Session 1: Focus on Nouns

Welcome to Session 1.

In this session we will focus on Countable and Uncountable Nouns.

Learning Outcome: To develop the reading skills of following a dialogue and getting the main idea.

Secondary Learning Outcome: To understand the use of specific countable and uncountable nouns in context.

Topic: Holiday and Travel

Self Study Tips:

Write some sentences using the nouns in this lesson into the comment box below.

Further Advice:

Think of some other countable and uncountable nouns that you know and maybe create a list in the comment box. Have a look at some of the other participants comments.

Step 1: Open the slides to follow the lesson:

Step 2: Find the exercises in this document:

Or use Google Documents:

52 thoughts on “Session 1: Focus on Nouns

    1. Good morning dear Sir. I have attended this course unfortunately i forgot to send my full name in order to get Certification. I am Nasiba Kholmatova, it would be great if u send me Certificate


      1. Hi, I am English teacher at secondary school. Sometimes it was borry when doing grammar activities with pupils. It is difficult to find interesting activities for consolidating learned theme. I create new schemes for my lesson. And I expect your lessons with much interest.

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  1. When you are finished the lesson, why not write some sentences in the comment section using the language you have learned?


      1. Hi Maftuna, a meal is a countable noun. For example, Tonight I am going out for a meal with my friends. We need four meals for this table


  2. I would like to use the learnt expressions in my sentences:
    1.A shopping holiday is liked and chosen by women rather than men.
    2.I cannot afford a skiing holiday because the mountain area is too far from my house and it is much more expensive to rent a room there.
    3.I find a safari a bit dangerous.

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  3. I use to my mobile phone. I bought it from the electronics magazine. I used to internet also. Every day i connect to internet, and use it for a long time.


  4. Thank you for your interesting information. I have fully revised nouns.
    I have no any idea about this course: how would you mark us? How will you know about our progress give us certification?


  5. We were asked to write some sentences using given nouns. I haven’t found a comment section, so would it be OK if I leave my sentences right here?
    1. I haven’t got a car.
    2. I don’t eat many fish.
    3. People should consume healthy food.
    4. How many people, so many hobbies.
    5. There is no time left.
    6. Would you like a drink?
    7. There was a house on the top of the hill.


    1. Great sentences, well done Aygul.
      /fish/ is uncountable and we don’t use /many/ with uncountable nouns
      So for Number 2 you could say “I don’t eat much/a lot of fish”


        1. Good question – with animals it depends if we are talking about the actual animal or the food.

          So, for example if I am cooking fish for dinner I will say ‘Would you like some fish?’ and my guest might reply “I don’t want much fish” or “Yes, I want a lot of fish”

          However if we are referring to the animal I would say “I have three pet fish” – here they are countable but we do not use the plural ‘s’ as it is an exception. The same way with sheep – we say 1 sheep, 2 sheep.

          Chicken is another example. “I’ll have some chicken for my dinner tonight” or you can say “I’ll have two pieces of chicken”. You cannot say I will eat 2 chickens (because then you are referring to the entire animal!)

          I hope this clears up your question!


      1. OK. There is another question. If I’m not mistaken, we have already completed Session I Holidays and Travels. Why are we given the same lesson twice? The last lesson that we were offered was sent February, 9. May be, I have missed something. Could you clear the matter? Thanks beforehand.


  6. Hi there. I have a question. In the section of Second Reading:
    4. George is going shopping
    I guess it is true(according to the slide it is false)
    6. Sally is going to the bank.
    I think it is false/not given.
    Sally: Well, we haven’t got much cash for the holiday.
    George: How much money do you want from the bank?
    Sally: We need around €500.

    There is no clue that Sally is going to the bank. Or do above-mentioned sentences identify it?
    Thanks for your answer in advance.


    1. Hi Gulkhayo,

      Apologies, you are totally correct in your answers. We will change that on the slides asap.

      Thank you for pointing it out!


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