Nov 29, 2016

UNIT 70 • Countable nouns with a / an and some

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  • What are these things? Try and find out if you don’t know. Sometimes you need the plural (~s).

    insect       ○      tall building       ○      flower       ○      river       ○      bird       ○      insect       ○      game       ○      musical instruments       ○      vegetable       ○      planet
    • an ant?

      • ants? bees?

        • a cauliflower?

          • chess?

            • a violin? a trumpet? a flute?

              • a skyscraper?

                • Earth? Mars? Venus? Jupiter?

                  • a tulip?

                    • the Rhine? the Nile? the Mississippi?

                      • a pigeon? an eagle? a crow?

                      • Who were these people? Sometimes you need the plural (~s).

                        playwright       ○      composer       ○      physicist       ○      American president       ○      musician       ○      artist       ○      actress
                        • Beethoven?

                          • Shakespeare?

                            • Albert Einstein?

                              • Washington? Lincoln? John Kennedy?

                                • Marilyn Monroe?

                                  • Elvis Presley? John Lennon?

                                    • Van Gogh? Renoir? Gauguin?

                                    • Read about what these people do and say what their jobs are. Choose one of these jobs:

                                      driving instructor       ○      interpreter       ○      journalist       ○      nurse       ○      pilot       ○      plumber       ○      travel agent       ○      waiter
                                      • Stella looks after patients in hospital.
                                        She

                                        • George works in a restaurant. He brings the food to the tables.
                                          He

                                          • Mary arranges people’s holidays for them.
                                            She

                                            • Ron works for an airline. He flies aeroplanes.
                                              He

                                              • Linda teaches people how to drive.
                                                She

                                                • Dave fits and repairs water pipes.
                                                  He

                                                  • Jenny writes articles for a newspaper.
                                                    She

                                                    • John translates what people are saying from one language into another, so that they can understand each other.
                                                      He

                                                    • Choose the nouns with ‘a / an’, ‘some’ or none where necessary.
                                                      • I’ve seen  . . . 
                                                        some good films
                                                        recently.
                                                        • good films
                                                        • some good films

                                                      • What’s wrong with you? Have you got  . . . 
                                                        a headache
                                                        ?
                                                        • headache
                                                        • a headache

                                                      • I know a lot of people. Most of them are  . . . 
                                                        students
                                                        .
                                                        • students
                                                        • some students

                                                      • When I was  . . . 
                                                        a child
                                                        , I used to be very shy.
                                                        • a child
                                                        • child

                                                      • Would you like to be  . . . 
                                                        an actor
                                                        ?
                                                        • an actor
                                                        • actor

                                                      • Do you collect  . . . 
                                                        stamps
                                                        ?
                                                        • some stamps
                                                        • stamps

                                                      • What  . . . 
                                                        a beautiful garden
                                                        !
                                                        • a beautiful garden
                                                        • beautiful garden

                                                      •  . . . 
                                                        Some birds
                                                        , for example the penguin, cannot fly.
                                                        • Some birds
                                                        • Birds

                                                      • I’ve been walking for three hours. I’ve got  . . . 
                                                        sore feet
                                                        .
                                                        • a sore feet
                                                        • sore feet

                                                      • I don’t feel very well this morning. I’ve got  . . . 
                                                        a sore throat
                                                        .
                                                        • a sore throat
                                                        • sore throat

                                                      • It’s a pity we haven’t got  . . . 
                                                        a camera
                                                        . I’d like to take  . . . 
                                                        a photograph
                                                        of that house.
                                                        • a cameraphotograph
                                                        • cameraa photograph

                                                      • Those are  . . . 
                                                        nice shoes
                                                        . Where did you get them?
                                                        • nice shoes
                                                        • some nice shoes

                                                      • I’m going shopping. I want to buy  . . . 
                                                        some new shoes
                                                        .
                                                        • some new shoes
                                                        • new shoes

                                                      • You need  . . . 
                                                        a visa
                                                        to visit  . . . 
                                                        some countries
                                                        , but not all of them.
                                                        • a visasome countries
                                                        • visacountries

                                                      • Jane is  . . . 
                                                        a teacher
                                                        . Her parents were  . . . 
                                                        teachers
                                                        too.
                                                        • teachersome teachers
                                                        • a teacherteachers

                                                      • Do you enjoy going to  . . . 
                                                        concerts
                                                        ?
                                                        • concerts
                                                        • some concerts

                                                      • When we got to the city centre  . . . 
                                                        some shops
                                                        were still open but most of them were closed.
                                                        • some shops
                                                        • shops

                                                      • I don’t believe him. He’s  . . . 
                                                        a liar
                                                        . He’s always telling  . . . 
                                                        lies
                                                        .
                                                        • a liarsome lies
                                                        • liarlies

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