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.)

Attention all young learners! Get ready to dive into the world of numbers with Unit 2 of ESL/EFL. In this exciting lesson, you will learn how to count from one to ten and recognize the spelling of numbers.

Not only will you learn to count, but you will also learn essential numbers vocabulary and how to describe things in numeric terms. Plus, you will learn how to use "There is/There are" when referring to nouns in the singular or plural noun form.

That's not all! In this lesson, you will also expand your vocabulary by learning a few countable nouns. You will discover that we end nouns with 's' in general when talking about nouns.

And wait, there's more! You will also learn to use the question format "How many…?" to ask for numbers. This is an important skill that will help you communicate effectively in English.

By the end of this unit, you will be a pro at counting, using numbers vocabulary, and asking for numbers in English. So, get ready to have fun while learning with Unit 2 of ESL/EFL.