Sunday, 17 December 2017

Quantifiers - ESL EFL Worksheets, Activities and Games

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Much, Many, Some and Any

ESL EFL Reading and Writing Activity - Elementary - 20 Minutes

This useful worksheet activity helps students learn the grammatical rules associated with the quantifiers: much, many, some, any. Each student is given a copy of the worksheet. Working alone, students complete the 20 sentences on the worksheet with much, many, some or any. When the students have finished, the answers are checked with the class by asking each student to read out a sentence. Next, the students look at the sentences on the worksheet and think about the grammar rules for using the four quantifiers. Students then complete a gap-fill text, explaining the grammar rules. Afterwards, the rules are reviewed with the class.

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Place your bets

ESL EFL Reading, Writing and Speaking Activity - Elementary - 30 Minutes

In this entertaining worksheet activity, students identify and correct errors in sentences that contain quantifiers. Each student is given a copy of the worksheet. The students read the sentences on the worksheet, some of which contain errors in the use of quantifiers. If the students think a sentence is right, they put a tick in the first column of the worksheet. If they think a sentence is wrong, they put a cross and correct the mistake. When the students have finished, they bet on their answers, depending on how confident they are about their decisions. Students bet between 10 and 100 points for each item. When the students have placed a bet for each sentence, the correct answers are elicited from the class. If students guessed correctly, they win the amount they bet. If they guessed incorrectly, they lose that amount. The student with the highest grand total at the end is the winner.

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Shopping Run

ESL EFL Listening and Speaking Activity - Elementary - 15 Minutes

In this enjoyable sentence chain game, students use the quantifiers 'a few' and 'a little' alternately with countable and uncountable shopping items. The students stand up in a circle. The first student completes the sentence 'I went to the supermarket and bought...' with 'a few' or 'a little' and a matching shopping item, e.g. 'I went to the supermarket and bought a few oranges'. The second student repeats the first student’s sentence and adds a suitable shopping item preceded by 'a little', e.g. 'I went to the supermarket and bought a few oranges and a little chocolate'. This continues around the circle with students using 'a few' and 'a little' alternately. If a student can't remember all the shopping items or uses 'a few' or 'a little' incorrectly, they are out of the game and must sit down. The last student left standing wins the game.

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Ask Yourself

ESL EFL Reading, Listening and Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 35 Minutes

In this challenging activity, students play a game where they race to complete questions with quantifiers (much, many, a few, enough, a lot of, any) and then answer the questions by speaking for 30 seconds. The class is divided into groups of four. Each group is given a set of question cards, which they shuffle and place face down in a pile on the desk. Students take it in turns to turn over the top card from the pile and look at the question without showing it to anyone. The student with the card then reads the question to the group, saying the word 'blank' where the quantifier should go, e.g. 'Are there BLANK of restaurants in your town or city?' The other students then race to repeat the question, inserting the correct quantifier as they speak. The first student to repeat back the entire question correctly must then answer the question by speaking for 30 seconds. If the student manages to do this, they keep the card. If the student stops speaking before the time limit has been reached, another student can try to steal the round by repeating the question and talking for 30 seconds. The game continues until all the question cards have been used. The student with the most cards at the end of the game wins.

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Athletes

ESL EFL Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 30 Minutes

In this worksheet activity, students write 'How much...?' and 'How many...?' questions in order to find out missing information in a text about four athletes. Students then ask and answer the questions with a partner. The class is divided into two groups (A and B) and each student is given a corresponding worksheet. Working together with the people in their group, students read the paragraphs and write down the 'How much/many…?' questions they need to ask in order to complete the missing information about the four athletes on their worksheet. When both groups have finished writing, the students' questions are checked. Students then pair up with someone from the other group. Students take it in turns to ask their partner the 'How much/ many…?' questions they have prepared and fill in the gaps on the worksheet with their partner's answers. When the students have finished, they check their answers by comparing worksheets.

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Health Questionnaire

ESL EFL Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 30 Minutes

In this insightful worksheet activity, students ask and answer health, diet and lifestyle questions with 'How much' and 'How many' and reply using quantifiers. Each student is given a copy of the worksheet. Students complete the questions on their worksheet with 'How much' and 'How many', adding two more health, diet or lifestyle questions of their own at the end. When the students have finished writing, the questions are checked with the class. The students are then divided into pairs and the quantifiers from the worksheet are written on the board. Students decide who will ask their questions first. The student being interviewed turns over their worksheet. The interviewer then asks their partner the questions on the worksheet and notes the answers down. Their partner replies to each question using a quantifier from the board, expanding their answers where possible, e.g. 'I do quite a lot of exercise each week. I go cycling three times a week and sometimes go to the gym'. When the students have both interviewed each other, they look at their partner's answers and decide whether their partner has a healthy diet and lifestyle or not. Students discuss the findings in their pairs. Finally, students tell the class about their partner’s diet and lifestyle and discuss if each lifestyle is healthy or unhealthy and why.

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Quantifier Race

ESL EFL Listening, Matching, Writing and Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 45 Minutes

In this fun worksheet activity, students play a game where they race to write down countable and uncountable nouns that belong to different quantifiers and categories. Each student is given a copy of the worksheet. The worksheet contains five columns with quantifiers as headings (a few, a little, some, a large number of, a large amount of). The students' task is to complete each row with nouns that fit a certain category. The first category is read out to the class, i.e. something you can see in the classroom. The students then have one minute to complete the first row on their worksheet with nouns to fit that category, one for each quantifier heading. When the time limit has been reached, the students stop writing. The students then take it in turns to give their answers by making a sentence with the quantifiers, e.g. 'I can see a few bags, a large number of students, a little dust on the table', etc. Students score one point for every grammatically correct and appropriate noun. Two points are awarded for every original noun - a noun that no one else has written. This process continues until all the categories have been used. The student with the most points at the end of the game is the winner.

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Quantifier Noughts and Crosses

ESL EFL Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 25 Minutes

This engaging class activity helps students to practice making sentences with quantifiers. A noughts and crosses grid containing quantifiers is drawn on the board and the class is divided into two teams. The two teams toss a coin to see who will start. The winning team chooses a square and then has 30 seconds to make an appropriate sentence with the quantifier in the square. If the team takes longer than 30 seconds, they lose their turn. If the team manages to make a sentence, the other team helps to judge if it's correct or not. If the sentence is correct, the team writes a nought or cross in the square accordingly. Then, it's the other team's turn to play. The first team to get a row of three noughts or crosses wins the round and scores a point. Several rounds are played using different quantifiers each time. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins.

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Too and Enough Question Time

ESL EFL Reading, Matching, Writing, Listening and Speaking Activity - Pre-intermediate - 30 Minutes

In this insightful worksheet activity, students complete a set of questions with too or enough. The students then ask and answer the questions with a partner. Each student is given a copy of the worksheet. Working alone, students complete each question on the worksheet with 'too' or 'enough' and a word from the box. When the students have finished, the answers are checked with the class. In pairs, the students then take it in turns to ask and answer the questions with their partner. Students note down their partner's answers on the worksheet and ask follow-up questions to gain more information. Afterwards, the students give feedback to the class on what they found out about their partner.

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Quantifiers Board Game

ESL EFL Speaking Activity - Intermediate - 25 Minutes

Here is a rewarding board game to help students practice or review quantifiers. The class is divided into groups of three or four. Each group is given a copy of the game board, a set of topic cards, a dice and counters. The students shuffle the topic cards and place them face down in a pile on the table. Players take it in turns to roll the dice and move their counter along the board. When a player lands on a quantifier square, they turn over the top card from the pile and make a sentence combining the quantifier in the square with the topic on the card. For example, if the player lands on the 'several' square and turns over the topic card 'clothes', the student might say 'I go shopping for clothes several times a year.' The other students in the group judge the player's sentence. If the sentence is grammatically correct and makes sense, the player stays on the square. If a player cannot think of a sentence or the sentence is incorrect, they go back to their previous square. The topic card is then placed at the bottom of the pile and it's the next student's turn to play. The first player to reach the finish wins the game.

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