How much is/are...?
Elementry A1 level
To provide clarification of how much in the context of clothes
To provide fluency speaking practice in a conversation in the context of clothes
Procedure (42-57 minutes)
Fast review of numbers by lottery game, student choose number and say it. (each student will tell 3 different number). Students individually do ex 1 a, matching words with clothes and checking their answers with recording
Students classify in pairs(if enough students, if not individually)on the board clothes according to: men wear, women wear, men and women wear. Teacher first demonstrate. Students play guessing game, they show others students using only gestures clothes e.g. shorts and rest is trying find the word. Each students is doing ones.
Teacher stick on the board picture of money, skirt, trousers and try to elicit from student question: how much is the skirt? How much are trousers? Write the two question on the board, and ask: why the second question has "are" (because trousers are plural). Students classify on board clothes from ex 1a into plural and singular
Teacher clarify different between how much and how many. How much? Uncountable nouns are nouns (things) we cannot count. For example: sugar, rice, etc. We use some before a noun we cannot count. For example: some sugar, some rice. How many? Countable nouns are nouns (things) we can count. For example: flowers, tomatoes, etc. We use a or an before a noun we can count. For example: a potato, an orange. (It means one potato, one orange.) Tip! We use MANY with the plural form of the verb “To Be” (“are”)! We use MUCH with the singular form of the verb “To Be” (“is”)!
Students do worksheet feeling gaps: how much how many. Checking answers with person next to them, after they get answers key from teacher. Students in pairs practicing how much is/are. Students will "work" at a clothes’ shop, another in a cinema and the other in a fast food restaurant. They will have a set of cards with the list of products of their classmates’ shop (without the prices). One will ask question another answer, after they will switch and get new cards
Each student will get card with clothes and prices they will ask each others about different things and prices in different countries.