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Grammar and Vocabulary
Upper-Intermediate level


In this lesson, Ss will discuss their opinions about the usage of quantifiers through an appropriate context chosen. The lesson starts with a discussion about a food fact related to the text they will be given as a reading context material. Ss are expected to brainstorm as whole class for the lead-in part. Since the approach of the lesson is Test-Teach-Test, the Ss will be evaluated on their knowledge about quantifiers. At the beginning of the lesson, before beginning the actual teaching, the Ss' needs will be evaluated and then the teacher will find out what they know and what they do not know. From there, the lesson will be modified according to Ss' needs and identified by eliciting.


Main Aims

  • To provide general information about quantifiers to review Ss' knowledge through an appropriate context of grammar.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide vocabulary in the context of quantifiers


Lead-in/Test (diagnostic) (5-6 minutes) • To generate interest in the context of the lesson-To test Ss' current knowledge of and ability to use the language and identify what the issues are

Introduce the topic "Food Facts" and Ss understand quantifiers by eliciting a few examples. Do not pre-teach any of the quantifiers given in the box. (ex.1 pg.80). Put Ss into pairs to complete the gaps, then play the recording T7.5 to check answers. Ask Ss whether they think the expert's advice is good or not. (Do not spend more than 1 minute on discussion. Move on the topic as fast as you can.) Use tape script of the recording on pg.168/SB for FB.

Teach (clarifying) (18-20 minutes) • To clarify issues Ss had with meaning so learners understand it better - To clarify issues Ss had with pronunciation so they know how to say it better - To clarify issues with form so that learners know how to construct it better

Underline the food mentioned in the text. Elicit a few examples about countable and uncountable nouns. Put Ss into pairs to find countable and uncountable nouns of the foods in the text and to discuss in pairs about which quantifiers are used with countable nouns(C), uncountable nouns(U) or both(B). Here, write down the countable and uncountable nouns which Ss find from the text on to the board. Draw Ss' attention on the differences in meanings between the four pairs of sentences will be used as model sentences. Give Ss a few minutes to discuss the sentences and go through the answers with class. Then have Ss make twelve sentences that are true for them according to the Practice 1 pg.80 exercise. Ss decide on their sentences individually and then compare answers with a partner. Encourage Ss to ask their partners more information.

Test (controlled practice) (8-9 minutes) • To provide controlled written/oral practice focused on using the language accurately - To test what Ss have learned from the teach stage

Introduce the text by asking Ss what kind of person it is written for through the title. Then ask them to read the text alone quickly ignoring the alternatives a-j and decide if it is good advice for a "lazy cook". Put Ss into pairs to discuss the text each other for one minute. Let Ss complete the activity 2 in pairs. Check answers as WC and elicit explanations.

Freer practice (9-10 minutes) • To provide freer oral/written practice and use the language productively - To test what Ss have learned from the teach stage

Put Ss into pairs and have them write an advice sheet about one of the topics given in ex.3. Monitor the class providing any vocabulary they need. When they have finished, ask them to present their list to the class.

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