To provide practice of with countable and uncountable nouns in the context of food.
To provide practice of common collocations with containers in the context of food
Procedure (42-52 minutes)
I ask students some questions about food. Examples: did you eat your lunch? What do you always eat for lunch, breakfast and dinner? Do you like ready made food or home-made? Why?
I am going to clarify countable and uncountable as they are the most important two words in this lesson. I will use realia; pens as countable and water as uncountable.
First I clarify countable and uncountable. Then students complete the statements with either countable or uncountable.
As an example, I show them coffee and a cup of coffee, tea and a cup of tea. I clarify that tea is uncountable.If it is in in a cup, we can say a tea. By a tea we mean a cup of tea.
I focus students' attention on the information in the margin on quantity expressions.I point out that some of the expressions can be used with both countable and uncountable nouns but that some are specific to one or the other.Then they do the activity.
I point out that chocolate in a block is uncountable but that individual chocolates are uncountable. I point out the the example. Then students do exercise.
Students add the words in the box to column B to make more collocations