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Grammar: There is/There are

Grammar point: There is / There are (easy)

Aim

  • Practice English skills in an aviation context
  • Practice dialogue with countable and uncountable, present tense
  • Have fun!

FA1: Quick! This man is having trouble breathing.  There is a bag under his seat, please have a look and see if you can find any medication.

FA2: Okay… Wow, there is a lot of stuff in here!  There’s a squashed banana and there’s an MP3 player… there are some pens, and there are some stamps… there are a few jelly beans, and there are a couple of bandaids… but I can’t see any medicine.

FA1: There is one pocket on the outside of the bag and there are two pockets on the inside of the bag – check those!

FA2: Right away.  Let’s see… there’s a passport in this pocket… and a mobile phone in this pocket. Aha! There are three bottles of medicine in this pocket!

FA1: Great, what do the labels say?

FA2: There’s one for headaches… there’s one for insomnia… and there’s one for anxiety.

FA1: He’s nodding his head for the anxiety tablets.  Are there any instructions on the bottle?

FA2: Yes, there are. It says take two with water. There is some water on the trolley, I’ll run and get some.

FA1: Well, sir, you seem to be okay now but are there any other health complications we should know about? No? Is there anything else I can help you with? There is a button right above you if you require any assistance at all and there are seven friendly members of cabin crew ready to assist you.

 

Look at the items in the picture.  Use ‘there is’ or ‘there are’ to describe what you can see. The first one has been done for you.

There is…

1.  There’s a suitcase

There are…

1.  There are two pairs of flip-flops

Answer

  1. Is there a toothbrush in the picture? No, there isn’t.
  2. Are there any towels in the picture?
  3. Is there a yellow snorkel in the picture?
  4. Is there a blue snorkel in the picture?
  5. Are there any children’s toys in the picture?

Answers

There is…

  1. There’s a suitcase
  2. There’s a camera
  3. There’s a snorkel
  4. There’s a mask
  5. There’s a bikini

There are…

  1. There are two pairs of flip-flops
  2. There are some shirts
  3. There are some sweaters / there are some clothes
  4. There are some/two passports
  5. There are some towels (There are also some fins (flippers) you might have spotted)

Answer

  1. Is there a toothbrush in the picture? No, there isn’t.
  2. Are there any towels in the picture? Yes, there are.
  3. Is there a yellow snorkel in the picture? No, there isn’t.
  4. Is there a blue snorkel in the picture? Yes, there is.

10.  Are there any children’s toys in the picture? No, there aren’t.

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