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Rice Lesson, How much/ How many
Elementary level


In this lesson, Ss learn how to use How much / How many to ask about quantities. The Ss learn about countable and uncountable food,continuous for the previous lesson they had.


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of How much/How many in the context of Rice

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide specific information listening practice using a text about food in the context of rice


Warmer/Lead-in (5-6 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

First, the T brings some coffee and pens to the class to show the Ss difference between countable and uncountable.He explains the meaning of ' Count'. Then, he divides the WB into two, and highlights the countable and uncountable words. He also posts a picture of some coffee on the uncountable side and a picture of some pens on the countable side. Finally, he highlights "a lot of, lots and some" as common uncountable and countable words.

Highlighting (2-4 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

The T divides the class into two groups and distributes some pictures of water, apples...etc on coloured papers. He asks the Ss to find the countable and uncountable nouns based on the pictures. After the Ss decide, they will be asked to post them under the highlighted words.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

The T highlights 'How much' and 'How many' and explains how to use them with the countable and uncountable words to form a question. Then, he writes the forms on the WB e.g. How much + (uncountable) Noun + rest of the sentence.

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

The T asks the students to walk around the class and ask each other questions about 'How much/How many'.

Clarification (5-10 minutes) • To clarify the meaning form of the target language

The Ss are given HO about choosing the correct word to complete the sentences. If there are early finishers, they will be asked to write their answers on the WB. The Ss are given another HO, and they are asked to write questions for each answer in pairs.

Vocabulary (5-8 minutes) • To concept check further

The Ss are asked to look at the photos of the two dishes in the given paragraph. The T asks the Ss "What are these dishes? What are the foods in these dishes?". He plays the recording. The ss read and listen to the descriptions of the rice dishes. Then, they are asked to underline all the food and drink words, and translate them into their language.

Review exercises (2-3 minutes)

The Ss are shown an open fridge with some food. They are asked to look at the picture and answer the questions by choosing 'lots of, not much, not many and none' .

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