A noun is a word used to refer to a person, animal, place,
thing, object, substance, state, event, feeling, or abstract
idea. A noun is one of the eight
parts of speech.
The following are different types of nouns:
a word used to name a group of people,
animals, or things
Learning the different types of nouns in English can be
very difficult and confusing. Be sure to visit the pages
of each of the different noun types shown towards the
top of this page for more detailed explanations.
the types of nouns listed above. For each test question, you will be
given four words. Three of the words will be the same type of noun and one
word will be a different type of noun. Click the links above
to learn more about each type of noun if you cannot
answer a question.
1. Which of the
following words is NOT an abstract noun?
2. Which of the
following words is NOT a collective noun?
3. Which of the
following words is NOT a common noun?
c. Mount Everest
4. Which of the
following words is NOT a concrete noun?
5. Which of the
following words is NOT a countable noun?
6. Which of the
following words is NOT a non-countable noun?
7. Which of the
following words is NOT a plural noun?
8. Which of the
following words is NOT a possessive noun?
9. Which of the
following words is NOT a proper noun?
d. Angelina Jolie
10. Which of the
following words is NOT a singular noun?
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10 - Come Over to My Place
Conversation, Listening, Reading)
In this lesson Ashley is visiting Anna. She calls to
find out how to go to Anna's apartment. Ashley learns
about Anna's neighborhood.
Watch the video and then do the activities on this page.
Anna: Hi Ashley!
Ashley: Hi Anna! I’m coming to your apartment. Where is your apartment?
Anna: My apartment is near the Columbia Heights Metro.
Ashley: It is near the Columbia Heights Metro?
Anna: Yes. Exit the Metro and turn right. Then at the bus station turn left.
Then walk straight ahead.
Ashley: Okay. Exit Metro, turn right, turn left, then go straight ahead?
Anna: Yes. My apartment is near a coffee shop.
Ashley: Okay. See you soon!
Anna: Hi, Ashley.
Ashley: Anna, Which coffee shop? There are three coffee shops.
Anna: Okay, my apartment is across from a big department store.
Ashley: A big department store? Ah, I see it!
Anna: Okay! Bye, Ashley. See you soon!
Ashley: Okay. See you soon.
Anna: Ashley! Ashley! Ashley! Over here! It’s Anna! It’s Anna! Hi!
Anna: I love having my friends over. Come on!
Now practice listening to only the audio portion of the conversation.
In this video, learn to say the new words. Learn to give directions to a place.
In this video, you learn what it means when Americans make their voice go up
after a sentence.
adv. to or toward the place where someone is
n. a large vehicle that is used for carrying
passengers especially along a particular route at particular times
coffee shop -
n. a small restaurant that serves coffee and
other drinks as well as simple foods
department store -
n. a large store that has separate areas in
which different kinds of products are sold
v. to go out of a place
adj. located on the same side of your body as
your heart adv. to or toward the left
n. an underground railway system in some cities
(also called subway)
adj. located on the side of your body that is
away from your heart
n. place where buses, trains, etc., regularly
stop so that passengers can get on and off
adv. in a straight or direct way
adv. used to indicate what happened or happens
v. to cause your body or a part of your body to
face a different direction
v. to move with your legs at a speed that is
slower than running
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