English Grammar Exercises for A1 – there is / there are; some and any

1. Choose There’s or There are to complete the sentences. Are the sentences true or false for you? Correct the false sentences.

1  There’sThere are four people in home.

  True / False _________

At school, there’sthereare a gym.

  True / False _________

3  There’sThereare a swimming pool in town.

  True / False _________

4  There’sThereare six letters in first name.

  True / False _________

5  There’sThereare a lot of shops in town.

  True / False _________

6  There’sThereare a beach near house.

      True / False _________

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1 There are (Students’ own answers)

2 There’s (Students’ own answers)

3 There’s (Students’ own answers)

There are (Students’ own answers)

5 There are (Students’ own answers)

There’s (Students’ own answers)

2. Complete the sentences with some or any.

We haven’t got __________ milk for the cereal.

I don’t want __________ lettuce in sandwiches.

We need __________ olives for this recipe.

Please buy __________ mushrooms at the supermarket.

I can’t see __________ prawns in the fridge.

Have we got __________ large tomatoes?

Have __________ rice with your chicken.

Are we having __________ fish at the barbecue?

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1 any   2 any   3 some   4 some   5 any   6 any

7 some   8 any

3. Make the sentences negative. Be careful with some and any.

1 There’s some chicken in the fridge.

      There isn’t any chicken in the fridge.

2 I want some prawns on pizza.

  ________.

3 I’m eating some melon with breakfast.

  ________.

4 There’s a pineapple on the table.

  ________.

5 There are some tomatoes in the shopping bag.

  ________.

6 I want an egg for breakfast.

  ________.

7 I’ve got some apples.

  ________.

8 There are some sandwiches for your friends.

     ________.

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2 I don’t want any prawns on pizza.

3 I’m not eating any melon with breakfast.

4 There isn’t a pineapple on the table.

5 There aren’t any tomatoes in the shopping bag.

6 I don’t want an egg for breakfast.

7 I haven’t got any apples.

8 There aren’t any sandwiches for your friends.

4. Put the words in the correct order to make questions. Then look at the picture above and write short answers.

is / fish / any / there

     Is there any fish?

     Yes, there is.

sandwiches / there / any / are

 ________?

 ________

are / mushrooms / any / there

 ________?

 ________

a / is / chicken / there

 ________?

 ________

is / pineapple / there / a

 ________?

 ________

prawns / there / any / are

 ________?

     ________

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Are there any sandwiches? Yes, there are.

3 Are there any mushrooms? No, there aren’t.

4 Is there a chicken? No, there isn’t.

Is there a pineapple? Yes, there is.

Are there any prawns? Yes, there are.

5. Complete the questions about your English classroom. Use the interrogative form of there is/are and any or a / an. Then write short answers.

1 Are there any windows?

 Yes, there are. / No, there aren’t.

2 _________ bin in the room?

 ____________

3 _________ whiteboard?

 ____________

4 _________ shelves on the walls?

 ____________

5 _________ table for the teacher?

 ____________

6 _________ cupboards?

 ____________

7 _________ computer?

______________

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2 Is there a bin in the room? Yes, there is./No, there isn’t.

3 Is there a whiteboard? Yes, there is./No, there isn’t.

4 Are there any shelves on the walls? Yes, there are./No, there aren’t.

5 Is there a table for the teacher? Yes, there is./No, there isn’t.

6 Are there any cupboards? Yes, there are./No, there aren’t.

Is there a computer? Yes, there is./No, there isn’t.

6. Complete the sentences with the correct form of there is or there are (affirmative, negative or interrogative).

1 _________ a jacket on the chair. Is it yours?

2 _________ any people in the café.

3 _________ any meat in this pie?

4 _________ a Japanese restaurant here, so we can’t have sushi.

5 _________ any apples on the tree?

6 _________ any sugar in tea.

7 _________ a dishwasher in the flat?

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1 any   2 a   3 any   4 any   5 an   6 some   7 any

7. Complete the dialogue with a, an, some or any.

Alice  We need to go shopping. Let’s make a list.

Tania OK. Here’s a pen. You can write.

Alice  Perfect. So, have we got 1 _______ fruit?

Tania There’s 2 _______ pineapple in the fridge, but we haven’t got 3 _______ oranges.

Alice  Right. Have we got 4 _______ vegetables?

Tania We’ve got a lettuce, some tomatoes and a cucumber. Oh and there’s 5 _______ onion.

Alice  OK. What about rice and pasta?

Tania We’ve got 6 _______ pasta, but there isn’t 7 _______ rice.

Alice  Right. What else?

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1 many   2 How much   3 a few   4 a lot of   5 a little

6 How many   7 much