How Much or How Many?

Stefanie Simmons - reviewer of the lesson   Stefanie I October 22, 2021
General English, Free Lessons, Speaking Lessons
A1 Beginner
Countable Nouns, Unountable Nouns, Much/ Many
Grammar, Speaking, Vocabulary, Listening
Lesson ID
Lesson Time
45 minutes
Illustrative examples in an English lesson on food and more, focusing on countable, uncountable nouns, and quantity expressions

Lesson Overview

Do you have a lot on your plate? In this engaging and interactive lesson, students will explore the topic of food and other things that can or cannot be counted. The lesson starts with a phone conversation audio between two people who are discussing food before a party. Students will listen to the conversation and practice their listening comprehension skills by answering questions about the conversation. Through various interactive activities and worksheets, students will practice using countable and uncountable nouns correctly and develop a solid understanding of how to use expressions of quantity such as "a lot of", "some", "any", and "a few". This lesson is designed for adults and is suitable for beginner level of English proficiency.

Lesson Objectives

  • Grammar: Students will learn how to correctly use countable and uncountable nouns along with expressions of quantity like "a lot of," "some," "any," and "a few." This will help them talk accurately about food and other items.

  • Listening: They will practice understanding a conversation about preparing for a party, focusing on details about food and drinks. This helps them get better at picking up information from discussions.

  • Speaking: Students will have the chance to talk about organizing a party, including what food and music to have. This will improve their ability to communicate plans and preferences.

  • Vocabulary: They will learn new words related to food, parties, and quantities. This expands their ability to describe and ask for things they need or want.

  • Homework: Students will complete tasks focusing on choosing the right words, filling in blanks with "much" or "many," and deciding if sentences about a picture are true or false. They'll also personalize sentences using expressions of quantity like "a lot of," "some," and "any" to talk about their own habits.


Listen to the audio to learn about how many refreshments are acceptable at a party. Do you like cake or pizza? How much juice or wine is there? Don’t worry; you can always order more or make a beer run!

Audio Transcript

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

well-organized [adjective]: having good organization; orderly and efficient
busy [adjective]: having a lot to do; full of activity or work
colleague [noun]: a person that works with you in a profession or business; a coworker
soft drink [noun]: a drink, usually sweet, that does not contain alcohol
snack [noun]: a small amount of food eaten between meals
jogging [noun]: the activity of running at a slow, regular speed, usually done as a form of exercise
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