Knowing abstract nouns is very important if you want to
be able to express yourself adequately in English. Study
the examples shown above.
each test question, fill in the blank with the abstract noun which
best fits with the context (meaning) of the sentence.
1. I really need
your ________ about this relationship.
accumulated an incredible amount of ________ this year.
3. You really need
to think about your ________ next time.
4. They fell in
________ from the first time they met.
5. The test shows
she has above average ________.
6. There is a lot
of ________ coming from that house anytime.
7. We try to
________ to Japan at least once a year.
8. The ________ in
California is not as good as it used to be.
9. They said she
has ________ which explains why she gets so upset.
10. You need a lot
of ________ if you want to succeed in this world.
The following classroom lessons are great for students
who want additional conversation, listening, and reading
Conversation Lesson -
Beginner Level. Let's
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with a conversation video, a video script, audio
listening practice, video speaking practice, video
pronunciation practice, a new
words section, and a writing activity.
41 - Teamwork Works Best With a Team
Conversation, Listening, Reading)
In this lesson Anna meets with her boss, Ms. Weaver, for
her yearly review. Ms. Weaver wants Anna to have higher
numbers for the audience of her show. How will Anna make
her audience numbers go up?
Watch the video and then do the activities on this page.
Anna: Hi. I am walking to work. Today my boss will tell me what she thinks of my
work. Is it good? Or is it bad? Okay, time for work. I am going right now. Okay,
okay, I’m going!
Ms. Weaver: Anna, hello.
Ms. Weaver: Sit down. As you know, at the start of a new year we have a work
Anna: Yes. It’s time for mine.
Ms. Weaver: Yes. Anna, this chart shows the audience of The Time Traveling
Treehouse. If you look at it, you will see something bad. Your audience is going
down, down, DOWN!
Anna: Ms. Weaver, I think the chart is upside down.
Anna: Here, let’s flip that around. Now, it’s right-side up.
Ms. Weaver: Oh. If you look at this chart, you will see something good. Your
audience is big.
Ms. Weaver: But not big enough.
Anna: Not good.
Ms. Weaver: I want to see these numbers go up, and up, and UP!
Ms. Weaver: I have something -- idea posters!
Anna: (whispers) Idea posters.
Ms. Weaver: You really ought to think seriously about them. I like this one.
Please read it.
Anna: “If at first you SUCCEED; you will be a success.” Well, it's a cute cat.
Ms. Weaver: Here’s another one. I like it.
Anna: “WORKING HARD looks hard because it really is hard.” I see. It's another
Ms. Weaver: This is my favorite.
Anna: “TEAMWORK works best with a team.” A team of cats. Look at all those cats!
Ms. Weaver: So, Anna, do you understand what I want?
Anna: Yes, Ms. Weaver. I understand.
Anna: Okay, team. There is a problem in the Treehouse.
Amelia: Problem? What's the problem?
Anna: Our audience is big.
Bryan: But that's a good thing.
Anna: No, it is not big enough.
Anna: Please don’t worry. I know what Ms. Weaver wants. Here’s the plan.
Bryan: Is that what she wants?
Amelia: Are you sure?
Anna: Yes. Let’s get to work!
Anna: Good job, team. This is exactly what Ms. Weaver wants!
Anna: Welcome to The Time Traveling Treehouse! Today you will learn about a very
popular pet … cats!
MINDY: Anna. Did I give you enough cats?
Anna: I don’t know, MINDY. I think we need more cats!
Now practice listening to only the audio portion of the conversation.
In this video, learn how to say the new words. Then learn about sentences that
include the words "if" and "will." These are called present real conditional
When we want our listener to notice one or two words in a sentence, we can say
them louder, or put more emphasis on them. Learn how to do that in this video.
n. the people who watch, read, or listen to
n. a small animal that is related to lions and
tigers and that is often kept by people as a pet
n. information in the form of a table or a
adj. having a pleasing and usually youthful
adv. used to stress that something is accurate,
complete, or correct
v. to cause (something) to turn or turn over
v. to make a crying sound as cats do
n. an animal (such as a dog, cat, bird, or
fish) that people keep mainly for pleasure
n. a usually large picture that is put on walls
as a decoration
n. an act of carefully looking at or examining
the quality or condition of something or someone
right-side up -
noun phrase. with the top or correct side
v. to do what you are trying to do or to
achieve the correct or desired result
n. a person or thing that succeeds
n. the work done by people who work together as
a team to do something
adv. in such a way that the upper and the lower
parts are reversed in position
In this lesson, what do you think Ms. Weaver wants? Do
you ever have trouble understanding the advice that
others give you? Write about it in the Facebook Comments
section below. Then practice making sentences with "if."
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