Fun Easy English Classroom March 3


Learn about
countable nouns
Countable Nouns

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

Definition of a countable noun.
Countable Noun Examples
  • The girl likes to go shopping. (plural - girls like)
  • You should clean the glass. (plural - glasses)
  • A tornado was seen in Kansas today. (plural - Many tornados were)
  • I watched as the leaf fell. (plural - leaves)
  • She wants to eat that cherry. (plural - those cherries)
  • He dropped the book on his foot. (plural - feet)
From YOUR Teacher: Countable Nouns

These are basically words which can be counted. Pretty easy actually.
Additional Lessons
About These Lessons

The following classroom lessons are great for students who want additional conversation, listening, and reading practice.
  • 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 10 - Visit to Peru
(Intermediate - Conversation, Listening, Reading)

In this lesson Anna is writing a story about the culture of Peru. She does not have time to travel, but her friend Bruna says she can learn about Peru in one short visit. Where will she go?
Lesson Video

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

Bruna: Hi, Anna!
Anna: Hi, Bruna! What’s up?
Bruna: I thought we could meet for lunch today.
Anna: I wish I could, but I can’t. I have to research Peru for a story.
Bruna: How’s it going?
Anna: Not so good. I’ve been reading about Peru and listening to Peruvian music. I really want to understand Peru. I hope it's enough.
Bruna: You should visit Peru.
Anna: I wish!
Bruna: You can!
Anna: Bruna, I don’t have the money or time to go to Peru. My deadline is tomorrow!
Bruna: No, I don’t mean to really go there. The museum where I work is having a Peruvian festival today! …. Anna? Anna? Anna, are you there?
Prof. Bot: Hello again! Professor Bot here. Today we will hear about wishes and hopes. Bruna asked Anna to go to lunch, but she answered,
I wish I could, but I can’t. Listen for more hope and wish sentences.
Bruna: Hi, Anna!
Anna: Hi, Bruna! Thanks for telling me about this event.
Bruna: Sure! It's much better than staring at your computer. I hope it helps with your story.
Anna: I’m sure it will. So, what should we see first?
Bruna: Dance and music are very important to Peruvian culture, so let’s watch the dancers.
Anna: Great! Let’s go!
Bruna: There's this very special Peruvian dance called Marinera Norteña.
Anna: I love the Marinera Nortina… !
Bruna: Marinera Norteña.
Anna: Marinera Norten… ?
Bruna: No. Marinera Norteña.
Anna: I love the … marriage dance!
Anna: Bruna, I read about this dance. But it is much more romantic in person!
Bruna: The dancers are giving lessons after their performance. You should try it!
Anna: I’d love to. But I’m not ready to get married. I mean, one day I hope to meet the right guy. We’ll buy matching motorcycles and ride into the sunset -- the wind blowing through our hair!
Bruna: Anna, the dance just shows the courtship tradition. It doesn’t mean you will get married.
Anna: Oh. Well, I’ll try anyway.
Bruna: Don’t forget. This festival also shows Peruvian art!
Anna: I hope I have time to see everything!
Bruna: Anna, I wish I could join you. But I have some work to do.
Anna: Of course, of course. You go back to work. I’ll check out the art.
Bruna: Okay, I’m hoping to finish in about an hour. Let’s meet then.
Anna: Great. See you then!
Bruna: See ya!
Prof. Bot: Did you notice any sentences with hope or wish?
Anna says, “One day I hope to meet the right guy.” That’s an example of using “hope” with an infinitive to talk about doing something in the future. Keep watching!
Anna: Oh, wow! I can make my own Peruvian art!
Bruna: Anna, how’s it going?
Anna: Hi, Bruna!
Bruna: You know you're in the kid's section, right?
Anna: I'm in the art making section.
Bruna: I see that. Your art is very nice. I wish I could do art like that.
Anna: Oh, this one’s not mine. This is mine.
Bruna: Wow! Really? That's really nice!
Anna: Thanks! And thanks for telling me about this festival. I learned so much about Peru. Ooh, we still have time!
Bruna: Time for what?
Anna: Time for Marinera Norteña!
Prof. Bot: Do you remember what Anna said? “I really want to understand Peru.” I hope you understand Peru a little better now, too. And I wish I could talk with you more about grammar, but that’s all the time we have today! Go to the website to learn more!

Now practice listening to only the audio portion of the conversation.
New Words
  • blow - v. to be moved or affected in a specified way by the wind
  • courtship - n. he activities that occur when people are developing a romantic relationship that could lead to marriage or the period of time when such activities occur
  • deadline - n. a date or time when something must be finished
  • hope - v. to want something to happen or be true and think that it could happen or be true
  • in person - expression. used to say that a person is actually present at a place
  • join - v. to put or bring (two or more things) together
  • marriage - n. a ceremony in which two people are married to each other
  • match - v. to have the same appearance or color
  • motorcycle - n. a vehicle with two wheels that is powered by a motor and that can carry one or two people
  • Peru - n. a country in South America
  • romantic - adj. of, relating to, or involving love between two people
  • sunset - n. the time when the sun goes below the horizon in the evening
  • wish - v. to want (something) to be true or to happen
Conversation Lessons

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Conversation Lessons

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