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Upper-Intermediate level


Learners study quantifiers together with countable and uncountable words within the context of foods and dietary habits. Through a listening text, the language structure is elicited from learners.


Main Aims

  • In this lesson students will have a better understanding of the use of quantifiers by the help of listening text.

Subsidiary Aims

  • They practice using quantifiers and improve their productive skills


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

In pairs learners discuss their eating habits, healthy or unhealthy dietary habits in general. Then they share their ideas with WC.

Exposure to the language- listening text (3-5 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Following their discussion, students listen to the informative record about food. They are asked to pay their attention to the expressions related to food.

Highlighting (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Learners are given a gap-fill exercise which serves the purpose of practicing the usages of quantifiers as they are used in the text. They share and compare their answers in pairs. Finally, teacher gives the answer key.

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

Learners first find countable and uncountable words in the text. They examine the usage of quantifiers with countable and uncountable words. Students study quantifiers' meaning, form and pronunciation through answering CCQs.By compare and contrast learners figure out their similarities and differences of similar looking sentence structures.

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

With a raised awareness about quantifiers' meaning, form and pronunciation they make their own sentences with given grammar elements. In pair work they share their answers. If more than one combination is possible for countable and uncountable nouns, they discuss meaning differences of each sentence. T checks with CCQs. In another exercise, learners are expected to choose one correct quantifier between two choices to create a meaningful text. Again, sts check answers in pairs. T checks with CCQs and gives feedback.

Semi-Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Learners are asked to write similar sentences for particular events to practice their knowledge of quantifiers and countable-uncountable nouns. They imitate the grammar structure by personalising them. At the same time they improve their productive skills through writing and speaking. After writing sentences, they mingle and share their answers with different people. Teacher monitors, takes notes and when everybody is done, s/he gives WC feedback for common mistakes.

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