Fun Easy English Classroom February 27


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concrete nouns
Concrete Nouns

Today in the Fun Easy English classroom you are going to learn about concrete nouns an important part of English grammar.
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Grammar: Concrete Nouns

Definition of a concrete noun.
  • A concrete noun:
  • is a word used to describe tangible objects such as: a person, place, thing, object, or substance
  • is a word that can be perceived through the five physical senses of: hearing, seeing, smelling, tasting and touching
  • is the opposite of an abstract noun
  • A concrete noun is either:
  • countable
  • non-countable
Concrete Noun Examples
  • The apple was red and delicious.
  • The dog appears to be happy.
  • Moose can be found in Canada.
  • Your shoes really stink.
  • They went to the beach.
  • We bought the house.
  • She needs to buy a notebook.
  • You should read this book.
From YOUR Teacher: Concrete Nouns

Hey really not much to say about concrete nouns. Pretty simple lesson today.
Additional Lessons
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  • Conversation Lesson - Intermediate Level. Let's Learn English conversation lesson with a conversation video, a video script, audio listening practice, and a new words section.
Conversation Lesson 6 - Will It Float?
(Intermediate - Conversation, Listening, Reading)

In this lesson Anna takes Penelope around the city on a tour vehicle. Is it a bus? Is it a boat? Yes! The Duck Bus/Boat. It goes on land. It goes on water.
Lesson Video

Watch the video and then read the video script.
Video Script

Penelope: Anna, thanks for taking me on a tour of D.C. today.
Anna: Sure thing, Penelope. You are new to town. And a tour is the best way to see more of the city!
Penelope: So, which tour are we taking – the one that goes through the city on a bus? Or the one that goes along the river in a boat?
Anna: Both!
Penelope: What? Anna, this isn’t going to be one of those trips, is it?
Anna: No. Follow me.
Professor Bot: In this lesson, you are going to hear lots of prepositions! What’s a preposition, you ask? It’s a word that shows relationships between things. Anna says they are going on a tour through the city and along the river. Through and along are both prepositions. Watch for more!
Anna: Well, Penelope, there’s our ride!
Penelope: What is it?
Anna: It’s the famous DC Ducks -- the boat with wheels! We will ride on the road and then sail on the water!
Penelope: Who thinks of these things?
Anna: I don't know. But I’m glad they do! Let’s get aboard, Sailor!
Penelope: (looking at a brochure about the boat) Hey, did you know that this bus … um, boat was created during World War II to carry people and supplies?
Anna: Wow. You know, a tour is so much more interesting with Fun Facts, like that one.
Penelope: I agree. I love Fun Facts!
Boy: Did I hear you say you love Fun Facts?
Anna & Penelope: Yeah.
Boy: Well, I have tons of Fun Facts for this tour!
Anna & Penelope: Great!
Anna: Penelope, where are his parents?
Penelope: Maybe - maybe he’s the Captain’s son and he helps his dad on tours!
Anna: Oh yeah! It would be so awesome to ride around the city in a boat all day with your dad!
Penelope: This is amazing, Anna. There are so many beautiful buildings along this road!
Anna: Hey, the Washington Monument is on the left!
Professor Bot: I have a Fun Fact too! Did you know that the Washington Monument was damaged in an earthquake? Whoa. Did you feel that?!
I heard: "around the city in a boat," "along this road and "on the left." All of these are prepositions showing place. Let's watch for more places and prepositions!
Penelope: Look, Anna, we’re across from the White House!
Anna: Penelope, the only thing between us and the President is the street … and a park … and a security gate .... and police officers … with guns.
Boy: Excuse me, do you want to know a Fun Fact about the White House?
Anna & Penelope: Yes!
Boy: Inside the White House there is a swimming pool, a movie theater and 32 bathrooms!
Penelope: Thirty-two bathrooms! That’s a lot of bathrooms!
Boy: I’d be happy with two. I live in a house with my mom, four sisters, two aunts and only one bathroom!
Penelope: Oh my! You know, Anna, we should give him a tip!
Anna: Of course! It is polite to tip your tour guide! Luckily, I have lots of dollar bills!
Penelope: That was a great Fun Fact! Here you go!
Boy: Thank you! I can tell you Fun Facts all day!
Professor Bot: Did you hear any more prepositions of place? I heard "between us and the president" “inside the White House" and "in a house."
And did you hear that the Duck Boat can go on the river? I don't believe it. Join us next time to find out which preposition we will use: The boat went ON the river or The boat went INTO the river?

Now practice listening to only the audio portion of the conversation.
New Words
  • aboard - prep. on or into (a train, ship, etc.)
  • across - prep. on the other side of (something)
  • along - prep. in a line matching the length or direction of (something)
  • around - prep. over or in different parts of (a place)
  • between - prep. in the space that separates (two things or people)
  • captain - n. a person who is in charge of a ship or an airplane
  • carry - v. to move (something) while holding and supporting it
  • inside - prep. an inner part of something (such as a building or machine)
  • pool - n. (swimming pool) a large structure that is filled with water and that is used for swimming
  • relationship - n. the way in which two or more people or things are connected
  • security gate - n. a place where people are checked to make sure they are not carrying weapons or other illegal materials
  • through - prep. used to describe movement within a place or an area of land, air, etc.
  • tip - n. an extra amount of money that you give to someone (such as a waitress or waiter) who performs a service for you - v. to give an extra amount of money to someone who performs a service for you
  • tour - n. an activity in which you go through a place (such as a building or city) in order to see and learn about the different parts of it
  • wheel - n. one of the round parts underneath a car, wagon, etc., that rolls and allows something to move
Conversation Lessons

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