Marijke Marijke

A1-A2 level


In this lesson students will learn how to talk about some food and "is there any" related to the grammar point, countable and uncountable nouns. The context is food.


Abc Shopping list game
Abc gap fill a/an/some
Abc Choice hand out: Would like/ like
Abc Hand out are/is
Abc Pictures from market
Abc Would you like
Abc HO how many olives?
Abc A jar of olives
Abc a or some gap fill
Abc Match the food and drinks with picture

Main Aims

  • Grammar, countable and uncountable nouns

Subsidiary Aims

  • Speaking on the topic of quantities of food.


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

Teacher has a jar of olives and asks the ss to guess how many olives are in the jar. Ss discuss with their partner and write the number down. Feedback: Pairs of ss say their number out loud and teacher writes it on the board.

Buidling context (8 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a situation

Teacher engages the ss with pictures into how you buy food on the market and that you cannot buy 5 black pepper vs you can buy 5 red peppers. Ss do matching exercise and match the foods with the correct names. Teacher asks ss to discuss with their partner which of these we can count. Feedback: We try and count some of the words and discover which are not countable

Presentation (17 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

introduction of "I like..." Teacher models the next exercise "Are/is" as it is projected on the board. Students fill in HO Are/Is for foods. Paircheck and feedback: everyone writes one answer on the WB Introduction of "Would like" and "some" Presentation on WB Teacher projects next [a(n)/some] exercise on WB, model it and do it together with the class SS do the next exercise alone. Feedback: teacher nominates student to say: I would like.....strawberry. We do the bus game where all the ss are on 2 rows in the middle of the room, teacher reads out a word and ss have to choose to go to the left or to the right as to what they believe it should be, a(n) or some. Teacher models next exercise, drills pronounciation, highlights form on WB, then ss do the exercise in pairs: Choose between I like and I'd like Wc feedback. Teacher nominates student to ask someone the first question, etc..

Practice (10 minutes) • To provide controlled oral practice focused on using the language accurately

Teacher gives students cards to group them. Ss are divided into buyers and sellers. The buyers will be on the inside of the u-shape, the sellers will sit on a chair on the outside. The buyers will have a shopping list and the sellers have cards with pictures of objects that they have for sale. Buyers will have to go to the sellers and ask: Hello, Hello, what would you like? I'd like some apples. Then the seller says, I don't have apples. OR Would you like a bag? Yes, thanks OR No thanks. Here you go. Thank you Bye After a few minutes, buyers and sellers take turns and repeat. WC feedback: error correction.

Production (6 minutes) • To provide freer oral practice and use the language productively

Ss are asked to talk with their new partners about their own shopping basket and what is usually in it. Using the vocabulary they learned in the lesson.

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