Text written by Remi Brezini
Based on an original idea by Remi Brezini
Student’s name: NA
Class: Flyers 1
Sunday, August 21st 2016.
1/ hello everybody, thank you for attending this event. My name is QUan, I’m Vietnamese, I’m 12 years old, I’m a flyer, and I’m learning English at remisol.
2. Hello, my name is Thu but my classmates call me Thu 4. I’m Vietnamese. I’m 10 years old. I’m a Flyer and I’m learning English at Remisol.
3. Hello, my name is Duy. I’m Vietnamese. I’m 13 years old. I’m a Flyer and I’m learning English at Remisol.
4. Hello, my name is Truc but my classmates call me Black Panda. I’m Vietnamese. I’m 12 years old. I’m a Flyer and I’m learning English at Remisol.
5. Today, we will talk to you about quantities.
6. So Quan, what does the word quantity mean?
7. ACCORDING TO OXFORD ADVANCED LEARNEAR’S DICTIONARY. QUANTITY IS A NOUN. THE PLURAL FORM OF QUANTITY IS QUANTITIES. IT’S THE MEASUREMENT OF SOMETHING BY STATING HOW MUCH OF IT THERE IS.
8. Do you have any examples with the word quantity?
9. SURE. HERE IS AN EXAMPLE FOR YOU, Panda: “THE DATA IS LIMITED IN TERMS OF BOTH QUALITY AND QUANTITY.”
10. And I do have another example for you guys: “His reputation as a writer is based more on quantity than on quality.”
11. Any other examples?
12. Yes, I do have a nice example for you, Black Panda. Mathematics is the science of pure quantity.
13. AND I THINK YOU DO HAVE ANOTHER DeFINiTION OF THE WORD”QUANTITY”, THU 4. DON’T YOU?
14. Yes I do:
This definition depends on whether the noun is countable or uncountable. So, quantity is a number of something or an amount of something.
15. Any other examples for the second definition?
16. Alcohol can be bad for you if consumed in large quantities.
17. Add a small quantity of raisins.
18. WE SAY A HUGE QUANTITY OF FOOD.
19. nhi 1: Now the question is: How do we express quantities of food in English, and what is the grammar needed?
20. quan 1: To answer this question, let’s have a look at this poster. All four pictures represent different quantities of food.
21. duy: First, let’s look at picture 1 and picture 3. Both picture 1 and picture 3 show small quantities of food. But there is a difference between the two pictures.
22. truc 1: In picture 1, we can see a small quantity of milk in a glass. Milk is an uncountable noun.
23. mai anh: In picture 3, we can see 3 cookies in a plate. That is a small quantity. Cookie is a countable noun.
24. thu 4: So we use “a little”, and we say “there is a little milk” in picture 1. We use “a few”, and we say “there are a few cookies” in picture 3.
25. quan 1: Similarly, both picture 2 and picture 4 show big quantities of food. But there is a difference between the two pictures.
26. truc 2: In picture 2, we can see a large quantity of milk in a glass. Milk is an uncountable noun.
27. duy: In picture 3, we can see 12 cookies. That is a big quantity. Cookie is a countable noun.
28. nhi 1: So we use “a lot of” and we say “there is a lot of milk” in picture 2. We use “a lot of” and we say “there are a lot of cookies” in picture 4.
29. truc 2: In the light of what was said before, we come to the following conclusion:
30. mai anh: To express quantities of food in English, we need to take into account two factors.
31. quan 1: First factor: We have to consider whether the food is a countable noun or an uncountable noun.
32. duy: Second factor: We have to consider whether the quantity of food is large or small.
33. nhi 1: This is the end of our presentation. Thank you for your time, and again thank you very much for being here today.
34. truc 1: We hope you have enjoyed watching and listening to us.
35. thu 4: We are open to any questions, and we highly appreciate your feedback.
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