Singular and Plural- Competitions Speaking Game

Level: Intermediate

Topic: Numbers

Grammar Topic: Nouns

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Singular and Plural- Competitions Speaking Game
Ask your partner “How many… do you have/ have you got/ are there/ did you/ do you want
to/ would you like/ would you like to... (in/ on/ near…?)” questions and then answer the 
same questions yourself. You can ask general or (very) specific questions, e.g. asking 
“How many new red notebooks have you got in your bag (now)?” or just “Have many 
notebooks have you got?” You get one point if your partner has exactly one of that thing 
and you have more than one. However, you get no points if your partner has none of that 
thing, if they have more than one, or if you have fewer than two. Your teacher will tell you 
which of the lists below you can use to help. 

After you finish the game, fill the blank column below with plurals of the words in the left-
hand column.

Check the plurals with the previous page, then test each other orally on the same and then
different plurals. 

What are the rules for “-ies” endings, “-ys” endings, and endings that are pronounced “iz” 
(and so add another syllable)?

Singular and plural things in common speaking game
Play a similar game asking about how many game, but this time talking about things that 
are not on the lists and with one point for things that are the same number for your partner
and with nouns that are not above. 

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2018

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With plurals version

Suggested things to speak about

places to speak about

automatic pencil
baby
badge
bottle of…
brother/ sister
bruise
brush
calendar
car
certificate
coat
comic
(older/ younger) cousin
dictionary
duvet
eraser
fridge
(winter/ summer) hat
key
loaf of bread
motorbike
mouse
musical instrument
notebook
patch
pencil case
pet
photocopy
pillow
poster
red pen
rug
shelf
stripe
television
textbook
toilet
video game console
watch
zip/ zipper

automatic pencils
babies
badges
bottles of…
brothers/ sisters
bruises
brushes
calendars
cars
certificates
coats
comics
(older/ younger) cousins
dictionaries
duvets
erasers
fridges
(winter/ summer) hats
keys
loaves of bread
motorbikes
mice
musical instruments
notebooks
patches
pencil cases
pets
photocopies
pillows
posters
red pens
rugs
shelves
stripes
televisions
textbooks
toilets
video game consoles
watches
zips/ zippers

in
on
near
in front of
under

bag
bedroom
body
book
classroom
coat
closet/ cupboard/ wardrobe
desk
drawer
garage
hook
house/ apartment
kitchen
living room
pocket
street

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2018

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No plurals version

Suggested things to speak about

places to speak about

automatic pencil
baby
badge
bottle of…
brother/ sister
bruise
brush
calendar
car
certificate
coat
comic
(older/ younger) cousin
dictionary
duvet
eraser
fridge
(winter/ summer) hat
key
loaf of bread
motorbike
mouse
musical instrument
notebook
patch
pencil case
pet
photocopy
pillow
poster
red pen
rug
shelf
stripe
television
textbook
toilet
video game console
watch
zip/ zipper

in
on
near
in front of
under

bag
bedroom
body
book
classroom
coat
closet/ cupboard/ wardrobe
desk
drawer
garage
hook
house/ apartment
kitchen
living room
pocket
street

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2018

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