Nature and the environment Countable and uncountable nouns

Nature and the environment Countable and uncountable nouns


Choose one of the things below and say how much/ many there is, was and will be in this town, area and/ or country. Then say how you and other people feel about that. Does your partner agree with your descriptions and opinions?


Useful language for talking about the state of the environment

(far/ a bit) too much/ too many

a lot of/ many

quite a lot of

(just) enough

not many/ not much

not enough/ too few/ too little

not nearly enough/ far too few/ far too little


Add “some” before all the words below, then add “-s” where necessary after the nouns. Some are possible both with and without “-s” but some are uncountable and so should just stay as they are.


Check your answers as a class.


Find expressions in the box above which can go before countable nouns, uncountable nouns and both.


Try to explain absolutely everything you know about insects and other bugs, including where you got that information from.



Environmental topics to speak about

Acid rain

Air pollution


Alternative fuel/ Biofuel

Animal shelter

Asthma/ Breathing difficulty

Awareness of CO2 emissions

Bicycle lane/ Bicycle parking

Bin/ Trashcan/ Garbage can


Birth defect

Bug/ Creepy crawly (bee, beetle, cicada, cockroach, mosquito, spider, etc)

Carbon trading/ Carbon offsetting

Cattle farming/ Pastureland

Coral reef

Dam/ Hydroelectric dam

Dangerous animal (wolf, spider, venomous snake)

Deforestation/ Forest

Ecological education in schools


Endangered animal

Energy consumption

Energy efficiency

Exotic pet

Food allergy

Garbage/ Rubbish/ Trash/ Waste/ Waste product


GM crop

Golf course


Green space/ Greenery

Hay fever


Heat stroke

Hiking course


Hybrid car/ Electric vehicle

Incinerator/ Incineration

Interest in green issues

Interest in outdoor activities

Invasive species

Light pollution

Love of nature

Membership of ecological organisations, e.g. green parties

Native species

Natural disaster (flood, earthquake, landslide, avalanche, volcano, typhoon, tsunami/ tidal wave, drought, extreme heat, blizzard, etc)

Nature park/ Wildlife preserve


Noise/ Noise pollution

Nuclear energy

Organic food


Plastic bag/ Packaging

Pollution from another country


Production of greenhouse gases

Public park

Public transport


Rental bicycle

Rubbish dump

Sea level

Skin problem

Soil erosion

Soil pollution

Solar energy


Support for whaling

Time spent in the countryside

Use of fossil fuels




Water pollution

Water use


Wildlife programme

Wind power


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