Mahmoud Abdelfattah Mahmoud Ali Elshahrour Mahmoud Abdelfattah Mahmoud Ali Elshahrour

TP: 3B
B1 level


In this lesson, students learn more about countable and uncountable nouns. They learn that uncountable nouns can be countable depending on the context. Students get an idea about nouns and quantity expressions. They are exposed to to food container and collocations with them. This will be done ore through different interaction patterns. There are some controlled practices.


Abc Handouts

Main Aims

  • To provide practice of with countable and uncountable nouns in the context of food.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice of common collocations with containers in the context of food


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

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?

Useful Language (8-10 minutes) • To highlight and clarify useful language for coming productive tasks

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.

Activity 1 SB 41 (7-8 minutes) • To a/an and numbers with countable nouns only.

First I clarify countable and uncountable. Then students complete the statements with either countable or uncountable.

Activity 2 SB 41 (8-10 minutes) • To use uncountable noun as countable depending on the context.

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.

Activity 3 SB 41 (6-7 minutes) • To learn nouns and quantity expressions.

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.

Vocabulary #1 SB 41 (5-6 minutes) • To use common collocations food containers.

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.

Vocabulary #2 SB 41 (5-6 minutes) • to learn more collocations.

Students add the words in the box to column B to make more collocations

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