CAE Gold Plus Unit 10
Choose one of the things below and say how much/ many there is, was and will be in this town, area and/ or country, and how you feel about that. You may also want to talk about different generations. Does your partner agree with your descriptions and opinion?
|Useful language(far/ a bit) too much/ too many
a lot of/ many
quite a lot of
not many/ not much
not enough/ too few/ too little
not nearly enough/ far too few/ far too little
Allergy/ Hay fever
Alternative fuel/ Biofuel
Asthma/ Breathing difficulty
Awareness of CO2 emissions
Bicycle lane/ Bicycle parking
Carbon trading/ Carbon offsetting
Cattle farming/ Pastureland
Dam/ Hydroelectric dam
Dangerous animal (wolf, spider, venomous snake)
Ecological education in schools
Green space/ Greenery
Hybrid car/ Electric vehicle
Interest in green issues
Interest in outdoor activities
Love of nature
Membership of ecological organisations, e.g. green parties
Natural disaster (flood, earthquake, landslide, avalanche, volcano, typhoon, tsunami/ tidal wave, drought, extreme heat, blizzard, etc)
Nature park/ Wildlife preserve
Noise/ Noise pollution
Plastic bag/ Packaging
Pollution from another country
Production of greenhouse gases
Support for whaling
Time spent in the countryside
Use of fossil fuels
Bug/ Creepy crawly (bee, beetle, cicada, cockroach, mosquito, spider, etc)
Find some examples above which can be some + noun and some + noun + s with a difference in meaning (however slight).
Add a plural s to any of the words above where it is possible without changing the meaning.
Try to explain absolutely everything you know about insects and other bugs, including where you got that information from.
Would you be interested in watching a wildlife programme called “Insects from Hell”? Why/ Why not?
PDF version for easy saving and printing: Nature environment countable uncountable
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Countable and uncountable page: https://tefltastic.wordpress.com/worksheets/grammar/countable-uncountable/