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: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1EZFYTBrEQjfK-4bBbdh_55mOrdYT9mbz8uJvE_6VpwE/edit?usp=sharing

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

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      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?

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      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

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  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.

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  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?

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  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.

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    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”

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        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!

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      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.

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  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.

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    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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