Everyday English for ESL kids

Describing Situations

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Learn English through pictures, sounds and sentence examples! In this lesson you will learn some useful phrases for describing situations.

There is, there are

We use there is and there are when we want to say that someone or something is in a certain location.

Here are some examples.

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There is a cook in the kitchen.

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There is a bear in my bed!

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There are pirates on the island.

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There are planets in our solar system.

Practise your English!

Look at the pictures below. Make sentences, for example: There is a bee on the key.

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bee, on, key

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Try to change words in this poem and make your own version. It's easy!

For example, On a big, big planet there is a big, big farm. And on a big, big farm there is ...

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In a dark, dark wood,
There is a dark, dark house.
And in a dark, dark house,
There is a dark, dark room.

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And in a dark, dark, room,
There is a dark, dark cupboard.
And in a dark, dark cupboard,
There is a ghost!!!

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This is a fun game to practise there is, there are. See how to play.

Play with your friend. Choose one of the pictures below. Look at the picture and say, for example: There is some cheese on the table. Your friend have to decide if your sentence is true or false. Then change the role. Your friend asks, and you answer.

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There are three bananas on the table.
True or false?

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There is a bowl of salad on the table.
True or false?

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There is a cup on the plate.
True or false?

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There is some orange juice in the jug.
True or false?