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1 S.T.F.A. Leung Kit Wah Primary School
Primary 3 English Countable nouns & Uncountable nouns by Chan Chau Sze 1999

2 Introduction Title: “Primary 3 English – Countable nouns
and Uncountable nouns” Author: Chan Chau Sze Software used: MS Powerpoint 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.

3 How to Use? Start the programme with the MS Powerpoint.
Click the “Outline View” for the overview purpose. Sort the specific slide with the “Slide Sorter View”. Click on the “Slide View” for any amendment. Make any notes with the “Notes Page View”. Start the presentation with the “Slide Show”.

4 Chapter 1 Countable nouns

5 Countable nouns e.g. I eat banana every day. I like bananas.
Banana is the countable nouns.

6 Countable nouns A countable noun can be 1. singular (banana) or
2. plural (bananas) Countable nouns are things we can count. So we can say ‘one banana’ ,‘two bananas’ etc.

7 Examples of countable nouns
singular plural  apple apples  pineapple pineapples  cucumber cucumbers  strawberry strawberries  grape grapes

8 Countable nouns We add -es to most nouns in -o: tomato tomatoes
potato potatoes But we just add -s to: radio radios photo photos

9 Chapter 2 Uncountable nouns

10 Uncountable nouns e.g. I eat rice everyday. I like rice.
Rice is an uncountable noun.

11 Uncountable nouns An uncountable nouns has only one form. (rice)
Uncountable nouns are things we cannot count. We cannot say ‘one rice’, ‘two rices’, etc.

12 Examples of uncountable nouns:
 salad dressing  lettuce  ham  water  milk

13 The Use of 'is/are some' & 'isn't/aren't any'
Chapter 3 The Use of 'is/are some' & 'isn't/aren't any'

14 Is/are some Study the following table:

15 Is/are some We use ‘is some’ when there is the uncountable noun. (meat, cheese.) We use ‘are some’ when there is the plural countable noun.(rulers, pencils.)

16 Isn’t/aren’t any Study the following table:

17 Isn’t/aren’t any We use ‘isn’t any’ when there is the uncountable noun. (milk, coffee.) We use ‘aren’t any’ when there is the plural countable noun.(dishes, watches)

18 Chapter 4 Quiz

19 I. Put the correct form of the given words into the spaces.
potatoes 1.John is eating some __________(potato). 2.Is there any ___________ (water) in the jar? 3.Mother says, ‘Gogo, please give me some __________ (jam).’ 4.There are some _________ (fish) in the river. 5.There aren’t any ______________(tomato) on the table. water jam fish tomatoes

20 II. Put the correct answer into the spaces with “some” or “any”.
1.There is not ________sugar in the coffee. 2.There are ___________ stars in the sky. 3.There aren’t ________ roses on the table. 4.Father says, ‘Please give me ________ oil.’ 5.Is there ________ orange juice? 6.There is ________ paper on the desk. any some any some any some

21 Look! How many mark(s) you get?
8-11 Well done! 4-7 You can do much better! 0-3 Work hard! Don’t give up!

22 "That’s all, Folks!" Thank You Very Much!!

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