Shopping - Countable + uncountable nouns
To provide clarification of countable and uncountable nouns in the context of food shopping
To provide fluency speaking practice in a game about food items
To provide practice using a / an / some in the context of food items
Procedure (47-60 minutes)
SLIDE 1 - supermarkets - Where do you go food shopping? Why do you go there? When do you do your shopping? Encourage them to use comparatives/superlatives - because it's the cheapest / the best/ the closest to my house / the easiest to get to / the nicest ... etc.
Worksheet - Fill in gaps with a/an/some Take 5-6 minutes to do this individually, then check answers. Count up scores out of 50.
Lesson plan from ESOL Nexus - "Going shopping" Do activities 1 & 2 - fill in blanks with correct words - then do crossword puzzle and check answers as a group https://esol.excellencegateway.org.uk/content/teachers/lessons-and-activities/lesson-plans/going-shopping
Dialogues in ESOL Nexus lesson - Task 3: Hand out shopping list and price lists. Each student practice being the customer (A) and the shopkeeper (B). Student worksheets Task 3 (page 2) Going shopping - shop assistant (1, 2 & 3) Going shopping - blank price list
Play the "I went to the shops today and bought..." going through the alphabet. Use countable and uncountable nouns / containers Homework: Write a shopping list of the things you need to buy next time you go shopping - are the things you need to buy countable or uncountable? What container do they come in?