nouns and noun phrases and proper names and place names
We write proper names with a capital letter like this: “Mark”. Not like this: “mark”.
Place names are proper names so we write place names with a capital letter like this: “America” . Not like this: “america”.
Look at this list of place names:
and this one:
and this one:
The Appalachian Trail.
Nouns are really important. Place names are really important.
People talk about places all the time. You should learn place names in the same way that you learn other words.
(self-study or teacher prepare for class)
If you live in a strange city, get a map and learn the spelling and pronunciation of place names (suburbs, areas) in your neighborhood. If you live in a strange country, get a map and learn the names of the cities and areas and how to spell them and pronounce them correctly. (when you become familiar with your city and country, this kind of knowledge will be second nature to you.)
Get a map. Look a these places on the map. Make sure you understand where they are. Read about them in wikipedia.
The Appalachian Trail
Tierra del Fuego.
Now read this list of nouns and noun phrases and put capital letters on the place names:
Tierra del Fuego
rivers and lakes and mountains
Canada and Alaska
the heart of the states
father and son
down to Louisiana
by river passage
the same thing
the Appalachian trail
Do you understand all the words?
Now listen to this conversation (On Horseback) then go outside and feel and think.
Have you seen the History and Geography Page?
World English Course
There are lots of things you can learn in the World English Course. There is a place where you can talk about work and there is also a place where you can find a job and a place where you can find staff. There is a place where you can have fun and there is a place where you can talk about food or family. There is also a place where you can talk about money or love or philosophy. You can study anything you want anytime you want. You can do it once a week or every day or any time you like. Have fun! Work hard! Tell your friends and family members! Enjoy!