Countable & Uncountable Nouns- Travel Vocabulary

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Topic: Transport & Travel

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Countable and Uncountable- Decide what to take with you

Countable and Uncountable Nouns/ Travel Vocabulary

You are going together on a three week sales trip to three continents, including a mix of 
levels of safety and climates. Together decide how many/ much of the things below you 
will take:

Useful language
One or two/ A couple/ A few/ Several/ Some/ Quite a lot/ A lot/ As many as 
possible
Very little/ A little/ Quite a lot/ A lot/ As much as possible

Accessory

Beauty product/ Personal care product (= Toiletry)

Bedding/ Equipment to help you sleep

Clothing/ Footwear

Document

Literature

First aid equipment/ Medicine

Food

Gift

Guide book/ Phrase book

(Check-in/ Hand) luggage

Information

Jewellery

Money

Protection from insects

Security device/ Survival equipment

Stationery

Technology

Are there any things which aren’t above which you’d also take? How many/ much would 
you need between you?

When you have agreed on the things above, for the ones which are categories (e.g. food), 
discuss what kinds of things you should take. 

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2014

Continue your discussion above with the suggestions below:
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(Business) shirt

Address

Backpack/ Rucksack

Briefcase

Brochure

Bulletproof vest

Business card

Can of food

Cash

Credit card

Diary

Dried food

Earplug

e-book/ e-reader

Electrical adaptor

GPS

Hair gel/ Hairspray/ Mousse

Insect repellent

Leisurewear

Money belt

Mosquito net

mp3 player

Notebook

Novel

Padlock

Painkiller

Pair of flipflops/ sandals

Pair of pyjamas

Pair of slippers

Pair of sunglasses

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2014

Passport

Personal attack alarm

Pot noodle

Razor

Shoulder bag

Sleeping bag

Sock

Suit

Suitcase

Suntan lotion

Sweetener

Swiss army knife

Teabag

Telephone number

Tie

Toothpaste

Travel alarm clock

Travel iron

Travel pillow

Travellers’ cheque

Vest (= Undershirt)

Put “s” after any of the nouns above which can take it (= countable nouns). 

Find pairs of categories which are uncountable and examples which are countable above.

Written by Alex Case for UsingEnglish.com © 2014