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TP6 - Countable and uncountable phrases with 'some' and 'any'
Elementary level


In this lesson, ss will practise countable and uncountable phrases using "some" and "any" in the context of shopping for food. The lesson will start with a short discussion about the picture of a stall in market. This will be followed by a listening for specific information task which will introduce them to the target language. Finally, there will be some controlled practice followed by a speaking activity.


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Main Aims

  • To practise countable and uncountable phrases with "some" and "any" in the context of shopping for food.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To practise speaking through a guided dialogue.
  • To practise listening for specefic information in the context of shopping for food.


Lead-in (2-3 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Show ss the picture of a market stall and ask them to describe what they see (try to make them use "there's" / "there isn't" / "there are" / "there aren't").

Pre-Teaching Vocabulary (1-2 minutes) • Introducing some new vocabulary for the listening activity

Pre-teach: change: / ʧeɪnʤ / (elicit from ss) stallholder: / stɔːlˈhəʊldə / (show picture) trainers: /ˈtreɪnəz / (show picture)

Listening task (specific info) (3-5 minutes) • To practise listening for specific information skill

Give ss instructions for the listening task then give them the listening H/O. Play the tape. Peer check. O/C feedback.

Language clarification (5-8 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Use two examples from the listening dialogue to draw ss' attention to TL. Clarify meaning, form and pronunciation.

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and provide ss with controlled practice of the TL

Give ss clear instructions for the controlled practice task then give them the H/O. Peer check. O/C feedback. (If ss finish the task too fast, give them the second H/O for a more challenging controlled practice).

Speaking activity (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

For the speaking activity, the ss will be given a jumbled dialogue skeleton that they will have to re-order in pairs. Once done, ss will be asked to make a shopping list. Ss practise the dialogue (still in pairs) using their shopping list and the dialogue skeleton to help them. O/C feedback (delayed error correction if possible).

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