IELTS|Intermediate|20. Animal life

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Read the facts about zebras and buffaloes and decide if they are True or False


Read more on 🔗zebras and 🔗buffaloes.

Look at the Writing task below and say whether the sentences are True or False. If a sentence is false, correct it

IELTS Writing Part 1

The charts below show information about animals and rainfall at the Nboro Nature Reserve.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparisons where relevant.


Read the text and answer the questions below

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Which sentence(s) form:

  • an introduction to the information in the charts?
  • a summary and comparison of the information about the animals?
  • a summary of the information about rainfall?
  • a general overview of all the information in the charts?

Find the synonyms to the verbs «rose» and «fell». You may suggest your own variants

Look at these words from IELTS Writing Part 1. Decide if they are countable (C) or uncountable (U)

Countable and uncountable nouns

Some nouns are countable (C). Other nouns are uncountable (U).

1. A good learner’s dictionary will tell you if a noun is countable or uncountable:

a) rain — noun (U) — water that falls from the sky in small drops

b) zebra — noun (C) — an animal like a horse with black and white lines

2. Countable and uncountable nouns have different grammar rules, and we can often tell when a noun is countable or uncountable by looking at the words around it and whether it is singular or plural.

Countable nouns: Uncountable nouns:
  • use a or an when they are singular:
    a zebra, an ant
  • have the plural form:
    zebras, ants
  • can use some and any in the plural:
    some rivers, any bees
  • can use few and many in the plural:
    few trees, many birds
  • can use number in the plural:
    There were a large number of elephants in the forest.
  • do not use a or an:
    water
  • do not have the plural form (and so the verb is always singular):
    They drink a lot of water.
  • can use some and any:
    some rain, any food
  • can use little and much:
    little food, much grass
  • can use amount:
    Elephants eat a large amount of food every day.

Wordlist

This is a list of some common uncountable nouns which IELTS candidates often make mistakes with:

1. advice
2. behaviour
3. education
4. equipment
5. information
6. knowledge
7. pollution
8. research
9. stuff
10. traffic
11. work

Countable and uncountable nouns

Nouns are either countable (C) or uncountable (U).

Countable nouns can be made plural; uncountable nouns are always singular.


Decide if these words should be used with countable (C) or uncountable (U) nouns

Decide if the words in bold in these sentences are countable (C) or uncountable (U)

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Tick countable and uncountable nouns

IELTS candidates often make mistakes with these countable and uncountable nouns.

Choose the correct option for each of these sentences

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Find and correct the mistake in each of these sentences

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Find and correct the spelling mistakes in these sentences. Explain your choice

Choose the correct prepositions

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Find and correct a mistake with a preposition in each of these sentences

Read the IELTS Writing task Part 1

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IELTS Writing task Part 1

The charts show information about honey-bee colonies and honey production in the US.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparisons where relevant.

Look at the Writing task and answer the questions. Discuss how you will organise your summary. Make notes while you speak

  1. What does each chart show, and what years are covered by the charts?
  2. Are the words «colony» and «honey» countable or uncountable?
  3. How many honey-bee colonies were there in 1970, and how much honey did they produce?
  4. Did these figures rise or fall from 1970 to 1980? What comparison can you make about this period?
  5. Did these figures rise or fall from 1980 to 1990? What comparison can you make?
  6. Did honey-bee colonies and honey production rise or fall between 1990 and 2010?
  7. For your overview, what in general can you say about the bee colonies and honey production between 1970 and 2010?
  8. What information will you put in your introductory paragraph?
  9. Will you deal with the number of bee colonies and the production of honey together or separately?
  10. How many paragraphs will you need, and what will be the subject of each of them?

If you open the lesson plan you will be able to assign separate pages as homework or all the homework pages at once.

Урок Homework Курс
  • Zebras and buffaloes
  • Numbers of animals
  • Sum it up
  • Counting animals
  • Can we count it?
  • Many or much?
  • Spelling words
  • Prepositions
  • Comparison of the charts
  • Homework