You will study how to express quantity.




Imagen: "Shoshone falls, Idaho", Karthick123 (2011), Wikimedia Commons.

Instructions: Read the description about Idaho. Look at the words in bold.

Idaho is a state in the northwestern region of the United States. The state’s largest city and capital is Boise. Residents are called “Idahoans”. Idaho is a mountainous state. Idaho’s nickname is the “Gem State”, because nearly every known type of gemstone has been found there. Idaho is sometimes called the “Potato State” owing to its popular and widely distributed crop.


The state is rich in renewable energy resources. The Snake River Plain and smaller river basins provide Idaho with some of the nation’s best hydroelectric power resources and its geologically active mountain areas have significant geothermal power and wind power potential. These Realities have shaped much of the state’s energy landscape.

Idaho. Retrieved and adapted, February 2019, from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idaho

Getting started: Lava Hot Springs, Idaho

Instructions: Read the text to do the activities suggested.

Located in the mountainous valley of the Portneuf river and the old route of the Oregon Trail, Lava Hot Springs is a popular touristic location because there are numerous hot springs to bathe in. Many people believe that the springs have curative properties associated with the hot mineral water and refer to the springs as “the heating waters”. This looks like lots of fun, floating down a rapid river on a hot summer day. During spring break and summer there are a lot of young visitors. Idaho has much snow in the winter and there is little rain in the summer.

Lava Hot Springs. Retrieved and adapted 2011 from http://www.lavahotsprings.org/event/fireworks.html

Other attractions

Instructions: Choose the best option for each statement.

  1. There is/ There are a Historical Center Museum.
  2. There are any/ some Indian Trail for hiking.
  3. There is/ There are also a ski area 15 miles northwest of Lava Hot Springs.
  4. There is a lake for fishing but there are little/ few rivers.
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Let’s find out how to express amount or quantity.

Instructions: Look at the following information about Quantifiers

Quantifiers are used to express amount or quantity.

  1. a lot of / many; some; a few; (are not) many; (are not) any are used with countable nouns. Look at the following examples:

    • a) There are a lot of apples. /There are many apples.
    • b) There are some apples.
    • c) There are a few apples.
    • d) There aren’t many apples.
    • e) There aren’t any apples.
  2. a lot of / much; a little; some; (is not) much; (is not) any are used with uncountable nouns.

    Look at the following examples:

    • a) There is a lot of sugar. / There is much sugar.
    • b) There is a little sugar.
    • c) There is some sugar.
    • d) There isn’t much sugar.
    • e) There isn’t any sugar.


Using quantifiers

Instructions: Drag the quantifiers to the correct place.

any many a few a little mucha lot of some
  1. I don’t have _____ food in the fridge.
  2. There is _____ milk.
  3. She has _____ children.
  4. There are _____ mistakes.
  5. There isn’t _____ water.
  6. They don’t have _____ money.
  7. There’s _____ coffee.


Where I live

Instructions: Select the correct option.

  1. There aren’t any/ some parking lots.
  2. There are any/ many houses.
  3. There aren’t any/ many fountains.
  4. There are any/ some parks.
  5. There are any/ some grocery stores.
  6. There aren’t any/ some drugstores.
  7. There are any/ a lot of bus stops.
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Let’s use quantifiers

Instructions: Choose the right options in the following text.

  1. There are any/ many colleges in Ohio.
  2. There are little/ few colleges in Pennsylvania.
  3. There is some/ any universities in Oregon.
  4. Ohio and Georgia have any/ some colleges.
  5. Missouri and New Mexico have little/ few universities.
  6. Alabama doesn’t have any/ some expensive colleges.
  7. The university of California have any/ some campuses.
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