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1 Inter American University of Puerto Rico Guayama Campus Title V Cooperative Project There is…/There are… Module Prof. Marisol Piazza Aguirre

2 Instructions Use the following buttons to navigate through this module: Use this button to move to the next slide. Use this button to move to the previous slide. Use this button to move to the last viewed slide. Use this button to view the answer to the exercise.

3 Purpose This module proposes to expand the basic teaching-learning activities of English included in the Title V Cooperative Project: “Improving Academic Outcomes Through a Technology-Based Consortium Program for the Core Curriculum”. The project is integrated by the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico in Ponce from where it is directed, the Arecibo, Mayaguez and Guayama Campuses, the School of Plastic Arts of Puerto Rico and Inter American University of Puerto Rico, Guayama Campus.

4 Objectives General Objective: By the end of this module, the student will develop confidence and demonstrate knowledge using There is… with singular nouns and There are… with plural nouns correctly. Specific Objective: At the end of this module, the student will use affirmative and negative sentences, direct questions, short yes/no answers, wh-questions (information questions) and answers giving pertinent information.

5 Introduction Important grammatical structures an ESL student should master to communicate effectively in English orally as well as in written form are the structures There is… and There are… This module has been designed for all college students but specially for you students who are registered in the basic English as a Second Language I, GEEN 1101 course. In this module, you will study and review the rules of how to use There is… and There are… correctly.

6 Pre-Test Select the best answer. __ 1. ____ a letter for you on the table. (A) There is (B) There are __ 2. ____ some excellent seafood restaurants in Salinas. (A) There is (B) There are __ 3. ____ a few people at the doctor’s office. (A) There is (B) There are __ 4. ____ many different animals at the zoo in Mayagüez. (A) There is (B) There are __ 5. ____ one banana left in the fruit basket. (A) There is (B) There are

7 Pre-Test __ 6. ____ any messages for you today. (A) There isn’t (B) There aren’t __ 7. ____ a gasoline station nearby. (A) There isn’t (B) There aren’t __ 8. ____ many children in the park. It’s cloudy. (A) There isn’t (B) There aren’t __ 9. ____ 30 days in the month of February. (A) There isn’t (B) There aren’t __10. ____ a mailbox in front of my house. (A) There isn’t (B) There aren’t

8 Pre-Test __ 11. ____ confidential documents in the office ? (A) Is there (B) Are there __ 12. ____ a swimming pool in this university ? (A) Is there (B) Are there __ 13. ____ some interesting activities for this weekend ? (A) Is there (B) Are there __ 14. ____ a pen on the counter ? (A) Is there (B) Are there __ 15. ____ a computer in your house ? (A) Is there (B) Are there

9 Pre-Test __ 16. Where _____ a photocopying machine ? (A) is there (B) are there Answer: There is a photocopying machine in the library. __ 17. Why _____ many policemen on the roads today ? (A) is there (B) are there Answer: There are many policemen on the roads today because it is a holiday. __ 18. When ____ good sales at K-Mart ? (A) is there (B) are there Answer: There are good sales at K-Mart before Christmas. __ 19. Where _____ “coquis” ? (A) is there (B) are there Answer: There are “coquis” in all Puerto Rico. __ 20. What ____ in the box ? (A) is there (B) are there Answer: There is a puppy in the box.

10 Pre-Test Evaluation Total Correct Answers 20 Excellent: Go to the Post-Test. 19 Very Good: Review the incorrect answer and go to the Post-Test Good: Review the incorrect answers, study the rules presented in this module, do the practice exercises and then go to the Post-Test. 11 or You Need More Practice: Study the module, less review the rules carefully and do the practice exercises. When you improve your score, you may go to the Post-Test.

11 Pre-Test Answer Key 1. A 11. B 2. B 12. A 3. B 13. B 4. B 14. A 5. A 15. A 6. B 16. A 7. A 17. B 8. B 18. B 9. B 19. B 10. A 20. A

12 There is…/There are Rules Affirmative Sentences: (1) Use there is… with singular nouns. Examples: (a) There is a book on the table. (b) There is one man in the classroom. (c) There is an apple in the fruit basket. (d) There is one horse in the stable. (2) Use there are… with plural nouns. Examples: (a) There are some books on the table. (b) There are five men in the classroom. (c) There are a lot of apples in the fruit basket. (d) There are many horses in the stable.

13 There isn’t…/There aren’t Rules Negative Sentences: (1) Use there isn’t… with singular nouns in the negative form. Examples: (a) There isn’t a book on the table. (b) There isn’t one man in the classroom. (c) There isn’t an apple in the fruit basket. (d) There isn’t one horse in the stable. (2) Use there aren’t… with plural nouns in the negative form. Examples: (a) There aren’t some books on the table. (b) There aren’t five men in the classroom. (c) There aren’t a lot of apples in the fruit basket. (d) There aren’t many horses in the stable.

14 Is there…?/Are there…? Rules Direct Questions and Yes / No Answers: The question forms of there is… and there are… are formed by placing the verb before there (inverting the word order), and using a question mark (?). Example #1: Sentence: There is a book on the table. Question: Is there a book on the table ? Answers: Yes, there is. / No, there isn’t. Example # 2: Sentence: There are five books on the table. Question: Are there five books on the table ? Answers: Yes, there are. / No, there aren’t.

15 Wh- is there…?/Wh- are there…? Rules Wh-Questions and Answers: Wh-Questions require information. Observe the following rules. Where What + is there + Singular Noun ? When Why Example: Question: Where is there a pharmacy ? Answer: There is a pharmacy on Ashford Street.

16 Wh- is there…?/Wh- are there…? Rules Where What + are there + Plural Noun ? When Why Example: Question: Where are there shoes at low prices ? Answer: There are shoes at low prices at Payless Shoe Store.

17 There is…/There are… Practice Exercise Select the best answer. __ 1. ____ many cookies in the cookie jar. (A) There is (B) There are __ 2. ____ a lady at the door. (A) There is (B) There are __ 3. ____ a tornado warning for Alabama. (A) There is (B) There are __ 4. ____ wonderful stories in the Bible. (A) There is (B) There are __ 5. ____ some safe discotheques in San Juan. (A) There is (B) There are

18 There isn’t…/There aren’t…Practice Exercise __ 6. ____ any twins in my family. (A) There isn’t (B) There aren’t __ 7. ____ many educational programs on TV. (A) There isn’t (B) There aren’t __ 8. ____ a subway system in Puerto Rico. (A) There isn’t (B) There aren’t __ 9. ____ many sodas in the refrigerator. (A) There isn’t (B) There aren’t __10. ____ an airport in Guayama. (A) There isn’t (B) There aren’t

19 Is there…?/Are there…? Practice Exercise __ 11. ____ a pay phone in this area ? (A) Is there (B) Are there __ 12. ____ cheap restaurants at the Mall ? (A) Is there (B) Are there __ 13. ____ a flight to Chicago at 10:00 PM ? (A) Is there (B) Are there __ 14. ____ security guards in this school ? (A) Is there (B) Are there __ 15. ____ some students absent today ? (A) Is there (B) Are there

20 Wh- is there…?/Wh- are there…? Practice Exercise __ 16. When ____ a jazz concert ? (A) is there (B) are there Answer: There is a jazz concert next Friday. __ 17. Where ____ souvenir stores ? (A) is there (B) are there Answer: There are souvenir stores in town. __ 18. What ____ in the garage ? (A) is there (B) are there Answer: There is an old car in the garage. __ 19. Why ____ water on the floor ? (A) is there (B) are there Answer: There is water on the floor because it rained. __ 20. Where ____ extra pillows ? (A) is there (B) are there Answer: There are extra pillows in the closet.

21 There is…/There are… Practice Exercise Answer Key 1. B 11. A 2. A 12. B 3. A 13. A 4. B 14. B 5. B 15. B 6. B 16. A 7. B 17. B 8. A 18. A 9. B 19. A 10. A 20. B

22 Practice Exercise Evaluation Total Correct Answers 20 Excellent: Go to the Post-Test. 19 Very Good: Review the incorrect answer and go to the Post-Test Good: Review the incorrect answers, consult the module again and then go to the Post-Test. 11 or You Need More Practice: Study the module, less review the rules carefully and do the practice exercises again. When you understand and improve your score, you may go to the Post-Test.

23 Post-Test Select the best answer. __ 1. ____ a letter for you on the table. (A) There is (B) There are __ 2. ____ some excellent seafood restaurants in Salinas. (A) There is (B) There are __ 3. ____ a few people at the doctor’s office. (A) There is (B) There are __ 4. ____ many different animals at the zoo in Mayagüez. (A) There is (B) There are __ 5. ____ one banana left in the fruit basket. (A) There is (B) There are

24 Post-Test __ 6. ____ any messages for you today. (A) There isn’t (B) There aren’t __ 7. ____ a gasoline station nearby. (A) There isn’t (B) There aren’t __ 8. ____ many children in the park. It’s cloudy. (A) There isn’t (B) There aren’t __ 9. ____ 30 days in the month of February. (A) There isn’t (B) There aren’t __10. ____ a mailbox in front of my house. (A) There isn’t (B) There aren’t

25 Post-Test __ 11. ____ confidential documents in the office ? (A) Is there (B) Are there __ 12. ____ a swimming pool in this university ? (A) Is there (B) Are there __ 13. ____ some interesting activities for this weekend ? (A) Is there (B) Are there __ 14. ____ a pen on the counter ? (A) Is there (B) Are there __ 15. ____ a computer at your home ? (A) Is there (B) Are there

26 Post-Test __ 16. Where _____ a photocopying machine ? (A) is there (B) are there Answer: There is a photocopying machine in the library. __ 17. Why _____ many policemen on the roads today ? (A) is there (B) are there Answer: There are many policemen on the roads today because it is a holiday. __ 18. When ____ good sales at K-Mart ? (A) is there (B) are there Answer: There are good sales at K-Mart before Christmas. __ 19. Where _____ “coquis” ? (A) is there (B) are there Answer: There are “coquis” in all Puerto Rico. __ 20. What ____ in the box ? (A) is there (B) are there Answer: There is a puppy in the box.

27 Post-Test Answer Key 1. A 11. B 2. B 12. A 3. B 13. B 4. B 14. A 5. A 15. A 6. B 16. A 7. A 17. B 8. B 18. B 9. B 19. B 10. A 20. A

28 Post-Test Evaluation Total Correct Answers 20 Excellent: Congratulations! You have successfully completed this module. You may work with a different module if necessary. 19 Very Good: Review the incorrect answer. You may work on a different module if necessary Good: Review the incorrect answers, review the areas of difficulty and take the Post-Test again. 11 or You Need More Practice: I recommend that less you review the complete module and take the Post-Test again.

29 Letter to the Student Congratulations ! You have completed this module with the skills There is… and There are… If you still have questions concerning the rules, I advise you to review this module again. If you understand all of the rules and the examples presented, you can work with a different module. Remember you learn by practicing, therefore use the skills There is… and There are… in your daily conversations and written work.


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