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Preview of a booklet of handouts and worksheets that provide practice with count and non-count nouns in the context of food and food shopping. Designed for beginner level ESL/EFL students. The entire booklet is available at Teachers Pay Teachers.

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Preview Count and Non-Count Nouns

  1. 1. Preview Count and Non-count Nouns (Page 1) I like crackers and cheese. Count nouns are things that we can count separately. Count Nouns crackers cookies potato chips Non-count nouns are things that we don’t count separately. We look at the whole. Non-count Nouns cheese butter chocolate
  2. 2. Circle the items you can count. Preview Count and Non-count Nouns (Page 2) fruit nuts eggs soda spaghetti donuts cheese tomatoes bananas soup
  3. 3. Preview Count and Non-count Nouns (Page 5) Read the following sentences. Write the count nouns in the red box and the non- count nouns in the blue box. 1. Emma likes to eat strawberries and cream. 2. Chase likes to eat cheese and crackers. 3. Cole likes to eat pancakes and syrup. 4. Amelia likes to eat fruit and nuts. 5. Brody likes to eat cookies and drink milk. 6. Zoey likes to drink coffee and eat donuts. 7. Grace likes to drink tea and eat biscuits. 8. Luca likes to eat baked potatoes with butter and sour cream on top. 9. Colin likes to eat hotdogs with mayonaise and mustard on top. Count Nouns strawberries Non-count Nouns cream Emma likes to eat strawberries and cream.
  4. 4. Preview Sweet or Salty? (Page 9) Richard is taking a survey. He interviews his friends. He wants to find out if they like sweet foods or salty foods. Complete these conversations. Use a lot of or many. Richard: Do you like sweets or do you prefer salty snacks? Gabriella: I like sweets. I eat ____________ of sweets. I love chocolate cake and vanilla ice cream. I also like candy bars. I don’t like salty snacks. I really don’t like crackers. Richard: Do you eat ____________ salty snacks? Trevor: Yes. I am a salt lover. I eat ___________ potato chips, tortilla chips, and crackers. But I don’t eat ____________ nuts. I like pickles. I eat ____________ pickles. Richard: Do you eat sweet snacks or salty snacks? Raymond: I eat both. I eat ___________ cupcakes. I also eat ____________ pretzels. I like to eat chocolate cupcakes topped with vanilla frosting, salted caramel syrup, and a pretzel. Write the foods each person likes in the correct column. Gabriella Trevor Raymond
  5. 5. Preview Count and Non-count Nouns (Page 10) Santa is eating a cookie. Santa is eating some cookies. Santa is drinking some milk. Santa is drinking some milk. Use a or an in front of singular count nouns. Santa is eating a cookie. Santa’s reindeer is eating an apple. Use some in front of plural count nouns. Santa is eating some cookies. Santa is drinking some milk. Use some in front of non-count nouns. Santa is drinking some milk.
  6. 6. Preview Count and Non-count Nouns (Page 15) Juicy Fruit Salad 2 apples 1 orange 2 bananas 2 cups of grapes 1 cup of strawberries 1 cup of orange juice 2 teaspoons of sugar count nouns non-count nouns question How many apples do we need? How much sugar do we need? affirmative answer We need 2 apples. We need 2 teaspoons of sugar. question How many apples do we need? How much sugar do we need? negative answer We don’t need any. We don’t need any. Read the recipe above. Fill in the blanks below. Use many, much, any. Answer the question. 1. How much sugar do we need? We need 2 teaspoons of sugar. 2. How __________ bananas do we need? We need _____ bananas. 3. How __________ cinnamon do we need? We don’t need __________. 4. How __________ orange juice do we need? We need _____ ____________ _____ orange juice. 5. How __________ grapes do we need? We need _____ ____________ _____ grapes. 6. How __________ teaspoons of cinnamon do we need? We don’t need __________. 7. How __________ apples do we need? We need _____ apples. count nouns non-count nouns apples sugar peaches cinnamon grapes milk strawberries juice oranges orange juice bananas cups teaspoons count nouns non-count nouns 1 teaspoon of sugar sugar 2 teaspoons of cinnamon cinnamon 3 cups of milk milk 4 cups of juice juice 1 cup of orange juice orange juice 1 cup of strawberries 2 cups of grapes YOU CAN COUNT WORDS LIKE TEASPOON AND CUP. USE THESE WORDS WITH COUNT AND NON-COUNT NOUNS.
  7. 7. Preiew Containers (Page 19) List food items under their correct container. Remember, some food items can come in more than one kind of container. Make it a game. How many food items can you list below in 3 minutes? a bag of a box of a bottle of a bunch of a can of a carton of a container of a gallon of a head of a jar of a loaf of a package of a six pack of a slice of a stick of a tub of
  8. 8. Preview Count and Non-count Nouns (Page 25) chicken wings $1.99/lb 12 pack of soda $4.99 potato chips 2 packages for $4.00 strawberries 2 cartons for $5.00 16 freshly baked chocolate chip cookies for $6.00 beef patties $5.00/lb jumbo grilled shrimp $5.99/lb orange juice $3.00/bottle frozen french fries $2.99/package 8”x8” pan of chocolate brownies $2.99 hamburger buns 2 packages for $4.00 smoked sausage $2.99/package dill pickles $1.40/jar peanuts $5.99/jar cheese crackers $2.49/box boneless chicken breasts $3.50/lb fresh corn in the husk 38¢ each red wine 12.99/bottle green olives $3.99/jar baked beans $1.00/can sparkling mineral water $1.99/bottle tortilla chips $1.69/bag chocolate ice cream cones $2.99 for a box of 8 snack crackers $2.29/box Read the ad above and plan a party. You have $50.00 to spend. Make a list of what you want to buy and add the total. Work in a group. Harry’s Supermarket Weekly Ad
  9. 9. Preview Count and Non-count Nouns (Page 26) Photo and Image Credits: Microsoft Office Creative Commons Images Flickr Creative Commons/Allison Faith, shehan peruma, Brian Hart Free Digital Photos www.freedigitalphotos.net /Ambro Search – Best – Cartoon http://www.search-best-cartoon.com/index.html http://www.search-best-cartoon.com/cartoon-fruit/cartoon-fruit-eating- apple.jpg http://www.search-best-cartoon.com/cartoon-reindeer/cartoon-reindeer-13.jpg Thank-You so very much for purchasing this product. To see the other products that I have available at Teachers Pay Teachers, please visit my store. http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Susan-Watson Count and Non-count Nouns is a 26 page booklet of handouts and worksheets that provide practice with the uses of count and non-count nouns in the context of food and food shopping. It is designed for beginner level ESL/EFL students. Many of the handouts and worksheets can be used individually, parts of the booklet can be used as a mini lesson, or the entire booklet can be used as a longer lesson.

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