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Is there a huge natural attraction in the US?
Yes, there is. Located in northern Arizona, the Grand Canyon is known throughout the world for its size and colorful landscape. Measuring over 270 miles long up to 19 miles wide and a mile deep, the canyon’s walls contain rock layers that reveal a timeline of Earth’s history. It has been a locale for human use and occupation for millennia, with ruins and artifacts from inhabitants dating back nearly 12,000 years. In the early 1800s, trappers and expeditions sent by the US government began to explore and map the canyon. It was first afforded Federal protection in 1893 as a Forest Reserve and later a National Monument, achieving National Park status in 1919.
Grand Canyon. Retrieved October, 2016 from http://www.history.com/topics/grand-canyon
Getting started: Grand Canyon's dimension
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Over 270 miles long, up to 18 miles wide and a mile deep, the Grand Canyon is known throughout the world for its overwhelming size and its intricate and colorful landscape. Located in northern Arizona, the majestic vista is geologically important because the layers of ancient rocks so beautifully preserved and exposed in the walls of the canyon reveal a timeline of Earth’s history.
Grand Canyon. Retrieved October, 2016 from: http://www.history.com/topics/grand-canyon
Grand Canyon's overwhelming size
1. There is a 270 miles long natural
2. There is an intricate and
3. There is a majestic geologically
4. There are beautifully preserved
Let’s learn how to use Is there and Are there.
Instructions: Look at the following information about Is there and Are there to make questions about existence:
We use Is there and Are there to make questions about existence.
Is there for singular questions. Example: Is there a national attraction in Arizona?
Are there for plural statements. Example: Are there any rivers near the Grand Canyon?
Look at the word order in the interrogative form with Is there and Are there:
Yes, there is.
No, there isn’t.
Yes, there are.
No, there aren’t.
Instructions: Make questions with the following prompts.
Instructions: Write sentences with Are there and the following words:
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Instructions: Choose the right option (Is there or Are there) in the following text.
1. Is there/Are there maps of the Grand Canyon?
2. Is there/Are there a Forest Reserve?
3. Is there/Are there a National Monument?
4. Is there/Are there a National Park Service?
5. Is there/Are there 5 million visitors to the Grand Canyon each year?