There is/ There are- How many board game Move around the board by getting your partner to say numbers up to ten. beds
in this building chairs
Ask a “How many… are there...?” question using the words or on the topic in the square that you are on, e.g. “How many beds are there in your house?” for “beds”, “How many pets are there in your family?”, for “pets”, “How many coins are there in your bag?” for “in… bag”, or “How many plates are there in your kitchen?” for “topic: cutlery”. Your partner will answer with a full sentence such as “There are three beds in my house”, “There is only one pet in my family”, “There are about 20 coins in my bag”, or “There are no plates in my kitchen but there are many plates in the dining room”. You can then move the number that your partner said in that answer, unless the number is over 10, in which case you can’t move. If you partner says “There are no…”, you also can’t move. If you can’t move, you have to try again with the same task when it is next your turn.
topic: clothes in this country topic: crockery cupboards topic: cutlery duvets in… dining room topic: electronics in… hall/ corridor in… home
Move anti-clockwise round and round the board until your teacher stops the game. The person who is ahead at that time is the winner.
jars of in… kitchen
START in this area
in… wardrobe towels topic: sports equipment topic: furniture topic: food in this street stools topic: shops in this school in this room posters in… pockets pets pictures
in… living room
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