Vladislav Sheynin Vladislav Sheynin

Countable and Uncountable Nouns, Listening
Pre-Intermediate level


In this lesson, students will learn or relearn the difference between countable and uncountable nouns. They will be able to recall the irregular plural forms of those nouns. This will be followed by a listening section where the students get the gist of the passage. They will then discuss in more depth and relate their own stories to the materials in the passage.


Abc Inside Out Pre- Intermediate SB

Main Aims

  • To give students exposure and practice of countable and uncountable nouns.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To give students practice in listening for gist and detail.


Engager (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

-Teacher greets students, refers back to the previous lesson to set the stage by asking the students if they enjoyed the previous lesson and if they understood it.

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

- Teacher refers to students' previous lesson and follows up with reminder of previous topic involving places. - Teacher asks "Do you recall speaking about places?" Following this, show the students the picture on page 10. - Have the students discuss what the purpose of the pictures are among each other and what the pictures represent.

Highlighting (5-7 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

- Ask the students if they know what countable and uncountable nouns are and put them in a group to give examples.

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

If the students have trouble understanding or knowing what countable and uncountable nouns are, explain in more detail. Give them scenarios for when they would use countable nouns and when they would use uncountable nouns.

Listening and checking with grammar (12-10 minutes) • To listen to a recording and provide gist for the students as well as eliciting the use of the

-Have the students listen to the passage several times if necessary. - Engage them with the questions from the workbook, having them cover the tapescript. - Correct and discuss any grammar questions or problems within the text

Discussing Section (4-6 minutes) • To provide students with free speaking where they can freely communicate their ideas and thoughts on the topic

-Teacher engages students with questions about the place that they loved the most - Set in groups to discuss what the greatest place in the world is. -Keep students engaged and elicit the use of their imagination

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