Pouyan Pouyan

Count & Uncaount
A2 level


Abc answer key
Abc hand out

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of Countable & Uncountable Nouns in the context of Shopping

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide practice of language used for Shopping in the context of Shopping
  • To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of Shopping


Warmer/Lead-in (4-6 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

*What do you buy each week? *In groups,write on the back of HOs. *Ask them to read some of their items.(write them on two columns with no title) *What questions do you and the shopkeeper ask from each other when you are shopping? (Elicit how much & how many, write it on the board)

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a situation

*Can we count -----? (words elicited from previous activity) *Ask them to give a title to the columns.(elicit count and uncountable) *Explain counts can be plural.uncounts can't.(ccq:can I say apples?rices?cheeses?#breads?peaches?yes no no no yes) *in some languages bread is countable (needs explanation) *Explain much and many in questions.ccq(can we say how much bananas?can we say how many breads?no no) *Ask "how much rice do you need?how many bananas do you want? " (elicit 'some' and 'a lot of')(ccq:can we use them for both count and uncount? Yes)

Controlled Practice (5-7 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

*Turn the HOs. *In groups/answer the whole page. *put the answer key on the board.

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

*Talk in pairs (1shopkeeper and 1customer) *Check for errors. *Write them on the board. *Ask pairs to say why they are wrong and what's the correct form?

Free Practice (10-12 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

*Divide the class in 2 (shopkeepers and costumers) *Create a shopping list.(costumers) *Create a list of what you have. GO SHOPPING.

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