Countable & uncountable nouns, some & any
To provide the rules and explanation about countable and uncountable nouns as well as the determiners, some and any.
To practice speaking fluency
Procedure (44-49 minutes)
I tell SS a story about a dish that I had at a Turkish restaurant. I give them a hand-out (I ask them to fold it and look at only the left side) which has the ingredients and in pairs they should guess what the dish was. I have depicted "drill", "cumin" and "cloves of garlic". I write the answers on the WB.
I ask SS to unfold the hand-out and answer the first 3 questions with regard to the ingredients. Then after checking the answers, I want them to answer the fill-in gap exercise and find the difference between countable and uncountable nouns (in each stage, I want SS to check the answers in groups).Then, by looking at 8 sentences, they should fill in gaps and find the rule about "some" and "any". Feedback will be given.
SS do ex. 1 which is about countable and uncountable nouns. They check the answers in pairs. Instruction will be set-up clearly. SS will do ex. 2 and then they check the answers in groups. Feedback will be given and they do the gap-fill exercise on p. 135.
I'll set up the ex.1 clearly and I'll mention that they shouldn't write whole sentences. I'll give them time to make notes. Then, for part 2, I'll change the groups to make SS interact with different people. SS should tell their story for their partner. Meanwhile, I am monitoring them.
I'll ask SS the following questions. Did anyone have the same dish as their partner? Did anyone hear about a new dish they would like to try?