Food you like!


By the end of this lesson SS will have practised countable and uncountable phrases using some and any in the context of shopping for food.



Main Aims

  • To provide practice of countable and uncountable phrases using some and any

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide specific information listening practice using a text about shopping at the market in the context of food


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

Display pictures of market and elicit from ss: What they see

Test #1 (5-5 minutes) • To gauge students' prior knowledge of the target language

Play audio (noise from the market) Elicit from ss what expressions they might hear at the market when shopping Write ss expressions on the W/B.

Revising many/much/some/any (12-12 minutes) • To rervise and practise speaking using quantifiers

Ss work in pairs to describe a picture of a market booth: There is/ there isn't/ there are/ there aren't +many/some/any/much Elicit examples of sentences from ss. Highlight rules on the W/B Some+ count/uncount nouns/ any+ count/uncount nouns (questions or negatives) many +count nouns (affirmative, negative) <There are many/ There aren't many much+uncount nouns (affirmative, negative) <There is much/ There isn't much

Speaking practice (10-10 minutes) • To provide Ss with an opportunity to use TL in dialogues

Demo activity: Ss sit back to back and ask their partners about the items they have in their shopping list so as to have completed ones. Is there any/Are there any/ How much/ How many

Listening for specific information (5-5 minutes) • Practise listening for specific information in the context of shopping for food.

Ss listen and tick items in a list. Check in pairs.

Freer speaking (7-7 minutes) • Practise speaking in the context of shopping for food at the market.

Ss take it in turns to be the shopper and then the seller. They practise using count and uncount phrases.

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