“There is” / “There are” Speaking Activity Conversation Questions.

This speaking activity is designed to practise the use of there is and there are in positive and negative sentences and questions. This exercise is part of a lesson on there is and there are. There are more exercises for this topic here. This lesson is part of a complete free elementary English course.

Conversation Questions

Ask and answer these questions in pairs or groups. Try to make a conversation based on each question, don’t just answer with short responses, give details where possible.

  • What is there in the room that you are in now? Describe the room and its contents using “there is ” and “there are”.
  • How many cameras are there on your phone? How many apps are there on your phone? How many photos are there on your mobile phone?
  • Describe your bedroom using there is and there are.
    • Example: In the middle of my bedroom there is a large bed. There are two bedside tables next to the bed. There are lights and some books on the bedside tables. There is a wardrobe and there are some drawers. There isn’t a carpet or a rug. There are tiles on the floor. There aren’t any pictures on the walls. There are two doors that open onto a balcony.
  • Describe your kitchen using there is and there are. What objects are there in your kitchen?
  • Describe what you see when you look out of your window.
  • Describe a famous building using there is and there are.
  • What do you have in your bag? Answer using “there is” and “there are”.
  • What is in your fridge? Answer with “there is” and “there are”.
  • Describe your neighbourhood (the area where you live) using “there is” and “there are.”
  • Describe your city using “there is” and “there are”.
  • Describe the geography of your country using there is and there are. Are there any mountains, lakes, beaches, cities etc…
  • take it in turns to describe the pictures below using “there is” and “there are”. For extra details about how to describe photos and pictures, check out this lesson on describing photos and pictures.

If you want to practise describing more images, try PEXELS.