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A1 level


In this lesson the students will learn about countable and uncountable, some and any in the context of food.


Abc Handout 1
Abc White board
Abc Food flashcards
Abc Handout 2
Abc Handout 3
Abc Walls
Abc Slips of papers (one odd out)

Main Aims

  • The main aim of this lesson is to provide clarification, review and practice of countable and uncountable nouns. The difference between some and any.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To recycle vocabulary words in the context of food.


Warmer (3-4 minutes) • To set the context and engage the students.

Greeting Ss. Ask Ss how they feel. Good, great, happy, super. I write on board 4 words. banana orange onion apple. I circle onion as one odd out. Put Ss into small groups and give them sometime to find and circle one odd out on walls. Ss discuss what the odd word is and circle it. Take w/c fb.

Vocabulary (3-4 minutes) • To raise students' awareness of words related to food

Show pictures and stick them on board. lemon, onion, beef, bean, apple, lamb, tomato, orange, chicken. Ask Ss to come to board and put them under the correct category. meat (lamb, chicken, beef) fruits (lemon, apple, orange) Vegetables (onion, bean, tomato)

Exposure (3-4 minutes) • To get the Ss exposed to countable and uncountable.

Cut the board into two columns and demonstrate one example. I bring down orange picture and say one orange 2 oranges. lemon lemons, bean beans, tomato tomatoes, beef beefs, cross out s, lamb lambs cross out s, chicken chickens cross out s.

Clarification (2-3 minutes) • To provide meaning, form of the target language.

Focus Ss on countable and countable showing that with countable we can count things and add s but with uncountable we can't count and we can't even add s to the noun. clarifying we can also add a/an to countable and some to uncountable.

Controlled Practice (6-8 minutes) • To concept check further and provide practice of the TL.

In groups ask students to look at the picture. I demonstrate the first example. I've got ...... book and ........... comics pointing to the s on the board reminding that some goes with plural countable and uncountable and an /a goes with singular.

Exposure (4-5 minutes) • To get the Ss exposed to some and any.

Eliciting here. To set the context of some and any, draw a picture of cake. We need to make cake for Gizem. What do we need? Look at the fridge. Have we got any eggs? There are some eggs. Have we got any sugar. There is some sugar. Have we got any chocolate? There isn't any chocolate. There's some chocolate. There isn't any

Clarifiction (3-4 minutes) • To clarify meaning and form of some and any

Focus Ss on (some) used in statements pointing at a dot. Point at (any) and circle the question mark.

Freer Practice (8-10 minutes) • To revise students' knowledge of some and any.

Handout Work Book page 37 ex. 4. and 2. Look at the picture and speak what is there and what is not. I will give some delayed error corrections students need to correct.

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