English Course for Beginners - CEFR A2 - Lesson 1 of 25

Much / Many

Read and listen to four conversations using the grammar.

Conversation 1

Man: Is your town a nice place to live?
Woman: Yes, there are many nice places in my town.
Man: Oh, yeah. What, for example?
Woman: Well, we have many nice parks and many nice restaurants.
Man: What about cafes? I like to study at cafes.
Woman: We have a few cafes, but they are not great.

Conversation 2

Man: I am going to the supermarket. What do we need?
Woman: We need some milk, some bread and some juice.
Man: Do we need any eggs?
Woman: No, we have a lot of eggs.
Man: Do we need any butter?
Woman: Yes, we have a little butter but we need more.
Man: Do we have any apples?
Woman: We have a few apples but we need some more, I think.

Conversation 3

Man: Is there a gym at your school?
Woman: Yes, but it is not very good.
Man: Oh, why is that?
Woman: Well, there isn’t much equipment.
Man: Oh, that’s too bad. My school has a nice gym.
Woman: Does it have nice equipment?
Man: Yes, it has lots of weight machines but not many free weights.
Woman: Sounds a lot better than my gym!

Conversation 4

Man: Do you want to go to the movies on Friday?
Woman: I can’t. I don’t have much money right now.
Man: That is OK. I can pay for you.
Woman: Oh, that’s sweet of you to offer. But, I don’t have much free time either.
Man: Oh, are you busy?
Woman: Yes, I have many assignments for school.
Man: OK, maybe next time.

Grammar Focus


(Q) How many bananas do we have?
(A) We have many.
(A) We have some.
(A) We have a few.
(N) We don’t have many.
(N) We don’t have any.


(Q) How much milk do we have?
(A) We have a lot.
(A) We have some.
(A) We have a little.
(N) We don’t have a lot.
(N) We don’t have much.
(N) We don’t have any.

Answer these questions about the interview.

Gap Fill: Complete the conversation with the correct word!


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A2-21 Stative Verbs
What are you cooking? It smells great.

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A2-22 Determiners and Plural Nouns
I make omelets or pancakes. Do you cook?

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A2-23 Much / Many
There are many nice places in my town.

                        Grammar Lesson
A2-24 Too / Few / Enough
Two should be enough.

A2 Grammar Lesson
A2-25 One / It / They / Them / Some
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