Containers – mind map and games

Posted on Jan 23 2014 - 3:58am by Zdenda

The concept of uncountability is very difficult to understand and use correctly for learners of English. However, even the English sometimes need to count the things which are uncountable. To do this they count the containers the things are commonly packed in or they have a countable expression which is used with the given noun. Thus, they have  one pair of trousers, two pieces of cake or a carton of milk. To master this you have to learn the containers by heart. To make it easier I have prepared a short video, a mind map and three games for you.

Containers – video

Watch the video and repeat the phrases with the native speaker.
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Containers – mind map

The following mind map visually maps the containers and their usage.

containers mind map

Once you have learnt the containers it is time to see whether you really know them. Play the following games and if you win you can be sure that you know the vocabulary.

Containers – games

The first game is the easiest one. You have to choose the correct container for the given phrase. If you succeed you will be given the chance to shoot a penalty. Can you score 10 times? No one ever has. BE THE FRIST ONE.

Containers – penalty game.

The second game is slightly more difficult. Your task is to choose the word which fits into the gap. You have to choose a noun which is commonly used with the given container. If you are successful then you can try to win the fencing duel.

Containers – En Garde game.

The last game is the most difficult one. While in the previous games it was enough to choose a word, here you have to make it up. And in the meantime the invaders get more and more aggressive. Will you save the planet?

Containers – Teacher invaders game.

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5 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Paula Sarteschi 23/01/2014 at 2:02 pm -

    Hi, I loved your lesson. This is a hard subject to teach, especially for Portuguese native speaker. Thank you so much gor your effort!

  2. Chy Tim 23/01/2014 at 2:19 pm -

    I want to learn more English language

  3. ani 25/01/2014 at 2:54 pm -

    Hi all ,

    mind map is great to remember easily.
    we can learn fast through way. I love it.
    thanks so much.

  4. Mabdel 08/02/2014 at 2:19 pm -

    Simply great! Thx a lot for sharing such great work!

  5. Onie watson 27/03/2014 at 1:34 pm -

    how can i download the games without using the internet connection ??
    i am really love this material for learning english for my students

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