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A Few/ A little. A Few with count nouns. A Little with uncount nouns. e.g. There are a few oranges left, but not many. Can you give me a little help?. A lot / Lots. We use a lot of/lots of with bothcount and uncount nouns:

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a few a little
A Few/ A little
  • A Few with count nouns.
  • A Little with uncount nouns.
  • e.g. There are a few oranges left, but not many.
  • Can you give me a little help?
a lot lots
A lot / Lots
  • We use a lot of/lots of with bothcount and uncount nouns:
  • e.g. There’s a lot ofbutter.
  • I’ve got lots offriends.
  • A lot of /lots of can be used in questions and negatives.
  • e.g. Are there lots of tourists in your country?
  • There isn’t a lot of butter, but there’s enough.
practice sb p 31
Practice (SB., p. 31)
  • Complete the sentences with a little, a few, or a lot of.
  • 1. I have ____ close friends. Two or three.
  • 2. He has _____ money. He’s a millionaire.
  • 3. ‘Do you take sugar in coffee? ‘Just ___. Half a spoonful.’
  • 4. ‘Have you got_____ CDs? Hundreds.’
  • 5. I’ll be ready in _____ minutes.
  • 6. She speaks good Spanish, but only ____ Russian.
practice sb p 311
Practice (SB., p. 31)
  • Complete the sentences with a little, a few, or a lot of.
  • 1. I have a few close friends. Two or three.
  • 2. He has a lot of money. He’s a millionaire.
  • 3. ‘Do you take sugar in coffee? ‘Just a little. Half a spoonful.’
  • 4. ‘Have you got a lot of CDs? Hundreds.’
  • 5. I’ll be ready in a few minutes.
  • 6. She speaks good Spanish, but only a little Russian.
wb ex 5 p 23
WB. (Ex. 5, p. 23)
  • Complete the sentences with much, many, or a lot of.
  • 1. there are a lot of apples.
  • 2. The shop hasn’t got much washing powder.
  • 3. There’s____ of oil.
  • 4. The shop has ______bottles of water.
  • 5. There isn’t______ frozen food.
  • 6. there aren’t _____ sweets.
  • 7. The shopkeeper has got _______cheese.
  • 8. I can see _______ newspapers.
  • 9. But I can’t see __________ bread.
  • 10. There isn’t ________ youghurt.
  • 11. The shop hasn’t got _________ birthday cards.
  • 12. But there are_________ grapes!
  • 13. Why aren’t there ________ magazines?
  • 14. But there is ________ rice!
wb ex 6 p 24
WB (Ex. 6, p. 24)
  • 1. Does your tooth hurt?
  • A little
  • 2. Were there many people at the party?
  • A few.
  • 3.Is there any food left over?
  • A little
  • 4. Have you got any milk?
  • A little
  • 5. Do you have any books on French literature?
  • A little
  • 6. Would you like some cream?
  • A little
  • 7. Are there many Spanish people in your class?
  • A few
  • 8. Do you watch much T.V?
  • A little
  • 9. Do you get many letter?
  • A few.
  • Do your children get a lot of homework?
  • A little
articles a and the
Articles- a and the

1. a, an = indefinite article

  • with singular count nouns
  • (it refers to a thing or idea used for the first time!)
  • e.g. We have a cat and a dog.
  • There’s a supermarket in Adam Street.
  • -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  • 2. the = definite article
  • with singular and plural
  • countable and uncountable nouns
  • (It is used when both the speaker and the listener know the thing or idea already)
  • e.g. We have a cat and a dog. The cat is old, but the dog is just a
  • puppy.
  • I’m going to the supermarket. Do you want anything? (We both

know which supermarket.

definite and indefinite articles the or a an
Definite and indefinite articles: The or a/an
  • Indefinite article:
  • 1. with professions.
  • e.g. I am a teacher. / She’s an architect.
  • 2. with some expressions of quantity:
  • e.g. a pair of , a little of, a couple of , a few
  • 3. in exclamations with what+ a count noun.
  • What a lovely day! / What a pity?
definite and indefinite articles the or a an1
Definite and indefinite articles: The or a/an
  • Definite article:
  • 1. Before seas, rivers, hotels, pubs, theatres, museums, and newspapers.
  • e.g. The Atlantic, The British Museum, The Times, The Jerusalem Post.
  • 2. If there is only one of something:
  • e.g. the sun, the Queen, the Government
  • 3. With superlative adjectives.
  • e.g. He’s the richest man in the world.
  • Jane the oldest in the class.
no article
No article
  • 1. Before plural and uncountable nouns when talking about things in general:
  • e.g. I like potatoes.
  • Milk is good for you.
  • 2. Before countries, towns, streets, languages, magazines, meals, airports, stations, and mountains.
  • e.g. I had lunch with John.
  • I bought Cosmopolitan at Paddington
  • station.
  • 3. before some places and with some forms of transport.
  • ( at home, in/to bed, at/to work, at/ to school/university
  • by bus, by plane, by car, by train, on foot)
  • e.g. She goes to work by bus.
  • I was at home yesterday evening.
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4.In exclamations with what + an uncount noun.
  • What beautiful weather!
  • What loud music!
  • N.B In the phrase go home, there is no article and no preposition.
  • e.g. I went home early.
  • I went to home.
practice sb p 33
Practice! SB, p. 33
  • In pairs find out the mistake in each sentence.
  • 1. He’s postman, so he has breakfast at 4 a.m.
  • 2. The love is more important than money.
  • 3. I come to the school by bus.
  • 4. I’m reading one good book at the moment.
  • 5. ‘Where’s Jack?’ ‘In a kitchen.’
  • 6. I live in centre of town, near the hospital.
  • 7. My parents bought the lovely house in the country.
  • 8. I don’t eat the bread because I don’t like it.
practice sb p 331
Practice! SB, p. 33
  • Complete the sentences with a/an, the, or nothing:
  • 1. I have two children,__ boy and __girl.

___ boy is twenty- two and __ girl is nineteen.

2. Mike is ___soldier in __Army, and Chloe is at __ university.

3. My wife goes to __work by __ train. She’s __ accountant. I don’t have __ job. I stay at __home and look after__ children.

4. What __ lovely day! Why don’t we go for __picnic in __ park?

5. ‘What did you have for ___ lunch?’ ‘Just __ sandwich.’

practice sb p 332
Practice! SB, p. 33
  • Complete the sentences with a/an, the, or nothing:
  • 1. I have two children, a boy and a girl.

the boy is twenty- two and the girl is nineteen.

2. Mike is a soldier in the Army, and Chloe is at the university.

3. My wife goes to __work by __train. She’s an accountant. I don’t have a job. I stay at __home and look after the children.

4. What a lovely day! Why don’t we go for a picnic in the park?

5. ‘What did you have for __lunch?’ ‘Just a sandwich.’

wb ex 7 p 24
WB. (Ex. 7, p. 24)
  • Complete the sentences with a/an or the.
  • 1. I bought a hat and a pair of shoes at the shops. Unfortunately __ shoes are __wrong size. I’ll take them back tomorrow. (the, the)
  • 2. A. Where are __ children? (the)
  • B. They’re in ___ garden. (the)
  • 3. My sister’s __ teacher in __ school near Leicester. She has three children, tow girls and __ boy. ___ girls are in her class at school, but __ boy isn’t old enough for school yet. ( a, the, a, the)
  • 4. Jane and Bill are ___ very nice couple. She has __ clothes __ shop, and he works in ---office in __ centre of town. (a;a;an; the)
wb ex 7 p 241
WB. (Ex. 7, p. 24)
  • 5. A where are my shoes?
  • B. On ___ floor in ___ kitchen. (the;the)
  • 6. A. How much are the driving lessons?
  • B. Fifteen pounds__ hour. (an)
  • 7. When you come to bed, can you put__ cat out and turn off __ lights? (the; the)
  • 8. I went to _____ restaurant last night. (a)
  • 9. What’s ___ name of ___ restaurant we went to last night?

(the; the)

vocabulary and listening buying things sb ex 1 p 36
Vocabulary and Listening(Buying things- SB, (Ex. 1, p. 36)
  • What can you buy or do in these places?
  • 1. a clothes shop
  • 2. a chemist
  • 3. a café
  • 4. a bank
  • 5. a newsagent’s
listen and answer the questions
Listen and answer the questions
  • Listen to each conversation and answer the questions:
  • 1 Where are the conversations taking place? Choose from the places in exercise 1.
  • 2. What does the customer want?
  • 3. Can the shop assistant/Cashier help?
  • 4. How much does the customer pay?
complete the lines from the conversation
Complete the lines from the conversation
  • 1. A. Hello. Can I help you?
  • B. I’m just looking, thanks….
  • B. I ‘m looking for a jumper
  • like this, but in blue. Have you got one?
  • A. I’ll just have a look.
  • What size are you?
  • B. Medium
  • A. Here you are.
  • B. That’s great. Can I try it on?
  • A. Of course. The changing rooms are over there.
  • B. I like it.
  • A. It fits you very well
  • B. How much is it?
  • A. £ 39.99
  • B. O.K. I’ll have it.
  • A. How would you like to pay?
  • B. Cash.
complete the lines from the conversation1
Complete the lines from the conversation
  • 2. A. Could you help me?

I am looking for this month’s edition of

Vogue. Can you tell me Where is it?

  • B. Over there. Middle shelf. Next to She.
complete the lines from the conversation2
Complete the lines from the conversation
  • 3. A. Hello. I wonder if you could help me. I’ve got a bad cold and a sore throat. Can you give me something for it?
  • B. O.K you can take these three times a day.
  • A. Thank you. Could I have some tissues as well, please?
  • B. Sure, anything else?
  • A. No, that’s all, thanks.
complete the lines from the conversation3
Complete the lines from the conversation
  • 4. A. Good morning. Can I have a black coffee. Please?
  • B. Espresso?
  • A. Yes, please. Oh, and a doughnut, please.
  • B. I’m afraid, there aren’t any left
  • We’ve got some delicious carrot cake, and chocolate cake.
  • A. O.K. Carrot cake, then.
  • B. Certainly. Is that all ?
  • A. yes, thanks.
  • B. That’ll be £1.85, please.
  • A. Thank you.
everyday english prices and shopping
Everyday English(Prices and Shopping)
  • In your country, how much is …?
  • A pair of jeans
  • A packet of cigarettes
  • A hamburger
  • a litre of petrol
everyday english prices and shopping sb ex 3 p 37
Everyday English(Prices and Shopping) – SB, (Ex. 3 p. 37)
  • 3. Make conversations in these places with a partner. Use the ideas to help you.
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