Unit 2: How many apples


  • ESL/EFL young learners will learn how to count from one to ten and recognize the spelling of numbers.
  • To teach essential numbers vocabulary and how to describe things in numeric terms.
  • Learn to use ‘There is/There are’ when referring to nouns in the singular or plural noun form.
  • In this kids English lesson learn that we end nouns with ‘s’ in general when talking about nouns.
  • Expand vocabulary by learning a few countable noun.
  • Learn to use the question format ‘How many…?’ to ask for numbers.

Main Lesson Materials & Study Steps

numbers video lesson

1st –This cartoon animated video features a short dialogue, followed by vocabulary and sentence breakdown. It is essential for introducing the words, phrases, grammar, spelling and sentences of the lesson in context. Watch repeatedly to master the content. The video plays on any device.

numbers game

2nd – Then the student plays this fun game after watching the video, to practice the contents of the lesson. The game reviews key vocabulary, grammar and sentences from the lessons. This game can be played on any device.

numbers test

3rd – Finally the learner takes this test of the unit. The score of this test is captured in the LMS and gives educators an idea of how well their learner is doing. The test opens on any device – mobile & PC.

Worksheets for the Unit

The worksheets below are useful for offline and classroom activities. These printable exercises directly correlate with the above lesson 'Numbers'. Every worksheet comes with an answer sheet on the second page for educators.

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Lesson Story:

Freddie is asking Lisa several questions which require a numbers response.


Key Sentences

  • numbers
  • one, two, three, four, five
  • six, seven, eight, nine, ten
  • bananas, apples, oranges, dogs
  • What number is this?
  • It’s the number one.
  • How many apples can you see?
  • I can see one apple.
  • How many bananas are there?
  • There is…/There are…

This lesson is part of the Starter 2 English course for absolute beginners.

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Learning to count is one of the essential skills for young ESL/EFL learners. In Unit 2: How Many Apples, kids will learn how to count from one to ten, recognize the spelling of numbers, and use them to describe things in numeric terms. This unit also introduces countable nouns and teaches students to use 'There is/There are' when referring to nouns in the singular or plural noun form.

The fun and interactive video lesson features a short dialogue, followed by vocabulary and sentence breakdowns to help students learn in context. Students can practice their newly acquired skills with the numbers game, which reviews key vocabulary and grammar from the lesson. Finally, learners take a test to evaluate their understanding of the unit.

In addition to the video lesson, game, and test, educators can utilize the worksheets included with the unit to provide offline and classroom activities that correlate with the lesson. By the end of Unit 2, young learners will have a solid foundation in counting and using numbers in English.