the carpet.
  4. The dog likes to play on the floor.
  • Grammar Box:

We use there is/ there are to say that something exists.

There is(1 thing)
  • a book
  • an apple
  • There is a book on the table.
  • There is an apple on the table.
There are(2+ things)
  • 2 books
  • apples
  • There are 2 books on the table.
  • There are apples on the table.

Asking Questions:

Is there(1 thing)
  • a book
  • Is there a book on the table?
Are there (2+ things)
  • apples
  • Are there apples on the table?


1. Look at the picture. Write the words in the box.

ESL/ EFL lesson plan for beginners there is there are - my home

1_______ 2_______ 3_______ 4_______ 5_______ 6_______ 7_______ 8_______

2. What is there in your room? Read in pairs and fill in the blanks.

Use: Yes, there is./ Yes, there are./ Is there?/ Are there?/ No, there isn’t./ No, there aren’t.

A: __________ many toys in my room. __________ toys in your room?
B: __________. My dog likes to play with them. __________ a desk in your room?
A: __________. __________ books, pens and things I need for school on my desk. __________ a sofa in your room?
B: __________. It’s in the living-room. __________ a big bed in my room. __________ paintings on the walls in your room?


1. Ask your partner about their home. Is there a living-room, a kitchen, and a bathroom in the home? Are there 3 bedrooms in the home? What is there in his/ her room?

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