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23. There and it

- Practice

A There + be (1)

Look at the pictures and comment on what you see. Use these words: a balloon, some boxes, the car, a dinosaur, an elephant, some flowers, the garden, her hat, the sky, the water

  • There's a dinosaur in the water.
  • There are some flowers on her hat.

1. _____________________________
2._______________________________
3. ______________________________


B There + be (1)

Put in there and a form of be, e.g. is, are, was, have been or will be.

  • Victor: Are there any restaurants here that open on a Sunday?

Rachel: There's a cafe in the High Street which is open for lunch.
1. Alan: ____________ a train at twelve thirty, isn't there? Let's catch that one.
Mark: OK. ___________ time to finish our discussion on the train.
2. Vicky: What's happened? Why _________so many police cars here?
Daniel: __________ a hold-up at the bank.
3. Tom: Last night _____________ a party next door. I couldn't get to sleep.
Melanie: ___________ must _______________ a lot of people there.

C Uses of it (2)

Rewrite the sentences in brackets using it.

  • We sometimes go surfing. (Surfing is really good fun.) It's really good fun.

1. I bought a shirt in the market. (The shirt was very cheap.) ________________
2. Someone rang. (The caller was Vicky.) ____________________
3. Our heating is out of order. (The situation is a nuisance.) _________________
4. I've left my coat at home. (The weather is very warm.) ___________________
5. Don't lose your credit card. (To keep it somewhere safe is important.) _____________

D There or it? (3)

Put in there or it.

  • Is it the fifteenth today? - No, the sixteenth.

1. The road is closed. ____________'s been an accident.
2. Take a taxi. __________ 's a long way to the station.
3. __________ was a motor bike outside. ___________ looked very expensive.
4. Will _________ be any delays because of the strike? - Well, __________ would be a good idea to ring the airline and check.
5. ___________ was wet, and _________ was a cold east wind. __________was after midnight, and ___________ were few people on the streets.

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