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 Academic Countable & uncountable nouns

 What are countable and uncountable nouns?

Countable (or count) nouns refer to something that can be counted, such as equations or people. They have a singular and plural form.
Uncountable (or noncount or mass) nouns refer to things that cannot be counted and therefore do not have a plural form, like information and advice. Uncountable nouns take a singular verb.

Lots of information here: https://researchwrite.net/blog/master-uncountable-nouns/ 

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 Countable and uncountable nouns [new 2021]

This lesson helps improve students’ awareness of countable & uncountable nounsIt includes a language review section, lots of guided practice and freer paragraph writing practice. (see worksheet example Time: 60mins.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Countable & Uncountable Language Review

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Exercise 1

Task: Categorise the following nouns into countable, uncountable or both. 

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Countable & Uncountable ANSWERS – go here

Exercise 2

Task: Circle the correct option in the following sentences.

  1. Oxfam is raising awareness / awarenesses of the work it is doing in the fight against the spread of coronavirus.
  1. Oxfam is raising awareness of the work it is doing in the fight against the spread of coronavirus.

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Exercise 3

Task: Complete the gaps in the following paragraph with a word from exercise 1.

Bilingualism

It is claimed that forty-three per cent of the world’s i) _____________ is bilingual. In the past, the idea of a child learning to speak two languages simultaneously was often met with ii) _____________, as many believed it would result in initial iii) ___________ for the child….

Bilingualism

It is claimed that forty-three per cent of the world’s i) population is bilingual. In the past, the idea of a child learning to speak two languages simultaneously was often met with ii) controversy, as many believed it would result in initial iii) confusion for the child…

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Exercise 4

Task: Identify the errors in the following sentences:

  1. Resolving conflict within teams are challenging for managers.

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  1. Resolving conflict within teams is challenging for managers.

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Exercise 5

Task 4: Complete the gaps in the following paragraph with a words in blue.

Food waste

One the most worrying environmental issues affecting us all is the problem of food waste. It is claimed that over eighty per cent of food waste comes from i) __________________, which in turn goes to      ii) _________________, causing the iii) __________________ of several harmful gases. What is more,….

consumption.  industry.  waste.  demand.   supermarket chains.  value species.  degradation.  habitat.   production.  resource.   growth supply.  landfill.    packaging.   household        

Food waste

One the most worrying environmental issues affecting us all is the problem of food waste. It is claimed that over eighty per cent of food waste comes from i) households, which in turn goes to ii) landfill, causing the iii) production of several harmful gases. What is more …

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 Countable and uncountable nouns [new 2021]

This lesson helps improve students’ awareness of countable & uncountable nounsIt includes a language review section, lots of guided practice and freer paragraph writing practice. (see worksheet example Time: 60mins.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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General English: uncountable & countable nouns

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Countable & uncountable nouns (General English)

A great lesson to improve students’ knowledge on countable and uncountable nouns. It begins with a matching activity with a variety of countable & uncountable nouns. It then includes a worksheet where students identify the mistakes. This sheet reinforces quantifiers (some, any, a lot of, much, many, and phrases ‘a piece of..’ etc…) It finishes with a productive speaking activity. worksheet example Time:30 mins  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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 Conditionals [new 2021]

This lesson helps improve students’ awareness of conditionalsIt includes a language review section, lots of guided practice and freer paragraph writing practice. (see worksheet exampleTime: 60mins.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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 Modal Auxiliary Verbs [new 2021]

This lesson helps improve students’ awareness of modal verbsIt includes a language review section, lots of guided practice and freer paragraph writing practice. (see worksheet exampleTime: 60mins.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]  TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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 Defining & Non-Defining Relative Clauses 

This lesson is to support students in their understanding and use of defining & non-defining relative clauses.The lesson includes four tasks of guided practice and two tasks of freer practice (see worksheet exampleTime: 60mins.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] / Webpage link. / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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 Comparatives & Superlatives 

This lesson helps improve students’ awareness of compare and contrast language. It includes a language review section, lots of guided practice and freer paragraph writing practice. (see worksheet exampleTime: 60mins.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] / Webpage link. / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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 Causes, Effects & Related Language 

This lesson helps improve students’ awareness of cause and effect language. It includes a language review section, lots of guided practice and freer paragraph writing practice. (see worksheet exampleTime: 60mins.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] / Webpage link. / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

  

 Sentence Structure 1: Simple, compound, complex & complex compound 

This lesson is to support students in their understanding and practice of the four types of sentence structures: simple, compound, complex and complex-compound. It includes noticing, guided and freer practice. (see worksheet exampleTime: 60mins.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]. / TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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 Sentence Structure 2: Fragment, run-on & comma splice sentences 

This lesson helps improve students’ sentence structure through identifying and practising fragments, run-ons and comma splice sentences. It includes noticing, guided and freer practice. (see worksheet exampleTime: 60mins.  Level ***** [B1/B2/C1]./ TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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Tense Review (3 lessons: analysis, gap fill, speaking)

This is a great lesson to introduce / revise English Tenses. Lesson 1: students discuss a number of sentences & identify the tense & reason for use. Give out Tense handout (here) to consolidate. Lesson 2:  tense review gap fill. Lesson 3: speaking exercise with lots of questions using the tenses. Example   Level ***** [B1/B2/C1] TEACHER MEMBERSHIP / INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP

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