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Expressions of Quantity - ESL/EFL Teaching Activities

Athletes

ESL/EFL Writing and Speaking Activity - Elementary - 25 Minutes

In this captivating teaching activity, students practice asking and answering  How much / How many....? questions. The class is divided into two groups, A and B. Each student is then given their respective worksheet. Students work together with the people in their group. They write down the How much / How many....? questions they will need to ask in order to complete missing information about various athletes on their worksheet. When both groups have finished their questions, each student sits back to back with a student from the other group. Students then take it in turns to ask their partner the questions they have prepared. Students fill in the missing information with their partner's answers.

Athletes.PDF

 

Betting Game

ESL/EFL Writing Activity - Elementary - 20 Minutes

This engaging ESL game will teach students to check the grammatical correctness of sentences using expressions of quantity. Students decide if each sentence is grammatically correct or not by ticking right or wrong. When they have finished, they bet (gamble) between 10 and 100 points for each statement. If their answer is correct, they win the amount of points they bet. If they are wrong, they lose that amount. The winner is the student with the highest grand total.

Betting Game.PDF

 

Expressions of Quantity - Exercises

ESL/EFL Writing Activity - Elementary - 25 Minutes

Here is a link to a useful set of writing activities for expressions of quantity. This worksheet can be used to teach or review quantifiers. To begin, students complete 25 sentences with a, an, some or any. This is followed by three exercises that look at much, many and a lot of. In the first exercise, students have to choose the correct quantifier to complete each sentence. In the other two exercises, students fill in the gaps with the appropriate quantifier.

Expressions of Quantity - Exercises.PDF

 

Much, Many, Some and Any

ESL/EFL Writing Activity - Elementary - 20 Minutes

This practical worksheet helps you to teach the grammatical rules associated with expressions of quantity. Students complete sentences using much, many, some or any. After that, students write the grammar rules for using much, many, some and any.

Much, Many, Some and Any.PDF

 

Shopping Run

ESL/EFL Speaking Activity - Elementary - 20 Minutes

Try this entertaining memory game for teaching countable and uncountable nouns. Students have to remember all the items mentioned by the other students in a circle, and correctly use a few and a little. The students alternate between countable and uncountable nouns as they play the game.

Shopping Run.PDF

The Shopping List

ESL/EFL Writing Activity - Elementary - 20 Minutes

This useful handout helps teach students to differentiate countable from uncountable nouns. Students write a shopping list for a class party. The students work alone and sort out a list of countable and uncountable nouns into two groups.Student infront of class

The Shopping List.PDF

 

There is - There are

ESL/EFL Writing Activity - Elementary - 25 Minutes

The link below will take you to a handy worksheet that helps students practice There is / There are in affirmative and negative sentences. Students start off by completing a paragraph using There is / There are in the affirmative. The students then complete negative sentences using There isn't / There aren't. After that, students write about what does and doesn't exist in their neighbourhood. Finally, students create sentences using countable and uncountable nouns.

There is - There are.PDF

 

Where am I?

ESL/EFL Listening and Speaking Activity - Elementary - 20 Minutes

Here is an excellent teaching activity that helps students practice the question form Is there / Are there...? A picture is stuck on each student’s back. That picture represents where the student is. They have to ask questions using the question structure to guess where they are. The teacher should go through how and why we use the question form Is there / Are there..? paying attention to the singular and plural aspects before the students begin the activity. To start, students are split up into twos. Student look at the picture on their partner’s back. After that, the students take turns to ask the questions from their question card to find out what picture is stuck on their back. When a student replies to a question, they must use the Yes, there is/are or No, there isn't/aren't  structure and answer according to the picture on their partner's back. Students must listen to all their partner’s answers and mark the answers on their card. When they have asked all the questions, they write where they think they are. Then, they can see if they were right or wrong by taking the picture off their back. 

Where am I?.PDF

 

Countable or Uncountable?

ESL/EFL Matching Activity - Pre-intermediate - 20 Minutes

This fun card game is useful for teaching students the difference between countable and uncountable nouns. The class is split up into pairs. The pairs of students take turns picking up noun cards and deciding if the nouns are countable or uncountable.

Countable or Uncountable?.PDF

 

Going Places

ESL/EFL Writing Activity - Pre-intermediate - 30 Minutes

In this entertaining class activity, students race to write a list of countable and uncountable nouns for things they need in different situations. The class is split into pairs and each pair is given a copy of the first card (the gym). Each pair then brainstorms words for that situation under the Countable and Uncountable headings on their card. The first pair to complete their card with five words for each heading wins ten points. After a winning pair has given their answers, the other pairs score their cards. Pairs score one point for every correct answer. A new situation card is then given out by the teacher and the game starts again. The pair with the highest grand total score at the end of the game wins.

Going Places.PDF

 

Make it Count

ESL/EFL Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 25 Minutes

This ESL activity is great for teaching or reviewing expressions of quantity. Students not only have to distinguish between countable and uncountable nouns. They also have to make sentences using words like much, many, some, any, a lot of, etc. Begin by separating the class into groups of three. Students match noun cards with countable or uncountable heading cards. When each group has correctly matched all the cards, students pick up a word card, and make a sentence with an appropriate noun. For each correctly matched card and grammatically correct sentence, the students win a point.

Make it Count.PDF

 

My Dream Home

ESL/EFL Writing and Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 40 Minutes

In this imaginative teaching activity, students design and present their dream home using there is/are and prepositions of place. The teacher starts the activity by drawing a plan of his or her 'dream home' on the board. Then, the teacher talks about the rooms and furniture in the plan using there is/are and prepositions of place. Students then design their own ‘dream home’ by answering questions and drawing a plan. The questions use the form Is there...? and How many...? When the students have finished their designs, each student presents their 'dream home' to the class. For larger classes, students could do this activity in pairs or small groups.

My Dream Home.PDF

 

Quantity - Noughts and Crosses

ESL/EFL Writing and Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 25 Minutes

This intriguing class activity really helps to demonstrate to students how to produce sentences using expressions of quantity. The class is broken into two teams. They play a normal game of noughts and crosses. After that, a new grid is introduced. On the grid are expressions of quantity such as much, many, some, any, a few, a lot of, etc. The teams take turns to play. The playing team gets 30 seconds to choose a particular square and produce a correct sentence using the word in that square. If they are correct, a nought or cross is put into the corresponding square. Then another team plays and so on.

Quantity - Noughts and Crosses.PDF

 

Expressions of quantity teaching resources are also available here:

Food and Drink

Shopping & Clothing

 
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+2 #1 YULISA HAMBALI 2014-04-22 23:46
Very good.. I like most of your games, and I hope my students will like it too.
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