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1 Talking about quantity Chapters 4 & 5, Book 5B New Welcome to English Second Edition

2 Countable & uncountable nouns an apple things we can count more than one plural : more than one three apples Countable nouns only one singular: only one

3 We use singular verbs or plural verbs with countable nouns. e.g. There is a chicken leg. There are three oranges. Countable nouns Countable & uncountable nouns

4 Uncountable nouns things we cannot count Countable & uncountable nouns a meat two waters We dont use a, an or 1,2,3… before them.

5 We only use singular verbs with uncountable nouns. e.g. There is a lot of soup. There is some water. There are two waters. Countable & uncountable nouns Uncountable nouns

6 Practice Countable pear ricee.g.rice pear cheese bread milk grape cheese bread mango tomato grape mango Uncountable

7 congee salt egg meat prawn ham chicken wings CountablePractice Uncountable chicken wings egg prawn congee meat salt ham

8 Talking about a small amount We use a few and a little. We use a few with plural countable nouns. e.g. There are a few apples. There are a few fruit tarts. = not many apples = not many fruit tarts

9 We use a little with uncountable nouns. Talking about a small amount There is a little bread. e.g. There is a little water. = not much water = not much bread

10 We use plural verbs with a few and singular verbs with a little. There area fewrulers. e.g. a few a little milk.There is Talking about a small amount bread congee fruit soup cakes eggs melons oranges

11 Now you try. isa little a few a little a few isa little isa little area few e.g. There ____ _________ apples. area few 1 There ____ _________ soup. 2 Mary has _________ fruit tarts. 3 Peter ate ________ fish and ________ prawns. 4 There ____ _________ cheese. 5 There ____ _________ water. 6 There ____ _________ vegetables.

12 We use plenty of and a lot of. We use plenty of with both uncountable and plural countable nouns. Talking about a large amount e.g. There is plenty of rice. There are plenty of chicken wings.

13 We use plenty of with positive sentences. We should eat plenty of vegetables. (positive) Dont eat plenty of sweets. (negative) Talking about a large amount

14 We use a lot of with both uncountable and plural countable nouns. e.g. There is a lot of water. There are a lot of fruit tarts. Talking about a large amount

15 We use a lot of with both positive and negative sentences. We should drink a lot of water. (positive) Dont eat a lot of sweets. (negative) Talking about a large amount

16 Summary a few a little plenty of a lot of uncountablecountablepositivenegative

17 Practice

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19 We use many with countable nouns and much with uncountable nouns. Many, much, a lot of We usually use many and much in negative sentences. I dont have many cakes. (negative) She doesnt eat much fruit. (negative)

20 We use a lot of with both uncountable and plural countable nouns. e.g. a lot of orange juice a lot of chicken wings Many, much, a lot of

21 We use a lot of in both positive and negative sentences. e.g. There is a lot of food in the kitchen. (positive) Dont eat a lot of sweets. (negative) Many, much, a lot of

22 Now you try. Finish the sentences with many, much or a lot of. 1 Sally is not hungry. She does not eat ______________ food for dinner. 2 There are not _________ hamburgers. 3 Is there ____________ orange juice left? 4 John ate _________ chicken wings yesterday. much many much a lot of / a lot of / many

23 5 I dont have _________ oranges. 6 There is not ________ milk left in the bottle. 7 There is _________ rice on the plate. 8 Are there ____________ tomatoes in the basket? many much a lot of many/a lot of

24 Enough, not enough There are enough pears. There are not enough pears. There are four people and four pears. Everyone can have a pear. There are four people but only three pears. One of them cannot have a pear.

25 Too much, too many Both of these mean more than enough. We use too much with uncountable nouns and too many with plural countable nouns. e.g. too much water too many chicken wings

26 We use singular verbs with too much and plural verbs with too many. e.g. There is too much salt in the soup. uncountable There are too many sweets in Harrys bag. countable Too much, too many

27 Now you try. Finish the sentences with too much, too many, enough or not enough. 1 Jenny is unhealthy. She eats __________ meat and __________ sweets. 2 There are ten people and eighty mangoes. There are __________ mangoes. 3 There are five dogs but only two bones. There are __________ bones. 4 Tim is too thin because he does not eat __________. 5 We should not drink __________ cola. Its not good for our health. too much too many not enough enough too much

28 6 I have to go now. I dont have __________ time to wait for him. 7 Mum bought twenty cakes for only two of us. There are __________ cakes. 8 The baby is still hungry because there is __________ milk in the bottle. 9 John ate three chicken legs, ten cakes and five sandwiches. He ate __________. 10 My sister is unhealthy because she does not do __________ exercise. enough too many not enough too much enough

29 Practice A HEALTHY DIET a lot of We should eat: _________ We should drink: _________ We should eat a lot of / plenty of vegetables. / plenty of a lot of / plenty of a lot of / plenty of We should eat a lot of / plenty of fruit.We should drink a lot of / plenty of water.We should drink a lot of / plenty of juice.

30 A HEALTHY DIET We shouldnt eat:We shouldnt drink: _________ too much / a lot of too much / a lot of too much / a lot of too many / a lot of We shouldnt eat too much / a lot of meat.We shouldnt eat too much / a lot of fried food. We shouldnt drink too many / a lot of soft drinks. We shouldnt drink too much / a lot of coffee.

31 too much / a lot of / plenty of rice too much / plenty of soup enough / a lot of / plenty of vegetables enough / plenty of water too many apples __________ vegetables __________ soup ___________ rice __________ water __________ apples Describe the amount of the food. Set A (for 1 person ) Dinner There is too much / plenty of soup. There is too much / a lot of / plenty of rice. There are enough / a lot of / plenty of vegetables. There is enough / plenty of water. There are too many apples.

32 __________ rice _________ vegetables ________ meat ________ soft drinks ________ oranges enough rice enough / a lot of / plenty of vegetables not enough / a little / not much meat too many / a lot of / plenty of soft drinks not enough / not many oranges Dinner Set B (for 2 persons ) There is enough rice. There are enough / a lot of / plenty of vegetables. There is not enough / a little / not much meat. There are too many / a lot of / plenty of soft drinks. There are not enough / not many oranges.


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