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Stage 5

Talking about quantity (3)

Nesta aula do nosso curso online de inglês, você continuará a aprender sobre como falar de quantidade.

1 . As palavras no quadro são contáveis ou incontáveis? Quais você não coloca no plural?

minute | milk | egg | orange | money | mistake | luggage | food | rice | bread | apple | friend

Grammar: a lot of / lots of / much / many / some

Quando queremos nos referir a uma grande quantidade, podemos usar a lot of (ou lots of ), much ou many.

A lot of (ou lots of ) pode ser usado tanto com substantivos contáveis como incontáveis e, em geral, é usado em frases afirmativas.
I’ve got a lot of friends.
She’s got lots of money.

Some pode ser usado tanto com substantivos contáveis como incontáveis e, em geral, é usado em frases afirmativas.
There is some milk in the glass.

Many só pode ser usado com substantivos contáveis e, em geral, é usado em perguntas ou afirmações negativas.
How many friends have you got?
I haven’t got many friends.

Much só pode ser usado com substantivos incontáveis. Como many, em geral é usado em perguntas ou afirmações negativas.
How much money have you got?
I haven’t got much money.

2 . Observe o quadro sobre gramática acima e leia as frases abaixo. Anote as frases que estão corretas. Para as demais, sublinhe as palavras incorretas e escreva as corretamente acima delas.

1 There isn’t many milk left; can you go and get some more?

2 How much luggage have you got?

3 She hasn’t got some friends.

4 They made much mistakes in the report.

5 There weren’t much people at the party.

6 There are lots of eggs in the fridge. Let’s make a cake.

7 How many rice would you like?

3 . Observe este trecho extraído de uma carta e complete-o usando a lot of, many, much ou some. Em alguns casos, mais de uma resposta é possível.

I started my new job last week. The company I work for has a small office in the city. There aren’t …………. people there; just me and five others. The boss makes us work very hard and there are always ………….. things to do, so I don’t get …………..free time during the day; maybe half an hour for lunch and ten minutes for tea or coffee in the morning. This is a bit annoying, because there are ……………. good shops in the area, and you know how much I like shopping! On the other hand, they don’t pay me very ……………….. money, so it’s probably just as well I don’t get the chance to spend it! The good news is that I have managed to save ……………… money for my holiday next month!

4 . Complete as frases ligando a coluna da esquerda (1–6) à coluna da direita (a–f).

1 We’d love to help you, but unfortunately we haven’t got

2 You should visit London when you are in England. There are

3 I enjoy a good social life. I have

4 My social life isn’t great. I don’t have

5 We’ll have to go to a restaurant for dinner. There isn’t

6 Let’s eat at home tonight. There’s

a) lots of food in the house.

b) some really good friends.

c) a lot of good museums that I would recommend.

d) much food in the house.

e) many friends.

f) much time before our train leaves.

5 . Ouça a gravação e confira as suas respostas do exercício 4.

20 minutes+

Complete as frases com uma das expressões do quadro abaixo.

lots of things | much money | many friends | some water | some broken glass

1 Are you thirsty? There’s ………………………………in the fridge.

2 He’s unhappy. He hasn’t got ……………………………….. .

3 Be careful! There’s …………………………….. on the floor.

4 I can’t go out tonight. I haven’t got …………………………….. .

5 There are ……………………………… that I don’t like.


Word Bank

annoying (adjetivo) = irritante

mistake (substantivo) = erro

social life (substantivo) = vida social


Respostas:

Exercício 1

Countable: minute, egg, orange, mistake, apple, friend

Uncountable: milk, money, luggage, food, rice, bread

Uncountable nouns are not said in the plural.

Exercício 2

1 There isn’t much milk left …

2 ✓

3 She hasn’t got many friends.

4 They made many mistakes in the report.

5 There weren’t many people at the party.

6 ✓

7 How much rice would you like?

Exercício 3

There aren’t many (or a lot of) people there …

there are always a lot of (or many) things to do …

I don’t get much (or a lot of) free time during …

This is a bit annoying, because there are some (or a lot of or many) good shops …

they don’t pay me very much money …

I have managed to save a lot of (or some) money for my holiday …

Exercício 4

1-f; 2-c; 3-b; 4-e; 5-d; 6-a

20 minutes+

1 some water

2 many friends

3 some broken glass

4 much money

5 lots of things