A. Look at the picture for one minute, then cover it. If the things in the box were in the picture, write sentences in your notebook beginning There’s … / There are some … . If the things were not in the picture, write sentences beginning There isn’t … / There aren’t any … .
books boxes clock computer door lamp
people pictures telephone windows
Examples: There aren’t any windows. There’s a door.
Any order possible:
3 There are some books.
4 There are some boxes.
5 There isn’t a clock.
6 There’s a computer.
7 There isn’t a lamp.
8 There aren’t any people.
9 There aren’t any pictures.
10 There’s a telephone.
B. Underline the correct option.
1 I’m happy. There’s / It’s Friday and I love Fridays.
2 There isn’t / It isn’t a lesson today.
3 There is / It is white bread if you don’t like brown bread.
4 Is there / it five o’clock already?
5 I like Norwich. There’s / It’s a great city.
6 There / It is next to the bank.
7 Listen, there is / it is something I need to tell you.
8 Here’s a letter. There’s / It’s for you.
9 There isn’t / It isn’t my book.
10 Oh no! Is there / it closed?
11 Is there / it any more news?
2 There isn’t 3 There is 4 it
5 It’s 6 It 7 there is 8 It’s 9 It isn’t
10 it 11 there
C. Put the words in the correct order and add there or it and was or were.
1 you / to / a / next / pen
There was a pen next to you.
2 birthday / my / yesterday
3 you / to / see / lovely / again
4 of / a / people / lot
5 in / once / bears / England
6 time / bed / for / almost
7 bottle / the / in / water / some
8 long / three / kilometres
2 It was my birthday yesterday.
3 It was lovely to see you again.
4 There were a lot of people.
5 (Once) there were (once) bears in England (once).
6 It was almost time for bed.
7 There was some water in the bottle.
8 It was three kilometres long.
D. Complete the text with the correct forms of there + be and it + be. (Some are negatives.)
The Three Sisters is a famous play by Anton Chekhov. 1……It isn’t…… a small book but 2……………. very famous. 3……………. three sisters. They live in a boring town at the beginning of the 20th century. 4……………. nothing to do in this town. They want to live in Moscow because 5……………. the capital. 6……………. more opportunities in Moscow. However, 7……………. a long way to Moscow and 8……………. many trains. 9……………. easy to move from a small town to the capital. So, the sisters never go to Moscow. The Three Sisters is a classic play and 10……………. translations into many languages.
2 it is (it’s) 3 There are 4 There is (There’s)
5 it is (it’s) 6 There are 7 it is (it’s)
8 there are not (aren’t) 9 It is not (isn’t / ‘s not)
10 there are
E. In your notebook, write two sentences about each item in the left-hand column using words in the right-hand column. One sentence should begin There’s … and one sentence should begin It’s … .
a good programme
a text message
on the website
at the bus stop
in the wall
Example: There’s a door in the wall. It’s open.
2 There’s some information on the website. It’s really interesting.
3 There’s a text message from Susie. It’s for you.
4 There’s a bus at the bus stop. It’s very late!
5 There’s a good programme on television. It’s really funny!
F. Circle the correct option.
1 …………… a lot of information on the website.
a There are b There’s c It’s
2 I like our library. …………… very good and there are a lot of useful books.
a Its b There’s c It’s
3 …………… very cold in our library.
a There’s b It’s c Is
4 There …………… any colour pictures in the book.
a isn’t b hasn’t c aren’t
5 A: Is there a copy in the library? B: Yes, …………… .
a there is b there’s c it is
1 b 2 c 3 b 4 c 5 a
- English Grammar Exercises for A1 A2 – Word order
- English Grammar Exercises for A1 A2 – Both, either, neither
- English Grammar Exercises for A1 A2 – Time and sequence adverbs: first, then, afterwards
- English Grammar Exercises for A1 A2 – Linking words: and, but, or, so, because
- English Grammar Exercises for A1 A2 – Defining relative clauses
- English Grammar Exercises for A1 A2 – Say and tell