Todd: So Amy, do you have a big house?
Aimee: Yes, I think our house is quite big. Yeah.
Todd: How many rooms are in your house?
Aimee: There are six rooms in our house.
Todd: Whoa! Six rooms.
Todd: That's big.
Aimee: It is big. It is.
Todd: Very cool. So, do you have a big kitchen?
Aimee: The kitchen is quite big, but there isn't much table space to prepare food when I'm cooking.
Todd: Yeah, there's not much space in my house either. I agree for in the kitchen.
Todd: And in your kitchen, so you have a refrigerator, a stove, a table?
Aimee: In our kitchen we have a refrigerator, yeah. Yes. We also have a small stove. We don't have a table. We have a big cabinet where we keep our microwave and toaster and rice cooker.
Todd: OK, but you don't have a table. Where do you eat?
Aimee: We eat either on a table in the living room or at another table in the dining room.
Todd: So is your living room big?
Aimee: It's quite big. Yes. We have a big couch and a low table. A low table, heated table. It's very handy in the winter.
Todd: Do you have a big TV?
Aimee: It's quite big, I think. Yeah.
Todd: Do you have cable TV?
Aimee: We do have cable TV. Yes. My children love to watch the cartoons on cable TV.
Todd: Yeah, cartoons are great. I still watch cartoons.
Aimee: You do?
Todd: I'm 47 and I still watch cartoons. How many bathrooms do you have?
Aimee: One bathroom and one separate toilet.
Todd: OK before I told you I only have two books in my house.
Todd: Do you have many books in your house?
Aimee: Yes. More than two.
Todd: Oh, no. That's scary. How many?
Aimee: I think we have about two long shelves full of books, so maybe about, maybe fifty books. Maybe?
Aimee: Fifty books in the living rooms and in the kids rooms maybe another fifty books. Kids books. And upstairs in my daughters bedroom, maybe another thirty books.
Todd: That's a lot of books.
Aimee: It is a lot of books. You're right.
Aimee: The kids books are thin and light.
Todd: Well, that's good.
Aimee: I think it's important to have books for children.
Todd: I agree. So you have a family. How many people are in your family?
Aimee: There are four of us.
Todd: Oh, OK so four people.
Todd: That means, so four people, is it crowded in your house?
Aimee: No, it's not crowded. Our house is quite big. We have a lot of space. We have ... each person has their own room
Todd: Oh, that's good.
Todd: Nice. Sounds like a nice place.
Aimee: It is nice. I really like it, but like your place, it's old.
Todd: Oh, so cold in the winter.
Aimee: Yes, and very hot in summer.
Todd: Old means cold!
Aimee: It does.
Todd: Oh, do you have a patio? An outdoor area?
Aimee: We don't have a patio. But we do have a nice garden.
Todd: Oh, nice.
Aimee: Yes, there are lots of trees and bushes and flowers and it's a nice place to have barbecues.
Todd: Oh, great.
Aimee: Yes, you should come sometime.
Todd: I will for sure.
Aimee: OK, good.
Todd: Tell me when!
Singular vs Plural Nouns with Articles
- I have many books.
- I don't have a history book though.
- I have a cat and two dogs.
- I have an old computer.
- She has a nice house.
- I have a big kitchen.'
- I don't have an umbrella.
- To make an omelet, crack an egg. Then whisk the egg.
- Then get a pan. Cook the egg in the pan.
- Then get a plate. Put the egg on the plate.
- Then get a fork. Use the fork to eat the omelet.
- Books are important.
- Do you like apples?
- Everybody needs friends.
- I don't like watching movies.
- I bought the books you asked for.
- The streets in my town are very clean.
- I love the cookies on the table.
- The students in my class love to play games.