1. Complete the text with some and any.
CITIES OF THE FUTURE?
Sea levels are rising, and 1 _____ major cities – like New York and London – are in danger. There aren’t 2 _____ easy answers to this problem, but scientists are looking at 3 _____ possibilities. For example, the strange things in the photo are called Lilypad Cities and they float on the surface of the ocean. They’re a kind of eco-city. They only use clean energy, so they don’t create 4 _____ pollution. And there aren’t 5 _____ cars – in fact, there aren’t 6 _____ roads. But there are 7 _____ footpaths. When the residents want 8 _____ exercise, they go for a walk in the artificial mountains. There are certainly 9 _____ big advantages to living in a Lilypad City. But sadly, there aren’t 10 _____ plans to build one yet.
1 some 2 any 3 some 4 any 5 any 6 any 7 some
8 some 9 some 10 any
2. Choose the correct alternatives.
1 Come on! Our bus leaves in five minutes. We haven’t got a little / much time.
2 We’re going to spend a few / many days in Rome next week.
3 mum’s job is boring, but she earns a lot of / much money.
4 There aren’t a few / many houses in the city centre.
5 dad always adds a little / much chilli sauce to his food.
6 I couldn’t find a seat on the train because there were lots of / a few people on it.
7 The fridge is nearly empty, but there are a few / many eggs.
8 Is there much / a little pollution in your city?
1 much 2 a few 3 a lot of 4 many 5 a little 6 lots of
7 a few 8 much
3. Choose the correct words to complete the sentences.
1 It’s hard to find your way around town because there aren’t many ________
a traffic b road signs c information
2 There are lots of expensive __________ in village.
a houses b transport c scenery
3 There are lots of __________ in the city centre.
a pollution b billboards c noise
4 At night, you don’t see many __________ in the centre.
a public transport b traffic c people
5 They don’t have much __________ in their new flat.
a bedrooms b people c space
6 His parents give him a few __________ every week.
a pounds b money c help
7 The pizza restaurant closed down because it was only making a little ________
a pizzas b meals c money
8 Is there usually much __________ in town?
a people b traffic c buses
1 b 2 a 3 b 4 c 5 c 6 a 7 c 8 b
4. Circle the correct alternatives in the text.
I live in a place called North Leyton. It’s a quiet town. There are 1 a few / a little restaurants and cafés in the centre, but there aren’t 2any / much nightclubs. There aren’t 3 a few / many shops in North Leyton, so most people go to the shopping centre out of town. It’s easy to get to because there are 4 a little / lots of buses.
There are 5 lots of / much good things about living in a quiet town. There isn’t 6 some / much pollution. And there’s 7 any / some beautiful scenery just outside the town. At weekends, I spend 8 a few / a lot of time riding mountain bike through the countryside.
1 a few 2 any 3 many 4 lots of 5 lots of 6 much
7 some 8 a lot of
Write a short description of your town like the one in exercise 4. Include all of the words in the box.
nightclub(s) shops restaurants traffic