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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?


Income - money that is earned from work
Journey - the act of an act of travelling from one place to another
Knowledge - awareness or understanding of something;
Loyalty - a feeling of strong support for someone or something
Maturity - the condition of being mature: being fully developed in body or mind
Needle - a very thin, pointed steel tube that is pushed through the skin, used for taking or giving liquids
Owner - a person who owns something
Pleasure - a feeling of happiness, enjoyment, or satisfaction

Choose the correct missing word in each sentence:

  • 1. I have a fairly good ___, considering I only work two days a week.

  • 2. Although we accept applications from people aged 18 and over, at Camp America we are looking for a certain level of ___ in our candidates.

  • 3. Who is the ___ of the blue Ford parked outside?

  • 4. It is a long ___, an eight hour drive if there is no traffic.

  • 5. This exam tests your ___ of all forms of the past tense.

  • 6. The doctor had the biggest ___, I almost fainted. I hate injections.

  • 7. Our customer ___ is impressive, people visit our zoo over and over again.

  • 8. It was such a ___ to meet you Mr Angell!