This topic is connected with countable and uncountable nouns. When I speak with native speakers of English they often tell me that the concept of countability in English is absolutely natural. “You simply know which noun is countable and which is not.” However, this natural feeling is nearly impossible to teach. Based on my experience I have created the following mind map where I try to set some rules to help the learners of English.
The rules given here are in no way foolproof but I hope they will help a bit.
Countable or Uncountable – mind map
Countable or Uncountable – games
Now it is time to test your knowledge in games. The first one is absolutely new. You play the Tetris games and after 4 pieces you have to write whether the noun is Countable (C), Uncountable (U) or Both (B). USE ONLY CAPITAL LETTERS!!!
The second game is incredibly popular in my classes. It is called On Target and you should shoot the bad ducks.
The third game is called penalty.