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The "How much?" Shopping Lesson

Target English: Shopping: How much is that...? + Numbers
Grade Level: Kindergarten to Junior High school 1

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"How much?"
by Richard Graham

How much?
How much?
How much is that dog?
How much?
How much?
How much is that dog?

It's 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

I'll take it!


How much?
How much?
How much is that cat?
How much?
How much?
How much is that cat?

It's 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

I'll take it!


How much?
How much?
How much is that banana?
How much?
How much?
How much is that banana?

It's 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

I'll take it!


How much?
How much?
How much is that monkey?
How much?
How much?
How much is that monkey?

It's 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

I'll take it!

Thank you!
Goodbye!


This is a great song for practicing numbers and some simple "Shopping English".

1. Teach the phrase "How much?" and the answer "It's ..... pounds/dollars/yen" etc.

2. Let the kids practice by playing the stopwatch game, or better still the bargaining game. As they haven't done the song yet, they won't be that good, but don't oworry we'll do it again after the song and the kids will really see the difference!

3. Do a skit where you try to ask the price of something and the seller has more than one item!

4. Introduce why you need the phrase "How much is that ........ "

5. Go through "How much is that .....?" with several items of vocab.

6. You are now ready to play the song!

The Song


1. Put half the kids into a circle. Give these kids one picture card (or real item) each. They are the "shopkeepers"

2. The other kids form another circle around the outside of the first. These kids are the "shoppers". Every "shopper" must pair up with a "shopkeeper"

3. Start the music

4. The shoppers sing "How much? How much? How much is that" + the item that their shopkeeper is holding.

5. The shopkeepers reply by saying "It's 10, 9 ,8 ,7,6,5,4,3,2,1,"

6. The shoppers say "I'll take it!"

7. Now, the shoppers each move round one place, in a clockwise direction. The shopkeepers don't move!

8. Repeat from 4.

9. When you have finished, the shoppers and shopkeepers change places and play the song again!



This takes a littel time for the kids to be able to do it well. The 10,9,8,7, etc. bit is a bit tricky. But what I found was that I could make a great competition out of it! At lunchtime or any time out of class, if any kid could say the "10,9,8, etc." bit complete with melody, in understandable English in less than 2 seconds then they got a prize (a sticker!). I had loads of kids trying to have a go!! Originally I said 5 seconds but that was too easy!!



The song "How Much?" can be found in the Download Pack.

See for yourself ...

To see how well this works with your children, try teaching yourself some German with the same song!
Be warned it will stick in your head!




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How much?


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