Rice Lesson, How much/ How many
To provide clarification of How much/How many in the context of Rice
To provide specific information listening practice using a text about food in the context of rice
Procedure (35-51 minutes)
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.
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.
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.
The T asks the students to walk around the class and ask each other questions about 'How much/How many'.
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.
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.
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' .