~ How to Make a Lesson ~
1) In the first section, fill in the blanks, then practice your role plays on your own.
2) Then, as a class, in groups, or in pairs, perform the role plays you have created.
3) After that, perform your role play in class with a partner/several partners.
4) Finally, challenge yourself by performing the role play with no written cues.
5) In the second section, briefly discuss the form as a class. Avoid over-analysis.
6) Select two questions from the list. Practice with a partner, then in front of the class.
7) You may wish to discuss the form (section two) before the role play (section one).
The Language Works ~ Basic English ~ Lesson 9
Section One ~ Basic-Talk 109 ~ Home Activity ~ Role Play Practice ~
A) How many hours a day do you watch TV… and what shows?
B) I guess I watch about _____hours a day. I like__________________ .
A) How much time do you spend reading?
B) You mean newspapers, internet articles, and the like?
A) I mean any kind of reading… and what kind of subjects?
B) I like________________________________________________ .
(browsing the internet/reading biographies/reading the paper in the morning)
A) How much cooking do you do during the week and on weekends?
B) ___________________________________________________ .
(I don’t cook during the week/I cook every day/I make brunch on Sundays.)
A) How many different dishes do you know how to make?
B) ____________________________________________________ .
(Not many, but I can cook…/I can make anything/My French bread pizza isn’t bad.)
A) How many times to you call/text friends during the day?
B) _____________________________________________________ .
(I don’t know. Probably too many/Maybe about____ calls and about____texts.)
A) Tell me about the things you enjoy most at home.
B) Well, I enjoy_____________________________________________ .
(playing with my cat/watching movies/baking pies and cakes/playing online chess)
Section Two ~ Form-Talk 109 ~ How many/How much ~ Dialogue Practice ~
Non-count Nouns use... (How much/is)
How much money is (there) in your bank account? (“there” is optional)
“There isn’t any money. I’m broke.”
“There is a little/some. I’ll buy lunch.”
“There’s a lot. Let’s take a trip!”
Count Nouns use... (How many/are)
How many people are (there) remaining at the party? (“there” is optional)
“There aren’t any. Everyone went home.
“There are a few/some. They are drinking all the wine.”
“There are many. They’re dancing and having lots of fun.”
Q1: How many friends do you have? Do you want more? Why/why not?
Q2: How much time do you spend on the phone? For what reasons?
Q3: How many people are there on the planet? Are there too many?
Q4: How much do you spend at restaurants each month? When?
Q5: How much do you spend on a date with your spouse/friend?
Q6: How many people visit your home each month/year? Who?
Q7: How much sleep do you need to feel well? Are you tired?
Q8: How much _____ (e.g., cake, beer, exercise) is too much for you?
Q9: How many people are in your family? Who do spend the most time with?
Q10: How many countries have you been to? What’s your favorite?
Make some of your own questions using these forms.
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