FCE Vocabulary: Vocabulary Building (12)

In this week’s FCE vocabulary building for the FCE exam we will have a look at countable and uncountable nouns. Many students confuse the use of the two, so we will start with the definitions:

  • countable nouns: specific things that can be counted – they have both singular and plural forms
  • uncountable nouns: stuff or material or the idea of a thing in general – they have no plural form and are not used with a/an

FCE Vocabulary: Countable and Uncountable Nouns

Many nouns can be both countable and uncountable, for example:

  • a cloth/cloth
  • a glass/glass
  • a fish/fish

The nouns can often have different meanings depending on whether they are used as countable or uncountable nouns. It is therefore important that you make sure you know the difference!

To help you improve building your FCE vocabulary knowledge, we have developed a interactive FCE vocabulary building exercise. The exercise is on countable and uncountable nouns and we hope you will enjoy it!

If you would like to do some more exercises like this, you can find more FCE vocabulary building exercises here: FCE Vocabulary

If you would like to put your vocabulary into practice, why not try out one of our FREE FCE Practice Tests: FCE Reading Paper 5?

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