Verb There To Be

Ícone iDevice Comic Strip
Read the comic strip above.

Read the second baloon. "There's" is the contracted form of "There is" and it means "existe, há".

a) Can you translate the "old expression" in the third balloon? "Look like" means " parecer".

b) The duck pretends to be other animals. What kind of animals?



Em inglês, o verbo haver ou existir é formado por:
there is   +  singular : There is a TV.
there are +  plural :    There are books.


  Affirmative Negative Interrogative Short Answers
Singular There is...

There is not...

There isn't.

Is there...?
Yes, there is.
No, there isn't.
Plural There are
There are not...
There aren't...
Are there ...?
Yes, there are
No, there aren't.


Look at this untidy bedroom. Is it like yours?


There is a bed and there is a chair.
There is a blue knapsack on the chair.
There are some clothes on the floor and there is a pair of shoes near the chair.
There is a computer on the desk,there are CDs, DVDs and books on the shelves.
There is a television on the tv stand but there isn´t a CD player.
There is a blue bowl on the desk but there aren´t any glasses or plates.
Are there skate boards? No, there aren´t.
Is there a book on the bed? Yes, there is.



A Beautiful Living Room
Ícone iDevice Look at the living room above
Read the sentences below and fill in the gaps with: there is /there are/ there isn't / there aren't.
a) a coffee table and candles on the table.
b) a fireplace and a beautiful mirror on the wall.
c) vases with red flowers on the fireplace
d) DVD players or CD players in this room.
d) a couch but armchairs.
e) a big Christmas tree near the fireplace.

Ícone iDevice What about Teresópolis?
Let's talk about Teresópolis. Answer using Yes, there is / No, there isn't / Yes, there are / No, there aren't

a) Are there beaches in Teresópolis?
b) Is there a National Park?
c) Is there a lot of pollution?
d) Are there malls (shopping centers)?
e) Is there too much violence?
f) Are there cinemas?

 Your attention, please!

Em português informal, usa-se o verbo ter com o sentido de existir.Fala-se, por exemplo:"  Tem muito trânsito no Rio", "Tinha muita gente na festa." Nessas frases, ele é impessoal, não tem sujeito e equivale ao verbo haver.

Em inglês, o verbo HAVE ( ter) não é usado nesse sentido. Para isso usa-se "there is" ou "there are". O verbo HAVE é sempre  pessoal, ou seja, tem sujeito e se conjuga assim no Presente, forma afirmativa.

I / You / We / They   have                  He /She/ It    has


I have  a big family. 

He has a  new car.