Countable and Uncountable Nouns
Elementary level


In this lesson, Ss will learn the rules of countable and uncountable nouns through guided discovery. The lesson starts with an activity, Ss have to sort foods they can and can't count. This activity is followed by the teaching stage to show Ss the rule and the difference between countable and uncountable nouns. Then, they will complete a chart regarding the rules for countable and uncountable nouns. This is followed by a controlled practice to check understanding. Finally, they will practice the target language through speaking.


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Main Aims

  • To provide clarification of countable and uncountable nouns in the context of food.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a conversation in the context of food.


Warmer/Lead-in (3-5 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

- Greet the students. - Ask Ss if they had breakfast this morning, and what kind of food did they eat, this will help Ss remember some vocabulary words they learned in yesterday's lesson, as this lesson is a complement to it.

Test #1 (8-10 minutes) • To gauge students' prior knowledge of the target language

-Display the activity and send the handout to Ss. - Explain what they should do in this activity. - Send Ss to breakout rooms to do the activity in pairs. - Monitor Ss' performance and see what difficulties they are having or where their language could be improved.

Teach (15-20 minutes) • To clarify areas of the target language where students had difficulty in the first test stage

- In feedback, ask Ss to give the answers. - Demonstrate singular and plural by holding fruits and count. - Explain that nouns can be countable or uncountable. Countable nouns can be counted, e.g. an apple, two apples, three apples, etc. Uncountable nouns cannot be counted, e.g. milk, rice, water, etc. Tell Ss "When you learn a new noun, you should check if it is countable or uncountable and note how it is used in a sentence.". - Present slide 4 of the PPT, this will help Ss visualize and relate words with pictures and tell the difference of countable and uncountable nouns.

Test #2 (8-10 minutes) • Check students' use of the target language again and compare with the first test

- Display slide 5 in the PPT. - Tell Ss what should they do, demonstrate the activity. - Put learners into different pairs from Stage 1 to do this activity, they will compare and discuss answers. - In feedback, display the answers and construe.

Free practice (13-15 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

- Send the link of the last activity. - Divide Ss into pairs. - Monitor Ss to check. - In feedback, tell students to think of food they love and hate. - Ask to replace the words in the sentences of the previous activity. - Put Ss in groups to tell their sentences. - In feedback, Let the partners give the sentences of each other.

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