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Learn new nouns: I to P

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Here's the second lesson in our A to Z of nouns (part one is here). Quite a few of these are abstract nouns. Can you remember what an abstract noun is? Abstract nouns are nouns you cannot see, hear, smell, taste or feel. e.g. kindness is an abstract noun.

Read through the sentences and try to decide which noun fits the gap. Can you think of any other nouns beginning with these letters?

Weather Phrasal Verbs

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Learn Countable and Uncountable Nouns

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Today's Intermediate level lesson is by Ian who teaches at our English school in Cape Town. When we want to describe the quantity of something (how many things there are), we use certain quantifiers depending on whether the object being describe is a countable noun or an uncountable noun.

We use quantifiers when we don't need to give the exact amount.

Nadine Gordimer Interview: Question and Answer Match

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Some of you may be studying at our English school in Cape Town, and I'm sure you've become fascinated by the country's history.

Quantity nouns: a pair of, a tube of, a slice of

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Quantity nouns are the particular sets of words, such as phrases or terms, that you use to tell the quantities of certain things

Example: "Do you want a bottle of water?"

Of course, some quantity nouns have precise definitions and can only be used to tell the quantities of certain countable and uncountable nouns. Some of the special exceptions are:

Asking the right questions in every situation

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In everyday business and social situations, it is necessary to ask and answer questions.  When participating in a conversation we need to know what information is being discussed in order to ask appropriate questions using the correct 'question words' and to provide correctly structured responses.

Conditionals - Intermediate to Upper Intermediate

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Using the prompts to guide you, write a suitable response by using a conditional.
Start your sentences with if.

1. "I'm looking for a new red dress."
"If I / see one, I / let / you know."

2. "I left my wallet at home.
"If I / have / some money, I / buy something to eat."

Vocabulary: In the Garden

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I want to spend a lot of my summer in the garden. Here's a description of my grandparents garden. Can you complete the gaps with the missing garden related vocabulary? Good luck!

Bonus question: What do people in America call a garden?

Lesson by Caroline

Learn new nouns: A to H

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We're nearing the end of our A-Z series. We've looked at some new verbs and some new adjectives, now it's time to look at nouns! Look at the sentences and decide which noun fits in each gap. Then make your own sentences, or see if you can list some more nouns that begin with the same letter. Good luck!
Lesson by Caroline

Idiom of the Day: What's the catch?

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What's the catch?

Let's look at two uses of catch:

As a verb catch can mean to capture; not allow a person, animal or thing to escape:

"The fisherman caught a fish in his net."
"The police are still trying to catch the man who escaped from jail last night."