Pairwork: What’s in the fridge?

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


  • 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?


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.


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!


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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