TP4 How much/many ..............?
To provide clarification and practice of 'How much / many' in the context of food and drink habits.
To practise less/semi-controlled speaking.
Procedure (31-45 minutes)
Use the survey in Ex1 to start. Ask them,"What's the most popular drink in Egypt?". The answer will probably be 'tea', then ask, "How much tea do you drink every day?". The answers may vary; a lot, a little, I don't drink tea. Introduce the word 'average' through examples like; The average man is about 175 cm tall. I may use the word typical to give a clue. Demonstrate with the class by doing the first one together, eliciting their answer or guess, but without saying if it's true or not. Then let them work in pairs. They can check the answers on page 134.
Using the survey in Ex1, elicit one question with 'How much' and one with 'How many'. Check the meaning of 'How much' using CCQs like; Do British people eat a lot of chocolate? Do you know the quantity of chocolate they eat? Can we answer with numbers only? Drill the full question using the correct intonation. Repeat the same procedures with the How many questions. Now write the sentences on the board, eliciting the grammar words; In blue: How much rice do you eat every day? In red: How much + uncountable noun In blue: How many potatoes do you eat every day? In red: How much + countable noun Give ss time to copy.
Demonstrate practice 1a with the whole class through eliciting the answer for number 1. Then ask ICQs to make sure that they know what are they going to do. Allow the ss to work alone. Monitor. Controlled practice: change the pairs and practise Q/A.
The ss could write their own questions about Egypt. It doesn't matter if they're not 100% correct, just for the idea. One or two questions are enough and they can ask each other.