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Uncountable nouns often fall into the following categories:
We can use the following quantifiers with uncountable nouns:
some, a little, a lot of, not much
We can make uncountable nouns countable with the following expressions:
a piece of, a bit of, a bowl of, a cup of, a drop of, a game of etc.
Uncountable nouns normally take the verb in the singular.
Some words can be either countable or uncountable, depending on how you use them.
Some nouns are singular, even though they end in –s. They normally fall into the following categories:
Some nouns refer to a group of people, animals or things. These nouns can normally take a singular OR plural verb, depending on whether we view the group as a single entity, or as several individuals together.
army, audience, committee, company, crew, enemy, family, flock, gang, government, group, herd, media, public, regiment, staff, team
Some nouns that consist of two parts are used in the plural:
glasses, jeans, knickers, pincers, pants, pliers, pyjamas, scissors, shorts, spectacles, tights, trainers, trousers, tweezers
To differentiate how many we are talking about, we can use, ‘a pair of’, ‘two pairs of’, etc.
Fill in the missing verbs and words:
Here are some quotes about various emotions. Write them onto flash cards and place them face down on the table. The students have to choose one. Without telling the others what their quote is, they need to speak for two minutes on the subject of the quote, either expressing the same opinion as the quote (but in their own words), or the opposite opinion. Give them a minute or two to prepare.
Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.
You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.
Jonathan Safran Foer
Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.
Bertrand Russell, The Conquest of Happiness
Write the following words onto flashcards. Get the students to ask each other questions using these words.
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