Numbers: How many apples? ESL Video

  • Topic: How many apples?
  • Communication Objectives: To count within ten (1-10) and ask questions that have responses in numerical format.
  • Language Objectives: To use the question phrase ‘How many’ to ask questions with numerical answers, and to understand the phrase ‘How many’ and respond appropriately with a numerical answer.
  • Vocabulary:  Numbers – one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten. Nouns - apples, dogs, etc.
  • Sentence Structures:
    • How many dogs are there?
    • There is one dog.
    • How many cats are there?
    • There are two cats.


  • Grammar:
    • How many: Get a numerical response to a question with the phrase ‘how many’
    • There is:  when there is only one item.  (There is one dog. / There is a dog.)

There are: where there is more than one item.  (There are two dogs. / There are three dogs.)