Numbers: How many apples?

  • Topic: How many apples?
  • Communication Objectives: To learn to count from one to ten and ask for number responses.
  • Language Objectives: To learn to ask and answer questions using the ‘How many’ question format.
  • Vocabulary:  Numbers – one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, apples, dogs, etc.
  • Sentence Structures:
    • How many apples are there?
    • There is one apple.
    • How many oranges are there?
    • There are two oranges.


  • Grammar:
    • How many: Practice using the question format, ‘how many’ to trigger a response with numbers.
    • There is:  used when we only have one item.  (There is one apple. / There is an apple.)
    • There are: used when we have more than one item.  (There are two apples. / There are three apples.)