To introduce quantifiers and practice pairing them with countable and uncountable nouns in the context of discussing the potential problems and benefits of a cashless society.
To provide fluency speaking practice.
Procedure (37-44 minutes)
Say: Hi class, it is good to have you here today. What do you notice about these pictures? (elicit: people paying without cash, people/businesses not accepting cash) What do we call a business that does not accept payment in cash? (elicit: cashless) Are a lot of businesses doing this right now? (point to the picture of the sign) (yes) Do you think a business going cashless is a good idea? What are some problems? What are some benefits? Elicit some target language: if a lot of businesses _______, if only a few people _______, etc. Are (people, business, etc.) nouns? (yes) What are the words that describe the quantity of a noun we have called? (elicit: quantifiers) Today we are going to be focusing on quantifiers, words like enough, a few, and lots of, that tell us the quantity of a noun. Conduct OCFB
Say: Today in our reading we are going to look at the benefits and problems when a whole country tries to go cashless. Share link to Google Form Instructions: Read the text, then answer these questions individually and submit your response on the Google form. You have 4 minutes. ICQ: Are you going to submit your response when you’re done? (yes) Learners answer individually Conduct OCFB
Guided Discovery Say: Now that we have read about cashless societies, we are going to take a look at the quantifiers that were used in the text and figure out how we use them correctly ourselves. Share link to Google Form. Instructions: For this activity I am going to send you your breakout rooms and I want you to discuss the answers as a group and then submit your responses individually. You have 6 minutes. ICQ: How long do you have? (6 minutes) ICQ: Are you going to submit your responses individually when you’re done? (yes) Learners do guided discovery in pairs/small groups. (Monitor to ensure they have adequate time to complete the activity). Conduct OCFB Language Clarification Say: Now that we have looked at the meanings of the phrases used to describe likes and dislikes in our text, we are going to take a closer look at the three of them: “enough,” a few,” and “lots of.” Go over MFP for the three quantifiers. Conduct OCFB
Share link to the Google form with students Instructions: for this activity you are going to choose the correct quantifiers to fill in the blanks in the sentences. Do this by yourself, and then submit the form. You have 3 minutes. ICQ: Will you submit the form when you’re done? (yes) Learners answer individually Instructions: Now I am going to send you to your breakout rooms, I want you to discuss the answers you came up with as a group. You have 2 minutes. ICQ: What are you going to discuss? (the answers to the questions). Once they have completed this, divide them into their breakout rooms for 2 minutes to discuss their answers. Conduct OCFB
Ensure that students still have the Jamboard link. Instructions: For this activity, you are going to create sentences about yourself using the quantifiers we learned in this lesson. You can use the words in this table to give you some ideas. (demo first sentence). I am going to put you into your breakout rooms, and I want you to take turns creating sentences and sharing them with your partner. You have 4 minutes. ICQ: How long do you have? (4 minutes) Divide students into breakout rooms for 4 minutes to complete the activity. Once they have completed this, have them discuss what they came up with in their group. Conduct OCFB and DEC.