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CCM English Department

Countable & Uncountable Nouns: Please write whether each of the


following words in bold is countable (C) or uncountable (U). (20 points)

1. The children are playing in the garden.


2. I don't like milk on my cereal that much.
3. Most British people seem to prefer tea instead of
coffee.
4. Scientists say that the environment is threatened by
pollution.
5. My mother uses butter to prepare cakes.
6. There are a lot of windows in our home.
7. We are going to need some glue to fix this
vase.
8. The people at this park look quite
relaxed.
9. My father drinks two big glasses of water every
morning.
10. The bread my aunt bakes is to die for!
Countable & Uncountable Nouns II: Please correct any of the sentences below
that have one or more mistakes. (20 points)

1. Every year, there are hundreds of luggages lost or left behind at


most international airports.
2. Much politicians argues about the cost of implementing solar
power.
3. Before leaving for college, Victoria’s father gave her lots of
great advices about what to expect there.
4. An extremely large amount of equipment is necessary to film a
Mexican telenovela on location.
5. Leticia got mad at Odin because he wouldn’t let her buy two
gorgeous furnitures she’d seen in Viana.
Articles: Please fill in each of the following blanks with a, an, the, or x. (20 points)

1. I like _____ blue Gap t-shirt over there better than _____ red
one from Zara.
2. The new Porsche model does 150 miles _____ hour.
3. Could you give me back _____ USB drive I lent you last
week?
4. Do you still live in _____ Dublin, or have you moved?
5. Is your mother working in _____ old office building by the
courthouse?
Articles II: Please fill in each of the following blanks with a, an, the, or x. (20 points)

1. Carol’s father has worked as _____ electrician for over 25 years.


2. Those avocados are $2.50 _____ pound.
3. What do you usually have for _____ breakfast?
4. Poor Ben! He has such _____ terrible headache.
5. After the tour ends, you have _____ whole afternoon free to explore
the city of Budapest on your own.
Listening: You will hear famed British chef Jamie Oliver giving step-by-step instructions on how
to make the perfect omelette. For sentences #1-10, use the information given to complete the
gaps in the sentences. (20 points)

Omelettes don’t get the (1) _____________ they are due.


For a main course omelette, it is best to use (2) _____________ eggs.
The taste of the omelette is improved if extra (3) _____________ olive is used.
If you cook eggs too hard and too fast, you get a horrible (4) _____________ .
During the first 20 seconds, it is best to bring in the egg from the (5) _____________ .
After about 30 seconds, (6) ______________ cheese is added, although any sort of
cheese could be used.
The egg should not be overcooked and hard; it should be (7) ____________ and
delicious.
A non-stick (8) _____________ is essential if you wish to make the perfect omelette.
Alternatively, a cast (9) _____________ one would also work fine.
An omelette is best served with a salad or cold meats, or on its own with
A tiny amount of (10) ______________.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-uClizMGC0#t=58

Here is the link to the listening


section recording.
ANSWER KEY
EXERCISE 3
EXERCISE 1 EXERCISE 2 1) …is lots of luggage… OR
…hundreds of suitcases…
G C C
E U U 2) Many politicians argue…
D U C
C C 3) …lots of great advice…
U U
A 4) CORRECT
F 5) …two gorgeous pieces of
B furniture… OR …some gorgeous
furniture…

EXERCISE 4 EXERCISE 5 EXERCISE 6


the, the an (the sort of) credit cheddar
an a 3, three silky
the --- virgin pan
--- a crispyness, crispiness iron
the/an the sides ketchup