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Il-Habbata and the Plural

 

Task 1

Maltese traditional doors are often decorated with a door knocker (il-habbata in Maltese). You can see these knockers when you walk around the villages and towns.

Look at the door knockers in the image below.

Read these descriptions and put down the right number for each description.

(Use the multidict function for any words you do not know.)

Description Number
  • A Maltese Cross with a ring
  • A fish
  • A Nobleman’s head
  • A hand holding a knob
  • A goldfish
  • A simple knob
  • A lion’s head with a ring
  • Two fish
  • A Maltese Cross
  • A horse’s head with a horseshoe
  • A gargoyle with a ring in between his teeth.
  • A goldfish or a dolphin
  • A lion’s head with a ring
  • A Seahorse
 

Task 2

Try to guess the rule for regular noun plural forms from the examples below.

 

Task 3

Check your answers by selecting the Plural Nouns green button below. (Further practice included.)

 

Task 4

Look at the correct answers for Task 1

  1. A lion’s head with a ring
  2. A hand holding a knob
  3. A simple knob
  4. A goldfish
  5. A lion’s head with a ring
  6. A horse’s head with a horseshoe
  7. Two fish
  8. A Maltese Cross
  9. A Seahorse
  10. A Goldfish
  11. A Nobleman’s head
  12. A gargoyle with a ring in his teeth.
  13. A goldfish or a dolphin
  14. A Maltese Cross with a ring

Try to change these 14 descriptions into the plural

 

Task 5

Select the answers green button below to check your answers.

Clilstore Plural NounsAnswers

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