Too and Enough ESL Activities, Worksheets and Games

A Weekend by the Sea

ESL Too and Enough Activity - Grammar and Speaking: Information Gap, Asking and Answering Questions from Prompts, Gap-fill, Writing Sentences - Pair work - Pre-intermediate (A2) - 25 minutes

This too and enough activity helps students to practice too, too much, too many and enough. In the activity, students complete a hotel review with words provided by a partner. In pairs, students take it in turns to ask about the missing problems in their table, e.g. 'What was the problem with the location?' Their partner then reads out the corresponding gap-fill sentence using the word 'blank' for the missing words, e.g. 'The hotel was BLANK from the beach'. The student listens and completes the sentence with too, too much, too many or enough, and a word from the box on their worksheet, e.g. too far. If their partner agrees that the words are suitable, they add them to the sentence and the student writes the sentence in their table. This process continues until both students have completed all the problems.
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Do you want to play baseball?

ESL Too and Enough Board Game - Speaking: Forming Sentences from Prompts - Group work - Pre-intermediate (A2) - 25 minutes

Here is a fun too and enough board game to help students practice using too and enough in negative sentences. Players take it in turns to roll the dice and move their counter along the board. If a player rolls an even number, they accept the invitation or request written on the square they land on. If a player rolls an odd number, they reject the invitation or request. To accept or reject the invitation or request, the player makes a sentence with too or enough along with a word from the word bank. If the sentence is correct, they stay on the square. If the sentence is incorrect, or they repeat another player's answer, they move back two squares. The first player to reach the finish wins the game.
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Too vs. Enough

ESL Too vs. Enough Worksheet - Grammar Exercises: Identifying, Gap-fill, Writing Sentences from Prompts - Pre-intermediate (A2) - 25 minutes

This free too and enough worksheet helps students to learn and practice too, too many, too much, and enough. Students start by underlining the correct form of enough in a set of sentences. Students then move on to complete sentences with too, too many, or too much. After that, students write complete answers to questions using too, too many, or too much. In the next exercise, students write too or enough sentences that have the same meaning as the sentences shown. Lastly, students write sentences with too or enough that have an opposite meaning.
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What's in your suitcase?

ESL Too and Enough Activity - Vocabulary Exercise: Categorising - Speaking: Information Gap, Asking and Answering Questions from Prompts, Controlled and Freer Practice - Pair work - Pre-intermediate (A2) - 25 minutes

This too and enough information gap activity helps students practice too much, too many and enough. In two groups, students look at a chart that shows items they expect a friend to have packed for them in a suitcase and identify the countable and uncountable items. Students then look at the amount and number of items they have and use the language on the worksheet to talk about what's in and missing from their suitcase using too and enough. Next, students pair up with someone from the other group. Students ask their partner about what is in their suitcase using How much or How many, noting down their partner's answers. Finally, students offer their partner items that they have too much of, too many of, or that their partner doesn't have enough of. Students also ask for items they need. As the students talk, they change the number and amount of each item in the chart. Finally, review the students' answers as a class to make sure that each student has an equal number or enough of each item.
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Denny's Disgusting Diner

ESL Too and Enough Activity - Vocabulary and Speaking: Information Gap, Sentence Completion, Freer Practice - Group work - Intermediate (B1) - 25 minutes

In this too and enough activity, students find out classmates' restaurant complaints and make sentences about them with too and enough. In groups, students take on the role of the person on a character card who has a complaint to make about a horrible restaurant they have visited. The students' task is to find out the complaints of the other people in their group by asking questions and completing a chart with the information. Students go around their group asking and answering the questions and noting down the information in their chart. When the students have finished, they look at the information and complete sentences using words in brackets with too or enough.
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Too and Enough Question Time

ESL Too and Enough Questions Activity - Vocabulary and Speaking: Gap-fill, Asking and Answering Questions from Prompts, Controlled and Freer Practice - Pair work - Intermediate (B1) - 30 minutes

In this too and enough speaking activity, students complete a set of questions with too or enough and ask and answer the questions with a partner. Working alone, students complete each question on the worksheet with too or enough and a word from the box. In pairs, 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, students give feedback to the class on what they found out about their partner.
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