Latihan Soal Bahasa Inggris tentang Countable and Uncountable Nouns dan Expressions of Quantity – Countable and uncountable noun adalah salah satu jenis kata benda (noun) berdasarkan jumlahnya (dapat / tidak dapat dihitung). Sedangkan expressions of quantity merupakan ungkapan / kata / frasa yang biasanya digunakan untuk menunjukkan jumlah suatu kata benda. Untuk mengetahui tentang penggunaannya, berikut adalah latihan soal bahasa Inggris tentang countable and uncountable nouns dan expressions of quantity serta kunci jawabannya.
I. Are there nouns usually countable (C) or uncountable (U)? Which can be either countable or uncountable (E)? Fill in the blank spaces below.
- Information U
- Furniture ___
- Country ___
- Luggage ___
- Hair ___
- Watch ___
- News ___
- Computer ___
- Advice ___
- Equipment ___
- Chocolate ___
- Noise ___
II. Read the instruction to a cookery book, Round the World in Recipes, and underline the correct expressions of quantity.
Any / some book recipes are easy and quick to follow. But it is an insult to people’s intelligence to suggest they should never do anythig which takes more than a little / a few minutes. (1) Some / any recipes are long, slow and economical (beans, for example). (2) Some / any require (3) little / a little skill but (4) some / any patience like sourdough bread. (5) Most / much have ingredients which are easily available. Only (6) a few / few have unusual spices such as the Thai kaffir lime leaves or the Indonesian shrimp paste, baluchan, and (7) some / any cook will know how to adapt the recipes. The traditional fat in the countries of origin is given in the recipes because it can contribute to a special flavour. But beware – (8) some / any cooks believe that if (9) a few / a little oil doesyou good, then (10) a lot / much must be better. if only this was true!
III. Read the learners’ reports below about a survey of people’s eating habits in their school. Correct any mistakes in the underlined words and phrases or tick (P) correct examples.
We discovered that a little ( a few) people don’t have breakfast at all, but that most do. Of those who do have breakfast, (1) not much (……………..) have a cooked breakfast, (2) most (……………….) have some cereal or toast, and (3) many (…………………) have tea and coffee.
We wanted to find out how often people ate out and how often they stayed at home. We got interesting results (4) Several of (………………….) people have a lot of meals out, three or four a week, especially at the weekend, but one person never has any meals out. (5) Only a few (…………………..) people said they enjoyed cooking at home – (6) most of (…………….) people had meals out to avoid cooking.
We looked at lunches on schoo days. (7) Lots (………………..) people pay for school canteen lunches, but (8) most (………………) don’t think the food is very good. (9) No many (……………….) people bring their own food, but those that do bring sandwiches and salads. (10) A few (……………….) people buy takeaway food from outside school.
IV. For each expression of quantity (number 1 – 8), note the types of nouns which can follow. Then include the expression in a sentence about your country.
|Example: a few||plural||There are a few areas with high mountains.|
|1. not many|
|2. most of|
|3. plenty of|
|6. not much|
|8. lots of|
- A little
- A little
- A lot
- Not many
- P (most)
- P (many)
- P (only a few)
- Lots of
- P (most)
- Not many
- P (a few)
|1. not many||Plural countable||Not many students in my school like to have breakfast.|
|2. most of||Plural countable||Most of girls try to use make up since early age.|
|3. plenty of||Singular uncountable||We’ve got plenty of time before we need to leave for the airport.|
|4. several||Plural countable||Several of my friends are learning English at language schools in Cambridge.|
|5. some||Plural countable / singular uncountable||It was some years later when they next met. à Plural countable
My sister gave me some idea of how to finish my school project. à Singular uncountable
|6. not much||Singular uncountable||Not much of his money is spent on clothes.|
|7. few||Plural countable||There are a few cakes left over from the party.|
|8. lots of||Plural uncountable||She eats lots of fruit.|
Demikianlah latihan soal bahasa Inggris tentang countable and uncountable nouns dan expressions of quantity serta kunci jawabannya. Semoga beberapa latihan soal tersebut dapat menambah pemahaman teman – teman. Terima kasih.