Any / Some (Lesson Plan)
Beginner ESL students can hear real people speaking natural English using any and some. Recommended study plan:
- Watch the video
- Take the quiz
- Listen again and read the script
- Learn the grammar with the notes
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Katie: So, I want to make breakfast for everybody. Do we have anything to make breakfast with?
Todd: We do, but not much. I think we need to go to the store. Let's make a list, and I'll buy some stuff today and bring it back for breakfast.
Katie: Okay. Well, how about eggs? Do we have eggs?
Todd: Oh, yeah. We have plenty of eggs. We have maybe two dozen eggs. I bought eggs yesterday, so we have enough eggs.
Katie: Okay. How about pancake mix? Do we have pancake mix?
Todd: I don't think so. I think we have some, but it's not enough, so I will buy more.
Todd: How much do we need?
Katie: Maybe two packets.
Todd: Two packets? Okay. Two big boxes?
Katie: Yeah, maybe two big boxes of pancake mix.
Katie: Do we have any sugar?
Todd: I don't think so. We have some, but again, I think it's not enough, so I'll buy-
Katie: I like to make a lot of pancakes.
Todd: Okay, so I'll buy a lot of sugar.
Todd: I'll buy a big bag of sugar.
Katie: That sounds good. Do we have any milk?
Todd: We do have a little, but it's not enough, so I'll buy some more. Maybe two cartons of milk? Two liters?
Katie: Sounds good.
Katie: Do we have any bacon?
Todd: We don't have any bacon.
Katie: No bacon?
Todd: No, but we have ham. We have lots of ham. Can we have ham instead of bacon?
Katie: No. It's got to be bacon.
Todd: Okay, so I'll buy some bacon. How much?
Katie: How about six rashers of bacon?
Katie: Or six packets of bacon.
Todd: Six packets? Okay.
Katie: Sounds good. Do we have any coffee?
Todd: We do, but probably not enough, so I'll buy a big can of coffee.
Katie: Okay. Everyone needs to drink coffee.
Todd: Yeah. Plus, we need coffee for us.
Katie: Of course. How about juice? Do we have any juice?
Todd: We do. We actually have lots of juice. I bought juice two days ago, and it was on sale, so I bought three cartons of juice.
Katie: Three cartons?
Todd: Yeah. We need to drink the juice.
Katie: Okay. That's not a problem, then.
Todd: Yeah, we have enough juice.
Katie: Do we have any syrup?
Todd: I think we also have a lot of syrup because we had breakfast a while ago, and we didn't use that much, so there's enough syrup.
Katie: Okay. How about when it's time for washing up? Do we have any dish soap?
Todd: I think there's some, but not enough, so we need to buy some more.
Katie: We're going to have lots of washing up to do.
Todd: Okay. I'll put that on the list.
Todd: All right. I think the list is complete. We should be okay.
Todd: I'll buy everything, and then we should have enough of everything for breakfast tomorrow.
Katie: You buy it, and I'll make it.
Todd: Oh, sounds good.
Basic Quantifiers - Grammar Focus
(Q) Do you have a car?
(A) Yes, I have a car.
(A) Yes, I have one.
(N) No, I don't have a car.
(N) No, I don't have one.
(Q) Do you have any paper?
(A) Yes, I have some paper.
(A) Yes, I have some.
(N) No, I don't have any paper
(N) No, I don't have any .
(Q) Do you have any books?
(A) Yes, I have some books.
(A) Yes, I have some.
(N) No, I don't have any books.
(N) No, I don't have any.
(N) I have no books.
(N) There is not a park in town.
(N) There is no park in town.
(N) I don't have any time.
(N) I have no time.
(N) I don't have any international friends.
(N) I have no international friends.