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Are you physical, creative, or practical?

3 Dec

 Interview your partner and complete the survey.

e.g.        ‘Can you play a sport?’

                ‘Yes, I can play football.’

                ‘How well?’

                ‘Quite well.’

  creative             

Look at your partner’s answers. Is she / he physical, creative, or practical?

 

 

 

 

Physical

 

Play a sport

Do exercise

Swim

Drive

Dance

Run

Ride a bicycle

 

 

Yes / no Very well

Quite well

Not well

Creative

 

Take photos

Draw

Cook

Play a musical instrument

Sing

Write a poem

Play dominoes

 

   
Practical

 

Follow instructions

Read a map

Programme a video

Use a computer

Speak a foreign language  apart from English

Repair  a bicycle

Paint a room

 

 

   

 

 

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Countable and uncountable nouns

19 Nov

Read the following sentences and decide whether the nouns written in italics are countable (C) or uncountable (U).

  1. He used the computer to find some information.
  2. She unfolded the towel on the sand.
  3. There was too much furniture in the living room.
  4. The radio was playing a nice song.
  5. She gave me some useful advice.
  6. He put a picture on her desk.
  7. The rice was steaming on a plate.
  8. 11. They had to gather research on the Internet.

 Answer

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

Frequency adverbs

19 Nov

Complete each sentence with a frequency adverb so it is true for you.

 

 

always        often        sometimes        occasionally        never

 

  1. I get up early in the morning.
  2. I am late for work.
  3. I take a taxi to work.
  4. I play computer games.
  5. I watch TV in bed.
  6. I go to the theatre.
  7. I cook a meal for my family.
  8. I eat chocolate.

 

Countable or Uncountable

18 Nov

Are the following nouns countable (C) or uncountable (U)?  Which of them could be both?

water

 

computer

children

news

information

word

machine

page

money

dollar

month

people

equipment

meat

glasses

gasoline

chocolate

insect

ball

oil

food

bread

bus

time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Answer

watercomputer

children

news

information

word

machine

page

money

dollar

month

people

equipment

meat

glasses

gasoline

chocolate

insect

ball

oil

food

bread

bus

time

 UC

C

U

U

C

C

C

U

C

C

C

U

U

C

U

C/U

C

C

U

U

U

C

C/U

Countable and uncountable nouns

18 Nov

Countable

Uncountable

dollar

money

song

music

suitcase

luggage

table

furniture

battery

electricity

bottle

wine

report

information

tip

advice

journey

travel

job

work

view

scenery

Uncountable nouns

18 Nov

Uncountable nouns are substances, concepts etc. that cannot be divided into separate elements. We cannot “count” them.

  • music, art, love, happiness
  • advice, information, news
  • furniture, luggage
  • rice, sugar, butter, water
  • electricity, gas, power
  • money, currency

We usually treat uncountable nouns as singular. We use a singular verb.

  • This news is very important.
  • Your luggage seems heavy.

We do not usually use the indefinite article a/an with uncountable nouns. But we can say a something of:

  • a piece of news
  • a bottle of water
  • a grain of rice

Countable nouns

18 Nov

Countable nouns are things that we can count.

  • dog, cat, animal, man, person
  • bottle, box, liter
  • coin, note, dollar
  • cup, plate, fork
  • table, chair, suitcase, bag

Countable nouns can be singular or plural:

  • My cat is playing.
  • My cats are sleeping.

We can use the indefinite article a/an with countable nouns:

  • A cat is an animal.

When a countable noun is singular, we use a word like a/the/my/this with it:

  • I want an apple.
  • Where is my bag?

When a countable noun is plural, we can use it alone:

  • I like apples.
  • Bottles can break.

‘People’ is countable as ‘people’ is the plural of ‘person’.

  • There is one person in the room.
  • There are three people in the room.