Nicole Cyr Nicole Cyr

Intermediate level


In this lesson, students review and practice quantifiers: a few, a little, some, a lot of, enough, too many, and too much. TL is presented in the context of an article featuring discussions on good, bad, and bizarre neighbors. Students begin by reading the article for gist, then highlighting quantifiers they notice. Students then match the quantifiers with their meaning, then work together to determine which quantifiers modify countable nouns vs. uncountable nouns. There is a short pronunciation practice, then students check their knowledge using a fill in the blank activity on Wordwall. Students have an opportunity for freer practice by discussing with a partner how to be a good neighbor.


Abc Google Slides
Abc Google Form - Text Gist
Abc Google Form - Meaning
Abc Google Jamboard - Form
Abc Wordwall

Main Aims

  • By the end of the lesson, students will review and practice using Quantifiers (a few, a little, some, a lot of, enough, too many, too much) in sentences in the context of discussing good, bad, and bizarre neighbors.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To develop speaking fluency in the context of discussing how to be a good neighbor


Warmer/Lead-in (2-3 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Screenshare Slides. This is the title of the article we're going to read. Ask and record ss responses on Slide: 1. What comes to mind when you think of a good neighbor? 2. What about a bad neighbor?

Exposure (3-4 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

Screenshare Text Gist Form. The article includes 3 different people sharing stories about their neighbors. You have 2 min to read the article and decide which neighbor is good, which is bad, and which is bizarre. Press submit when you're finished. Share Form link in chat. Ask for thumbs up when ss have successfully found the Form. Use this time to build paired BORs for 2min + 15s closing timer. Give 30s warning. Give FB using Response Tool. Ask: Which neighbor would you prefer?

Clarification (10-14 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

M: 3-4 min Screenshare Meaning Form. Today we're going to focus on the Quantifiers in this article. The words that tell us how many or how much of something we have. For example: How many people? Some people. Use the article to match the Quantifiers to their meaning. Some of them have the same meaning. I'm going to put you in BORs to discuss with a partner, but everyone can submit their own form. Share Form in chat. You'll have 2 min in BORs. Open BORs. Give FB in OC using Response Tool. Depending on number of correct responses, ask: 1. Which is more, enough or too much? Too much. 2. Which is more, a few or some? Some. F: 4-5 min We saw that a couple of those had the same meaning, such as too many and too much. So what's the difference? Screenshare Slides. Elicit what part of speech follows a Quantifier. Noun. We're going to see 2 different types of nouns: countable and uncountable, and this sometimes changes which Quantifier we can use. First we need to be able to say if a noun is countable or uncountable. For example, we can count clouds (1, 2, 3 clouds), but we can't count rain. Example: Is drinks countable or uncountable? Countable. So the Quantifier too many comes before a countable noun. Screenshare Jamboard. Here's an activity to match the rest of the Quantifiers. You have 2 min to work with a partner to move each phrase to the correct location. Share Jamboard link in chat. Find the Slide with your name on it. Open BORs for 2 min. Give FB in OC. Which quantifiers can be used with both countable and uncountable nouns? Enough, some. P: 3-4 min Screenshare Slides. We're about to practice the pronunciation of 2 sentences from the article. Please unmute yourself. While we practice these, think about whether the Quantifier is stressed or unstressed in the sentence. Drill Sentence 1. Sentence 1: Drill - Was the quantifier stressed or unstressed? Stressed. - Did you hear any linking? Any connected sounds? Between lot + of. Write /t/ -> /d/. Model and drill TL in isolation and again in full sentence. Sentence 2: Drill - Was the quantifier stressed or unstressed? Stressed. - Did you notice the pronunciation of this spelling? What letter normally makes this sound, /f/? F. Looks much different, but rhymes with stuff. Model and drill TL in isolation and again in full sentence.

Controlled Practice (5-6 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Screenshare Wordwall. Model how to move tiles to fill in the blank and click submit at the bottom. There are 7 sentences to correct. Screenshare Form Results: Remember to notice countable vs. uncountable nouns. Share Wordwall link in chat. You have 2 min to practice on your own. Give FB using Wordwall Results tool. 1. They'll probably have _____ questions about the neighborhood. A lot of 2. Get to know them, and give them a ___ information about yourself. Little CCQ: Why is this a little information and not a few information? Uncountable noun. 3. Let them know if your kids sometimes make too ____ noise in the mornings. Much 4. If it happens only a ___ times, that's OK. Few 5. Ask if they have ____ basic cooking supplies like flour, butter, and eggs. Enough 6. You could even give them ____ leftovers, so they can relax tonight and go to the grocery store tomorrow. Some 7. People who say they never have too ____ trouble with their neighbors are usually good communicators. Much CCQ: Why is this one too much trouble, and not too many trouble? Uncountable noun.

Free Practice (8-10 minutes) • To provide students with free practice of the target language

Screenshare Slides. Now you'll have a chance to practice making your own sentences. I'm going to put you back into BORs to discuss your ideas about how to be a good neighbor. Take a minute to plan what you're going to say, such as 'Try not to make too much noise', etc. You can think about things you do, or about a good neighbor or a bad neighbor. What do you wish they would have done instead? Give 1 min planning time. Open BORs for 5 min, or however long is left minus 2 min for DEC. Nominate a ss to share their ideas. Screenshare Slides for DEC.

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