~ Contents ~ Vocabulary ~ Topic 2 ~ Home and Furniture ~

Section One: Structure ~ There is and There are ~



There” is a grammatical marker. Think of it as a signal (like a street sign).

It has no meaning but points to a noun that exists in a certain place.


This grammar may or may not be a part of your own language system.


Singular case: There is a movie poster on my bedroom wall.

Plural case: There are ten plants in my living room.


Remember that every language has a unique structure and vocabulary.

Some elements are the same, and others are different from your native language.


Discussion questions:


1) Is there a ____?____ restaurant near your home? Tell your experience.


2) Are there many children in your neighborhood? Are they noisy?


3) How many members are there in your family? Describe one?


4) How much food is there in your fridge? Describe some items.


5) Are there many shoes/clothes in your closet? How many do you wear?


6) Is there a balcony, utility room, or study (room) in your home? Describe.


7) Are there many windows or lamps in your home? Is your home bright?


8) Are there any books in your home now? 10 years ago? Describe them.


9) Are there any neighbors you like or dislike? Tell about them.


10) Is there a favorite piece of furniture/art in your home? Describe it.

Links:   1) Thesaurus    2) Vocabulary    3) Dictionary    4) Urban Dictionary    5) Word Origins   

Section Two: Vocabulary Self Study ~ Home and Furniture ~

TLW ~ Pre to Intermediate ~ Lesson 2

~ Section Three: Matching Q and A ~


~ Match the questions with the answers


 ~ Discuss your choices:


1) How many bedrooms are there in

your home? Do they have closets?


2) Do you have a coffee table? What do

you use it for?


3) Is there an entryway in your home?

What does it look like?


4) Is there anything on your walls?

Describe the things on your walls.


5) Are there any books, magazines,

or newspapers? Where are they?


6) Do you have a collection? Where is it?Describe it.


7) What is your favorite place in your

home? Why do you like it?


A) Yes. there are many photos, a few posters, and some dried flowers.


B) Yes. I usually put my feet on it when

I watch TV.


C) Sure. They are always scattered around

my apartment. Here and there.


D) That’s easy. I love my deck. I have a small

garden there.


E) Yes. It’s small. We have a cabinet for shoes

and things.


F) Yes. I have many seashells on display in my living room.


G) Only two: one big and one medium-sized. Both of them have wardrobes.




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How to Make a Lesson ~ Procedures ~


1) In section one , briefly talk about the structure, then take turns asking and answering the questions.


2) Next, create new questions using the structure and/or the vocabulary list in section two.


3) After that, match the questions and answers in the third section. Explain and discuss your choices.


4) Finally, select and answer any of these questions in your own way/from your own experiences.


5) Take fair turns. Include as many students as possible. Create your own questions from any source.