Shopping for Food
By the end of the lesson students will be able to ask for things in a shop and making requests using uncountable and countable nouns. (Grammar)
To provide practice using the grammar with the target language:
Procedure (40-49 minutes)
Elicit conversation questions with students • Where do you go to do your grocery shopping? • How often do you go grocery shopping? • Do you like going shopping? • Do you usually go grocery shopping alone or with someone else? • Do you think grocery shopping is cheap or expensive in Istanbul? • Do supermarkets stay open late in your country?
Write on board: 1. Much sandwiches is for sale. 2. My moneys are in my pocket. Work an pairs - find two mistakes in each sentence and correct them. Elicit corrections. Ask, Is sandwiches countable or uncountable? (countable) If countable, must be plural and much needs to be changed to many. Is money countable? (uncountable) Money can't be plural and must be singular. 1) Gap fill and identify HO. Check as class (and pass out key once complete?) 2) Look at #2, word box and put the words in the correct column. Emulate column on board and have students write the answers.
Draw a third column 'both' and show words like coffee, glass and hair. Write two example sentences to explain how. 1. There's a hair in my soup. (countable) 2. She's got red hair. (uncountable) Ask students to write two examples each for glass and coffee. Get feedback from whole class. Do we use a/an with countable or uncountable nouns? (c) Do we use much with countable or uncountable nouns? (u) So we use a bit of with countable or uncountable nouns? (u) What word do we usually use in affirmative clauses? (some) What word do we usually use in negative clauses? (any) Pass out answer sheet.
Set the scene by eliciting a situation where you have no food and need to go to the corner shop to buy food. Using realia and/or pictures, elicit a list of what food you want to buy. Now elicit a situation where a shopkeeper and customer interact. Do not tell the students what each person would say. Rather, elicit what each character might say. Ask your learners if there are other ways of making requests.
Write this on the board and practice shopping dialog with pictures in a circle. I want to buy some/an ____, please. How much/many would you like? I'd like ___, please. Okay, it/they cost ____. Here you are. Thank you! Erase the model sentence bit by bit as they progress.
Hand out pictures to students, have them practice shopping dialog in pairs. Once they have completed the dialog ask them to exchange pictures. Switch partners as needed.
Do we use a/an with countable or uncountable nouns? (c) Do we use much with countable or uncountable nouns? (u) So we use a bit of with countable or uncountable nouns? (u) What word do we usually use in affirmative clauses? (some) What word do we usually use in negative clauses? (any)