Lesson 5. Where do they live?
I wonder where they live…
Today Ayli visits one of her friends. Let’s remember the names of furniture
Read the following text. Then do the exercise.
There are many small flats in Japan. A flat of 25 square metres is a usual thing in this country. As you can guess, there is only one room in such a small flat. People use this room as a bedroom, a living room and a dining room. There is a small kitchen and a bathroom in this flat. If you’re lucky, there is also a balcony. There are not many things in the flat, but people have everything that they need for a comfortable life. Surprisingly, it’s expensive to pay for such a small flat.
Are there any small flats in your country?
There is / There are
Use there is / there are to describe the place or location of something.
Look at the pictures and say what things you can see there.
|There is + a + singular noun + place:||There isn’t + a + singular noun + place.||Is there + a + singular noun + place?|
|There is a small kitten in the kitchen.||There isn’t a sofa in his room.||Is there a garden in your town?|
|There are + (many, two, three, etc.) + plural noun + place:||There aren’t + (any, many, two, three, etc.) + plural noun + place.||Are there + (any, many, two, three, etc.) + plural noun + place?|
|There are many little kittens in the kitchen.||There aren’t any sofas in his house.||Are there any gardens in your town?|
Mind that you have to use “there is” if the first noun is singular. E.g.: There is a kitchen and a dining room in this house.
Choose the right option. Pay attention to the context.
Look at the pictures and describe what you see. Use there is / there are to complete the task. The following questions can help you:
- What is this? (E.g: This is a living room / This is a cafe / This is an office)
- Are there many things in the room? (E.g.: There are many / there aren’t many things in the room)
- What things are there in the room? (E.g.: There are two chairs in the room / There is a chair in the room)