Primary 3 English Countable nouns Uncountable nouns by
Primary 3 English Countable nouns & Uncountable nouns by Chan Chau Sze 1999
Introduction 4 Title: “Primary 3 English – Countable nouns and Uncountable nouns” 4 Author: Chan Chau Sze 4 Software used: MS Powerpoint 4 Teaching points: 1. Use nouns to refer to countable objects. 2. Use nouns to refer to uncountable objects. 3. Use ‘some’ and ‘any’ to show quantities.
How to Use? 4 Start the programme with the MS Powerpoint. 4 Click the “Outline View” for the overview purpose. 4 Sort the specific slide with the “Slide Sorter View”. 4 Click on the “Slide View” for any amendment. 4 Make any notes with the “Notes Page View”. 4 Start the presentation with the “Slide Show”.
Countable nouns e. g. I eat banana every day. I like bananas. Banana is the countable nouns.
Countable nouns 4 A countable noun can be 1. singular (banana) or 2. plural (bananas) 4 Countable nouns are things we can count. 4 So we can say ‘one banana’ , ‘two bananas’ etc.
Countable nouns Examples of countable nouns singular plural apples pineapple cucumber strawberry grape pineapples cucumbers strawberries grapes
Countable nouns We add -es to most nouns in -o: tomatoes potatoes But we just add -s to: radios photos
Uncountable nouns e. g. I eat rice everyday. I like rice. Rice is an uncountable noun.
Uncountable nouns 4 An uncountable nouns has only one form. (rice) 4 Uncountable nouns are things we cannot count. 4 We cannot say ‘one rice’, ‘two rices’, etc.
Uncountable nouns Examples of uncountable nouns: salad dressing lettuce ham water milk
Is/are some Study the following table:
Is/are some 4 We use ‘is some’ when there is the uncountable noun. (meat, cheese. ) 4 We use ‘are some’ when there is the plural countable noun. (rulers, pencils. )
Isn’t/aren’t any Study the following table:
Isn’t/aren’t any 4 We use ‘isn’t any’ when there is the uncountable noun. (milk, coffee. ) 4 We use ‘aren’t any’ when there is the plural countable noun. (dishes, watches)
I. Put the correct form of the given words into the spaces. potatoes 1. John is eating some _____(potato). water 2. Is there any ______ (water) in the jar? 3. Mother says, ‘Gogo, please give me some jam _____ (jam). ’ fish 4. There are some _____ (fish) in the river. tomatoes 5. There aren’t any _______(tomato) on the table.
II. Put the correct answer into the spaces with “some” or “any”. 1. There is not ____sugar any in the coffee. some 2. There are ______ stars in the sky. any 3. There aren’t ____ roses on the table. some 4. Father says, ‘Please give me ____ oil. ’ 5. Is there ____ orange juice? any 6. There is ____ paper on the desk. some
Look! How many mark(s) you get? 4 8 -11 Well done! 44 -7 You can do much better! 40 -3 Work hard! Don’t give up!