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COUNTABLE AND UNCOUNTABLE NOUNS

Countable Nouns Uncountable Nouns Refer to things we can count: Refer to things we cannot count: one apple two apples sugar, rice, milk, flour one bottle two bottles They have both singular and plural They have only a singular form: forms: water, sugar, juice carrot carrots We use a / an with singular nouns: a banana / an apple To ask about quantity we use How many? How many oranges have you got? I havent got many. We use a few (not many): There are a few pears on the table.

To ask about quantity we use How much? How much milk is there in the fridge? There isnt much. We use a little (not much): There is a little milk in the fridge.

Uncountable Nouns To talk about quantity we say: a kilo of sugar; 300 grams of flour; a bottle of wine; a glass of water; a piece of cheese; a packet of chips; a bowl of soup; a cup of tea; a slice of pizza; a loaf of bread; a bar of chocolate; a jar of jam; a tin of sardines; a box of cereals; a carton of milk

Countable / Uncountable Nouns We use some in affirmative sentences: They ate some bananas. / I always drink some juice. We use any in interrogative and negative sentences: Did you buy any rice? / We havent got any potatoes. We use a lot of in affirmative sentences: There are a lot of eggs on the table. / There is a lot of juice in the bottle.

A- Are the following nouns countable or uncountable?

cheese/sandwich/bread/apple/rice/milk/potato/egg/onion/olive oil/carrot/water

Countable

Uncountable

B- Complete with How much or How many. 1- fast food restaurants are there in the USA? 2- food does an elephant eat in one day? 3- peaches are there on the table? 4- water can a thirsty camel drink? 5- calories are there in a 100g milk chocolate bar? 6- eggs are there in the fridge? 7- orange juice is there in six 1 litre cartons? 8- butter is there in two 500g packets? 9- apples are there in that basket? 10- sandwiches would you like? C- Write questions and answers using the verb to have got and some/any. Follow the example: We / chicken? No/ lamb. Have we got any chicken? No, we havent got any chicken, but we have got some lamb. 1- We / rice? No, pasta. 2- They / strawberries? No, apples. 3- She / orange juice? No, ice tea.

D- Complete with a, an or some. 1- I read book, which had excellent recipes. 2- I need money to buy food. 3- We met interesting people at the cooking conference in Paris. 4- I have got banana in my bag. 5- She didnt eat much for lunch only apple and bread. 6- We live in big house with nice kitchen. 7- I would like orange and knife, please. 8- Would you like cup of coffee? E- Complete with a few or a little. 1- I have got apples in the fridge. 2- There is sugar in the cupboard. 3- Can I ask you questions, please? 4- Would you like milk in your coffee? 5- I would like more soup. 6- We have got strawberries left. Lets make a milkshake! 7- There is still cheese in the fridge. 8- There are sandwiches on the tray. F- What are the things in the pictures? Choose a container and a type of food for each picture. Follow the example.
Containers: jar; packet; bottle; bowl; glass; cup; carton; box; tin. Food / Drinks: water; milk; sardines; biscuits; coffee; honey; wine; cereals; soup.

1- a cup of tea

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