Session 1

Where do you get advice before you travel? How much baggage do you usually take? In this session you'll find out the link between words like advice and baggage along with a lot more uncountable nouns.

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Activity 2

Uncountable nouns in sentences

How uncountable nouns work in sentences

You've heard about some uncountable nouns and how we use them in English. Now it's time to see if you can complete sentences with the correct forms of uncountable and countable nouns.

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To do

Try this gap fill activity and see if you can put the correct forms of the nouns where they should be. See if you can get them all right!

Uncountable gaps

8 Questions

Complete the sentences with the correct words or phrases. Some of them are countable and some of them are uncountable, so check the vocabulary summary box if you need help

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Well done if you managed to complete all the uncountable noun sentences correctly! Now go to the next activity and take a look at some of the phrases we use with some uncountable nouns like a glass of... and a piece of...

Session Vocabulary

  • Uncountable nouns have no plural form and are not used with the indefinite article a or an.

    Can you give me some information about accommodation in the city?

    There are three main types of uncountable nouns that students often think are countable:

    • activity nouns: travel, work, homework
    • information nouns: advice, information, knowledge, research
    • group nouns: accommodation, baggage, furniture, money, traffic, weather

    Other nouns that are uncountable are:

    • liquids and gasses: water, air
    • materials and substances: wood, rice
    • feelings and ideas: happiness, education
    • subjects: geography, history, economics

    A few uncountable nouns look plural because they end in -s. But they use a singular verb like other uncountable nouns:

    Physics is a very interesting subject.