English Grammar Exercises for A1 – how much / how many, much / many / a lot of, a few / a little

1. Complete the sentences with much or many.

1) There aren’t ____________ pens in pencil case.

2) He hasn’t got ____________ rice.

3) They haven’t got ____________ bananas.

4) There isn’t ____________ water in the bottle.

5) We haven’t got ____________ sugar.

6) There aren’t ____________ books on the shelf.

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1) many   2) much   3) many   4) much   5) much   6) many

2. Complete the dialogue. Choose how much or how many.

Francis  Let’s have some lunch. Do you want a sandwich?

Melanie Yes, OK. But 1 how muchhow many bread is there?

Francis  There’s a lot.

Melanie Good. We need some butter too. 2 How muchHow many butter have we got? Look in the fridge.

Francis  There’s a lot of butter too.

Melanie I’d like a tomato sandwich. 3 How muchHow many tomatoes are there?

Francis  There aren’t any tomatoes.

Melanie Oh. What about eggs? 4 How muchHow many eggs are there?

Francis  Six.

Melanie Let’s have egg sandwiches, then.

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1) how much   2) How much   3) How many   4) How many

3. Complete the questions with how much and how many, and is there and are there.

1) How many crisps are there?

2) _____ cheese __________?

3) _____ grapes __________?

4) _____ sandwiches __________?

5) _____ lettuce __________?

6) _____ olives __________?

7) _____ chicken __________?

8) _____ strawberries __________?

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2) How much cheese is there?

3) How many grapes are there?

4) How many sandwiches are there?

5) How much lettuce is there?

6) How many olives are there?

7) How much chicken is there?

8) How many strawberries are there?

4. Look at the picture below. What’s left after the party? Answer the questions in exercise 3. Use There isn’t much. / There are a lot. / There aren’t many.

1) There are a lot.

2) _____.

3) _____.

4) _____.

5) _____.

6) _____.

7) _____.

8) _____.

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2) There isn’t much.   3) There aren’t many.

4) There aren’t many.   5) There isn’t much.   6) There are a lot.

7) There isn’t much.   8) There aren’t many.

5. Complete the sentences. Use a little or a few.

1) We’ve got __________ carrots in the fridge.

2) There’s only __________ milk.

3) Can I have __________ sugar, please?

4) There are __________ apples on the table.

5) ‘Would you like some pasta?’ ‘Just __________ I’m not very hungry.’

6) I often go out with __________ friends at the weekend.

7) I sometimes have __________ sugar in coffee.

8) We usually buy __________ newspapers at the weekend.

9) I’ve only got __________ time before I have to go to school.

10) We need __________ tomatoes and __________ cheese to make the pizzas.

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1) a few   2) a little   3) a little   4) a few   5) a little

6) a few   7) a little   8) a few   9) a little   10) a few, a little

6. Complete the sentences with the words below.

a few      a little      a lot of      how many      how much      many      much

1) I don’t want __________ chips with fish, just a few.

2) _____ bread do you eat every day?

3) little brother only eats __________ vegetables.

4) friends eat __________ junk food, especially burgers and pizza.

5) I only want __________ milk in coffee, please.

6) _____ sweets do you buy a week?

7) We don’t eat __________ ice cream – only in the summer.

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1) many   2) How much   3) a few   4) a lot of   5) a little

6) How many   7) much

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