English Grammar Exercises for A1 – Quantity

1. Are these nouns usually countable or uncountable? Write C (countable) or U (uncountable).

1   beef

2   apple

3   ham

4   grape

5   water

6   salt

7   tomato

8   potato

9   sugar

10 sandwich

11 fruit

12 bread

13 vegetable

14 pork

15 tuna

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1 U   2 C   3 U   4 C   5 U   6 U   7 C   8 C   9 U   10 C   11 U

1213 C   14 U   15 U

2. Write the plural form of the countable nouns in exercise 1. Add -s or -es.

__apples_________      _____________

__________________

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grapes, tomatoes, potatoes, sandwiches, vegetables

3. Complete the sentences and questions with some and any.

1 Have we got __________ milk?

2 There isn’t __________ sugar in this coffee.

3 There are __________ apples in the bowl.

4 Is there __________ ham in the fridge?

5 There’s __________ meat on your plate.

6 Is there __________ butter in this sandwich?

7 There are __________ prawns on this pizza.

8 Are there __________ carrots in the bag?

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1 any   2 any   3 some   4 any   5 some   6 any   7 some

8 any

4. What’s on the table? Write sentences. Use There’s some (+ uncountable noun) or There are some (+ plural noun).

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(bread) There’s some bread.

(ham) ________.

(sandwiches) ________.

(grapes) ________.

(apples) ________.

(tomatoes) ________.

(milk) ________.

(sugar) ________.

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2 There’s some ham.   3 There are some sandwiches.

4 There are some grapes.   5 There are some apples.

6 There are some tomatoes.   7 There’s some milk.

8 There’s some sugar.

5. Complete the dialogue with How much or how many. Then listen and check.

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Louis  OK. Let’s make this pizza. 1 __How much__ oil do we need?

Karen We need half a cup of oil.

Louis  OK. What else? 2 _____ flour do we need?

Karen 300 grams.

Louis  And 3 _____ cheese?

Karen 200 grams. We also need tomatoes peppers and ham.

Louis  OK. 4 _____ tomatoes do we need?

Karen We need four.

Louis  Good. Here they are. 5 _____ peppers?

Karen Two red ones.

Louis  OK. And finally, 6 _____ ham do we need?

Karen Three slices.

Louis  Great. We’ve got everything we need.

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2 How much 3 how much 4 How many 5 How many

6 how much

Transcript

Louis  OK. Let’s make this pizza. How much oil do we need?

Karen We need half a cup of oil.

Louis  OK. What else? How much flour do we need?

Karen 300 grams.

Louis  And how much cheese?

Karen 200 grams. We also need tomatoes, peppers and ham.

Louis  OK. How many tomatoes do we need?

Karen We need four.

Louis  Good. Here they are. How many peppers?

Karen Two red ones.

Louis  OK. And finally, how much ham do we need?

Karen Three slices.

Louis  Great! We’ve got everything we need.

Challenge!

Write the questions. Use How much or How many. Then write true answers.

1 books / read / a year?

  ________

  ________

2 housework / do / a week?

  ________

  ________

3 exams / have / a month?

  ________

  ________

4 coffee / drink / a day?

     ________

     ________

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1 How many books do you read a year?

2 How much housework do you do a week?

3 How many exams do you have a month?

4 How much coffee do you drink a day?