Grammar and Vocabulary
To provide general information about quantifiers to review Ss' knowledge through an appropriate context of grammar.
To provide vocabulary in the context of quantifiers
Procedure (40-45 minutes)
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.
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.
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.
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.