Eating in or Out/ Countable-Uncountable Nouns
Elementary, A2 level
To provide clarification and practice of countable and uncountable nouns with quantifiers in the context of food and drink
To provide specific information in listening and fluency in speaking in the context of the food and drink we liked when we were a child.
Procedure (40-51 minutes)
T talks about the foods she liked and disliked as a young child and asks students what they liked and disliked.
T asks Ss to match the foods with the pictures and check their answers in pairs. T monitors when they are on the task. W/C F/B T uses some items to give examples for countable and uncountable nouns: Broccoli is awful, apples are good. T elicits some other forms from Ss and gets them to complete ex.3 in pairs. T monitors and picks up answers for whole class feedback. When Ss are done, T nominates Ss to check the answers
T projects some sentences on the board with 'some, any and a lot of' and asks them some questions to elicit how we use these quantifiers: Is it a countable or uncountable noun? Is it a question or affirmative?, so we use some in ...... etc. (Please check language analyis sheet) T models and drills the pronunciation of the sentences and gives example for substitution drilling. Then T tells the words for substitution drilling and Ss drill the sentences.
T tells Ss to complete the task in their handouts with 'some' 'any' and 'a lot of' in pairs. Then T plays the audio for Ss to check their answers. T asks Ss to continue conversation by talking about themselves. T monitors and picks up points for WC feedback.
T gives handouts to the Ss. T explains that they are going to work in pairs to describe what they see in their handouts. T tells that there are eight differences between pictures. T monitors and picks up points for whole class feedback.
T divides Ss into two groups to play a game. T tells them one person from each group is going to pick words out of the bag and decide whether it is count or non-count and they are going to make up a sentence with the word as a group. T scores the group with the right choice of the word and the right sentence. If the sentence is hopeless, T turns to the other group for the right answer. T monitors and gives feedback on good use and errors.