This is a another simple pairwork activity that can be used with low level groups to provide practice in countable and uncountable nouns, in the question structure – How much … is there? /How many … are there? and the corresponding answers There is … / There are … and food vocabulary. The lesson is designed for adults but could also be used with older teenagers.

Activity: To compare the contents of two fridges.

Activity type: Information gap/exchange.

Level: Up to B1.

Age: Adults or Senior YLs

Preparation

  • Draw a picture of a fridge on the board. Build the picture up slowly, line by line. Ask students to guess what you are drawing. Elicit the word “fridge”.
  • Put students into pairs or small groups and get them to write a list of five things they would expect to find in everybody’s fridge.
  • Get students to compare their lists with their classmates. Ask a few questions to introduce the structures “How much …?” and “How many …?”
  • How many eggs have you got in your fridge? How much milk have you got in your fridge?

Procedure

Put the students into pairs. One student in each pair is given a copy of sheet A, and the other sheet B. They should not show their partner. Explain that each student has a picture of two fridges; their own fridge with all of its contents and their partner’s empty fridge.

Students ask and answer questions about their partner’s fridge and try to find eight differences.

E.g.

A How many eggs have you got in your fridge?

B I’ve got six eggs in my fridge.

A I’ve got twelve eggs. That’s one difference!

Extension

Students write a list of everything their partner has got in their fridge.

Make one copy of the worksheet per pair, and cut into two sheets, A and B (download the worksheet below).

 

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