Gender of Nouns

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The king’s wife
queen
A person employed to serve his/her
master servant
a large building usually with high, thick
walls and towers built to protect the
residents against attack castle
A female child of a king or queen
princess
A fabric case filled with deformable
material, used for sleeping
mattress
A small spherical green seed that is
widely eaten as a vegetable
pea
Watch the video with understanding.
Raise your hand if you know the answer
to the question.
Who set off in search of a life partner?
Who accompanied the prince in his
journey?
Who told the prince that a real princess
has the voice of an angel?
Who got lost in the rain with a driver?
Where did the young woman sleep?
What did the queen place under the
mattresses?
prince
servants
queen
lady/woman
guest tower
pea
prince
servants
queen
lady/woman
guest tower
pea
ANIMATE
prince
servants
queen
lady/woman
INANIMATE
guest tower
pea
prince
queen
lady/woman
servants
guest tower
pea
MASCULINE
prince
FEMININE
queen
lady/woman
COMMON
servants
NEUTER
guest tower
pea
MASCULINE
FEMININE
male
female
COMMON
NEUTER
either male or
female
neither male nor
female
1. Let us form FIVE groups by counting 1-5.
2. Each group will be assigned to read a
story in your Reading Book.
3. From the story, you need to pick out a
total of 25 nouns. Categorize them
according to gender.
4. On a sheet of bond paper, draw a ‘gender
matrix’ where you will write your answers
(see next slide).
MASCULINE
FEMININE
COMMON
NEUTER
Group 1: The Combat in the Arena (pp.152-154)
Group 2: The Squire’s Bride (pp.209-212)
Group 3: A Lawyer’s Opinion (pp.213-215)
Group 4: Kimod and the Swan Maiden (pp.216-219)
Group 5: The Lady and Her Five Suitors (pp.262-266)
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