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TEACHER’S NOTES

ESL / EFL RESOURCES Where am I?

Activity Type Introduction


Writing, listening and In this fun activity, students play a game where they ask 'Is/Are
speaking activity there...?' questions in order to find out where they are.

Procedure
Language Focus
Divide the class into groups of eight.
'Is/Are there...?'
questions and short
Give each student a copy of the question card.
answers

Places Go through how to form questions with 'Is/Are there...?'

Tell the students that you are going to stick a picture on each
Aim student's back. Explain that the picture shows where the student
is.
To ask 'Is/Are there...?'
questions in order to find The students' task is to ask questions in order to find out what
out where you are. place is stuck on their back.

Ask the students to complete the eight 'Is/Are there...?' questions


Preparation on the card. Explain that the questions should help them decide
Make one copy of the where they are.
picture cards and two
copies of the question When the students have finished writing, stick a picture on each
cards for each group of student’s back.
eight. Cut the cards out
as indicated. You will also Next, divide each group into four pairs.
need to prepare some
sellotape. Each student looks at the picture on their partner’s back.

The students then take it in turns to ask the questions on their


Level card to their partner to find out where they are.

Elementary The students listen to their partner's answers and mark them on
the card.
Time When the students have asked all the questions, they write where
20 minutes they think they are at the bottom of the card.

The students then see if they were right or wrong by taking the
picture off their back.

As an extension, redistribute the pictures and have the students


repeat the activity with a new partner.

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THERE IS / THERE ARE

ESL / EFL RESOURCES Where am I?

Place cards (3 sets)

at a waterfall at a museum on a mountain at a campsite

in a city in a cinema on a boat at the beach

at a waterfall at a museum on a mountain at a campsite

in a city in a cinema on a boat at the beach

at a waterfall at a museum on a mountain at a campsite

in a city in a cinema on a boat at the beach

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THERE IS / THERE ARE

ESL / EFL RESOURCES Where am I?

Question cards

Where am I? Where am I?

Is there ................................................? Is there ................................................?


Yes, there is. / No, there isn't. Yes, there is. / No, there isn't.
Are there ..............................................? Are there ..............................................?
Yes, there are. / No, there aren't. Yes, there are. / No, there aren't.
Is there ................................................? Is there ................................................?
Yes, there is. / No, there isn't. Yes, there is. / No, there isn't.
Are there ..............................................? Are there ..............................................?
Yes, there are. / No, there aren't. Yes, there are. / No, there aren't.
Is there ................................................? Is there ................................................?
Yes, there is. / No, there isn't. Yes, there is. / No, there isn't.
Are there ..............................................? Are there ..............................................?
Yes, there are. / No, there aren't. Yes, there are. / No, there aren't.
Is there ................................................? Is there ................................................?
Yes, there is. / No, there isn't. Yes, there is. / No, there isn't.
Are there ..............................................? Are there ..............................................?
Yes, there are. / No, there aren't. Yes, there are. / No, there aren't.
I think I am ............................................ I think I am ............................................

Where am I? Where am I?

Is there ................................................? Is there ................................................?


Yes, there is. / No, there isn't. Yes, there is. / No, there isn't.
Are there ..............................................? Are there ..............................................?
Yes, there are. / No, there aren't. Yes, there are. / No, there aren't.
Is there ................................................? Is there ................................................?
Yes, there is. / No, there isn't. Yes, there is. / No, there isn't.
Are there ..............................................? Are there ..............................................?
Yes, there are. / No, there aren't. Yes, there are. / No, there aren't.
Is there ................................................? Is there ................................................?
Yes, there is. / No, there isn't. Yes, there is. / No, there isn't.
Are there ..............................................? Are there ..............................................?
Yes, there are. / No, there aren't. Yes, there are. / No, there aren't.
Is there ................................................? Is there ................................................?
Yes, there is. / No, there isn't. Yes, there is. / No, there isn't.
Are there ..............................................? Are there ..............................................?
Yes, there are. / No, there aren't. Yes, there are. / No, there aren't.
I think I am ............................................ I think I am ............................................

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