Week 5: there is / are, some and any, can, location, rooms and furniture vocabulary

This week we're half-way through the course! There are three grammar lessons, and one vocabulary lesson.

English grammar: there is, there are; some and any

How to say where things are in English

Learn to use can for permission and requests in English

English vocabulary for rooms and furniture

Practice and exercises

There are multiple-choice exercises for the three grammar pages.

Lesson objectives

– use quantifiers (some and any) in affirmative, negative and question forms
– talk about what you can see / what exists with "there is" or "there are" (in affirmative, negative and question forms)
– develop vocabulary to talk about rooms in the house and typical furniture in these rooms
– use prepositions of location to talk about objects (such as furniture) in relation to each other

Related pages

See the grammar pages Some and Any and Prepositions of location and direction for more explanations.

Other useful vocabulary pages for this week are House and garden vocabulary, English vocabulary for the kitchen and English bedroom vocabulary.

In previous weeks of the English course

In Week 1 the grammar lessons cover the verb "to be", and subject / object pronouns and possessives. The vocabulary lesson covers words and phrases to talk about your family. The speaking lesson gives practice in saying hello and introducing yourself.

In Week 2, the grammar lesson is the Present Simple tense. (Question forms are practised further in Week 3.) Week 2 also covers telephone phrases, vocabulary to talk about your job, and giving personal information, such as date of birth and address.

Week 3 also has a grammar lesson on English nouns (singular, plural, countable and uncountable), a vocabulary lesson on talking about your free time, and speaking practice in making a hotel booking in English.

In Week 4, there's a grammar lesson on indefinite and definite articles, a vocabulary lesson on transport vocabulary (with a speaking lesson on buying tickets) and a lesson on being polite in English.

Next week

Week 6 has a shopping theme, with lessons covering this / that, how much / how many etc, and useful phrases (and speaking practice) for going shopping.

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