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Put "much", "many", "a little" or "a few" into these sentences: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Are there How


products of that type on the market? time have you got? ideas about the design of the packaging.

I've had

He doesn't earn There are only

money. women in the engineering profession.

Their busy period is during the winter months. They don't have so the summer. Can you spare me There aren't

work to do in

time please? I'd like to talk to you about some ideas I've had. trains after eleven in the evening. more coffee?

Would you like

I won't be free until 10 o'clock. I have to see

people before our meeting.

Fill in the blanks using little or few.


1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. There is money in the wallet. Ive got a books. My mum has got a cigarettes in the packet. I cant wait for you. Ive got Brenda has got a friends. time. Fred has got a English books. There is butter left. We need to buy some. There are people at the cinema as the film is not very good. I have got magazines. I prefer books.

10. There is a pizza in the fridge if you are hungry.

Fill in the blanks using much or many.


1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. How How How How How How

books did you buy? money do you have did the car cost? apples are there in the basket? times have you been to the dentist? butter do you need?

7. 8. 9.

How How How

oranges do you want? wine does he drink? girls are there in your class?

10. How

stamps have you got in your collection?

Fill in the blanks using a/an, some, any , much or many.


sandwich for lunch. 2. We had cake with the tea. 3. I often have fried egg for dinner. 4. There arent pears left. Only two. 5. Would you like tea? 6. Dont eat so chocolate or youll get fat. 7. I dont drink beer. I dont like it. 8. There is tub of margarine in the fridge. 9. The child put sand into the bucket. 10. I can lend you money if you need it.
1.

I ate

Put in much/many/few/little (one word only). She isn't very popular. She has few friends. Ann is very busy these days. She has _______ free time. Did you take _______ photographs when you were on holiday? I'm not very busy today. I haven't got _______ to do. This is a very modern city. There are _______ old buildings. The weather has been very dry recently. We've had _______ rain. 'Do you know Rome?' "No. I haven't been there for _______ yea

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Put in a where necessary. Write 'OK' if the sentence is already complete. Key. 1 She's lucky. She has few problems. 2 Things are not going so well for her. She has few problems. 3 Can you lend me few dollars? 4 There was little traffic, so the journey didn't take very long. 5 I can't give you a decision yet. I need little time to think. 6 It was a surprise that he won the match. Few people expected him to win. 7 I don't know much Spanish - only few words. 8 I wonder how Sam is. I haven't seen him for few months.

Put in little / a little / few / a few. Key.

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Gary is very busy with his job. He has little time for other things. Listen carefully. I'm going to give you _______ advice. Do you mind if I ask you _______ questions? It's not a very interesting place to visit, so _______ tourists come here. I don't think Jill would be a good teacher. She's got patience. 'Would you like milk in your coffee?' 'Yes, _______.' This is a very boring place to live. There's _______ to do. 'Have you ever been to Paris?' 'Yes, I've been there _______ times.'

Complete the sentences below with one of the following words : some | any | a little | a few | much | many
(There are sometimes two possibilities.) (The answers are at the bottom of the page.)

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Not all of the children went outside. ____________of them stayed in the classroom. I have to go to the supermarket. There isn't _________ coffee left. How ________ loaves of bread do we need? Would you like _______ milk? Yes please. Just _________________. The land is not suitable for agriculture so _________ of the food is imported. There are only ______________ people interested in the subject.. How _________ of the students have a computer at home? Can you tell me _____________ about your experience in London?

A FEW / A LITTLE / MUCH / MANY / SOME / ANY / NO / A LOT OF Put the suitable word or words from the box in to the blanks below: Amy : Mum, Im hungry. Mother: Do you want a Mediterranean Omelette? Amy : Yes, and I want to learn how to make it. Mother : Alright. Come on then Lets make one together. Amy : Thanks , mum ! OK. I need ________ eggs, but ___________ do I need ? Mother : Two . You also need a small onion, a small green pepper, a large tomato and butter, but there isnt _________ butter in the refrigerator.

Amy : ___________ butter ? Mother : About 25 grams. Amy : Do I need ________ salt and pepper ? Mother : Yes, you do . Amy : Do I need _________ flour ? Mother: No, you need _________ flour. We need _________ vegetables. We have _________ onions , _________ green peppers. There are __________ tomatoes but there arent __________ mushrooms. OK. Its not problem. Amy : Shall I cut them into pieces to help you , mum ? Mother : Yes, thank you . Put __________ butter into the frying pan. Amy : Do I put the vegetables in the frying pan now ? Mother : Yes, fry them for about three minutes. OK. Break the eggs into a bowl. Add _________ salt and pepper. Good... now beat them well.... like that . Right. I think the vegetables are ready now, so add the eggs to the frying pan. Its ready in __________ minutes. Amy : Is it ready ? Mother : Not yet. Turn the omelette over. Have we got _________ bread ? Amy : No, there is _________ bread. Can I buy __________ ? Mother : OK. Serve it with bread. Its delicious. Amy : I want to drink _________ coke with it . Unfortunatelly, we have _________ coke left. Ill buy two cans of it. Mother : It looks delicious and attractive.

Choose the best underlined word from each sentence : I havent got much / many money today. Ive got a few / a little fruit and a lot of / many vegetables . They dont seem to have much / many free time these days. He has only read a few / a little chapters of that new book, but he likes it. A : Does he show much / many interest in sports ? B : Yes, a lot / a lot of . There arent many / much huge buildings and traffic problems in the small cities so there is no / any stress there. Put some , any , a little , a few or , no into the blanks in the sentences :

A : How was your skiing weekend ?

B : Terrible ! There wasnt _________ snow on the mountains.

A : Hurry up ! There is _________ time to waste. The bus will be here soon .

B : Im really ready.

A : What would you like in your coffee ?

B: Just _________ sugar, please.

A : There are still _________ tickets left for the concert on Friday night.

B : Great . Ill go and buy one now.

A : I bought _________ great books from the book-fair this afternoon.

B : Really ! Let me see them .

Much, Many, A lot of, a few, a little FIB Quiz


Gap-fill exercise
Fill in all the gaps, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. You can also click on the "[?]" button to get a clue. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or clues! 1. You can borrow money from your uncle. He has 3. You should buy a new car. Your old car has 5. Jane eats toast with

money.

2. You cannot borrow money from your brother. He only has 4. The classroom is almost empty. There are only butter.

money.

problems.

people here.

6. The printer is expensive. It uses

ink.

7. Malinda isn't very busy. She doesn't have 8. Lina has a lot of free time. She only has 9. Only 11. How 12. How 13. How

homework. homework.

of the computers in the writing center are broken.

10. Harold had only


time to finish this lesson.

ice cream would you like? money does that cost? cars are in the parking lot?

14. Dennis only has

books about geology.

15. Rudy only has 16.

time to correct papers. time left.

of the furniture is damaged.


17. There isn't 19. How 20. How


18. There are only

pictures in the writing center.

questions did you answer correctly? ice would you like in your drink?

Some / any / a / an Complete each sentence with a suitable word.


1. They don't have _______ children. 2. I'd like _______ orange, please. 3. Would you like _______ coffee? 4. Do you have _______ pets? 5. He's got _______ dog and some mice. 6. There are _______ chairs in his room. 7. Are there _______ cupboards? 8. Can I have _______ more dessert, please? 9. I'd like to read _______ good book. 10. There's _______ supermarket next to our school. 11. Is there _______ opera house in your town? 12. He brought me _______ magazines. 13. Can I have _______ bread, please? 14. I didn't buy _______ milk in the shops. 15. John has _______ older brother and a younger sister

A Complete using some/any/a/an: 1. There's airport next to the city. 2. There are beautiful gardens, but there aren't fountains. 3. There are postcards on this table for you. 4. Are there parents in that party?

shopping centre in this little town. 6. Is there office near here? 7. There are good books that you should read. 8. Is there orange in the fridge? 9. Are there chocolates in the kitchen? 10. There aren't cookies left, sorry! 11. There's house next to the river. Some friends live there. 12. Are there armchairs in your house?

5. There isn't

B Decide if these sentences are correct or incorrect. Write C (correct) or I (incorrect). 1. There are any pictures on the wall. 2. There is a cat near the wall. 3. Are there some books in the shelves? 4. There aren't any dog in the garden. 5. There are some mistakes in your essay. 6. Is there some boy in the living room? 7. There are some apples in the kitchen.