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ESL Practice on:

1. How much/ how many...

2. Count vs. non-count nouns.

3. Expressions of quantity: a few, a little, many, much, a lot of.


I. How much / how many

1. We need some tea. _____________________do we need?

2. We need some eggs. _____________________do we need?

3. We need some paper. _____________________do we need?

4. We need some money. ______________________do we need?

5. _______________________ cigarettes do you smoke a day?

6. _____________________packets of cigarettes do you have?

7. ______________________ work have you got to do?

8. ____________sleep did you get last night?

9. ________________children have you got?

10.___________________bottles of wine are there in the cellar?

11.______________________ English grammar do you know?

12. _______________________ Americans do you know?

13.________________________sugar do you take in your tea?

14. ______________________ apples do you eat in a week?

15. ______________________ real friends do you have?

16. _______________________ chairs are there in your house?


17. _______________________ furniture do you have?

18.__________________________ Times must I tell you?

II. Decide whether each noun is count, non-count, or


both

1. Man a) count b) non-count c) both

2. Rice a) count b) non-count c) both

3. Time a) count b) non-count c) both

4. Information a) count b) non-count c) both

5. Weather a) count b) non-count c) both

6. Class a) count b) non-count c) both

7. Furniture a) count b) non-count c) both

8. Soap a) count b) non-count c) both

9. Idea a) count b) non-count c) both

10. Light a) count b) non-count c) both


11. Sheep a) count b) non-count c) both

III. Expressions of quantity

A. Complete the sentences with a lot of, much or many.

1 How ……………… paintings were stolen from the art gallery?


2 How ……………… money have you got?
3 There were ……………… Manchester United supporters at the football
match.
4 By the time we got to the front of the cinema queue, there weren’t
……………… tickets left.
5 ……………… flights were delayed because of the bad weather.

B. Complete the sentences with a few or a little.

1 Juan can’t speak English very well. He only knows ……………… words.

2 Karen managed to save up ……………… money for her summer


holidays.

3 Helen had ……………… hours to wait before her flight left New York, so
she went shopping.

4 Tim moved to Scotland ……………… years ago.

5 There was only ……………… traffic on the road, so we got to the


airport on time.