There is/are/was, etc

Exercise 1
Complete the sentences using there + is / are / was / were / has been / have been / will be 

  1. __________ a big earthquake last month.
  2. __________ somebody to help us tomorrow?
  3. __________ ten of us at the meeting yesterday afternoon.
  4. I’m sure __________ yoghurts in the fridge.
  5. __________ a lot of heavy rain recently.
  6. __________ a patisserie round here? I need to get a birthday cake.
  7. I was late for work because __________ so much traffic.
  8. Three years ago __________ quite a big forest fire here.
  9. __________ many people at the party last night?
  10. __________ hundreds of complaints about the company lately.


Exercise 2
Do the same again but this time use negative forms

1. __________ any banks round here. Try in the next town.
2. __________ any rice in the cupboard. Can you go and buy some?
3. Buy the tickets right now. __________ any left  tomorrow.
4. __________ any good films at the cinema recently.
5. We didn’t visit the museum yesterday. __________ enough time.
6.” __________ any cake left?” – “No, it’s all finished, sorry.”
7. The holidays start next week so __________ any more classes until April.
8.  __________ many people at the beach yesterday.


















 

Answers
Exercise 1:

1. There was
2. Will there be
3. There were
4. there are
5. There has been
6. Is there
7. there was
8. there was
9. Were there
10. There have been

Exercise 2

1. There aren’t
2. There isn’t
3. There won’t be
4. There haven’t been
5. There wasn’t
6. Isn’t there
7. there won’t be (or: there aren’t)
8. There weren’t

 

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