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• Hi. I'm Anne, and I speak American English.

• I'm a student, and I like to read and learn about languages.

• Today, we will learn about quantifiers.

• Last time, we learned about countable and uncountable nouns.

• And we use quantifiers, such as 'much', 'many',

• 'a lot of', 'a little', and 'a few' with nouns.

• Quantifiers tell us the number or amount of a noun.

• We use the quantifier "much" with uncountable nouns.

• "Much" means a large amount. We only use 'much' in questions and in negative sentences.

• For example: Is there much rain in summer?

• No, there's not much rain and summer.

• We also use "a little" with uncountable nouns.

• "A little" means a small amount.

• For example: There is a little water in the bottle.

• We use the quantifiers "many" and "a few" with plural countable nouns.

• "Many" means a large number.

• For example: There are many palm trees on the island.

• "A few" means a small number. There are a few birds outside.

• We use the quantifier "a lot of" with both uncountable and countable nouns.

• "A lot of" means a large amount or number.

• There is a lot of rain in spring.

• There are a lot of cars on the highway.

• Let's take a quick tour of some places in the U.S.

• and use quantifiers to describe what we see.

• Our first stop is New York City.

• Here, there are many tall buildings and cars.

• There's also a little grass and nature.

• Is there much snow in Alaska?

• Yes, there's a lot of snow in Alaska.

• In California, there are a lot of palm trees.

• On this beach, there are a few birds.

• Now, it's your turn.

• Click pause and choose the correct quantifiers in these sentences.

• Task of the week!

• Describe the landscape of your country using quantifiers.

• Next time, we will learn about the difference between adjectives and adverbs.

• This is American English. Thank you for watching.

Hi. I'm Anne, and I speak American English.

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YT Lin posted on 2016/12/19
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