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Grammar, countable/uncountable nouns
Elementary level


In This lesson, students will learn about countable and uncountable nouns in the context of making food. The lesson starts with talking about a person who wants to cook and needs ingredients for that. This will be followed by some semi controlled practices and a freer practice in the end.


Abc cut up cards
Abc HO for listening
Abc HO, book Ex.

Main Aims

  • To provide clarification, controlled and freer practice of Countable/Uncountable nouns in the context of food

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide scan reading practice using a text about food


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

- T draws the pictures of a boy and a girl - T explains that the boy is in love with the girl and wants to invite the girl for dinner, he wants to cook Menemen for her so he needs ingredients. -T elicits the meaning of ingredient from Ss.

Exposure (5-7 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through the story of this boy

- T gives a recipe to Ss. - T divides the board into two parts as "a/an/number" and "some" - T asks students to talk about the ingredients. - T puts the ingredients in the right place by asking students.

Highlighting (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language which is Countable/Uncountable noun

- T elicits the list of ingredients - While students are coming up with the ingredients, the teacher uses "How much" and "How many" in order to make students familiar with the question type. - T put the numbers of ingredients and 'a', 'an', 'some' in another color

Clarification (10-13 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

- CCQs for each item i.e: Do you know how much/ how many? Can we put numbers in front of them? Can we count them? - T clarifies the TL - T projects the pictures of those nouns that can be used as C or UC i:e tea,cofee - T writes one marker sentence on the board. i.e: He needs some paprika. - T elicits the negative and question form with "any" from Ss - MFP - T divides the WB to 3 columns - Sticks some containers' names on the cup up cards on the right and some names in the middle. - Ss in groups decide which ones go together so they go to the board and stick them in the 3rd column. - FB

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

- T gives Ss HO, practice p.141 - Ss will do the first Ex. in pairs and second individually the check in pairs -If time allows T gives the second HO to students - T plays the recording and Ss fill in the blanks - Ss pair check - T gives FB

Free Practice (6-8 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language/Countable,Uncountable nouns

- T makes pairs, they are going to have a party so they need to find out what they have, what the don't, what they need to buy and how much/many - Ss make a list of 6 items together including what they don't have. - Ss exchange their pairs and share their information.

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