How Much or How Many?

General English, Free Lessons, Speaking Lessons
A1 Beginner
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 Description

Do you have a lot on your plate? In this engaging and interactive lesson, students will explore the topic of food and other things. 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

  • To discuss food and other various types of things

  • To learn and practice countable and uncountable nouns and expressions of quantity

  • To develop speaking and listening skills

  • To learn and use new vocabulary relating to the topic


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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