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Articles : 

Articles a an & the

a = one person or one thing : 

a = one person or one thing a car a small car a small pink car

a = one person or one thing : 

a = one person or one thing a woman a young woman a friendly young woman

an before a e i o u sounds : 

an before a e i o u sounds an apple an orange an eggplant

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a book an interesting book animal an a small animal

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1 Do you have ____ umbrella? a or an? 2 I’d like to buy ____ hat, please. 3 I’ll see you in ____ hour. 4 UWS is ____ university.

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1 Do you have an umbrella? a or an? 2 I’d like to buy a hat, please. 3 I’ll see you in an hour. 4 UWS is a university. an before a e i o u sounds remember :

a /an for occupations : 

a /an for occupations ‘What do you do?’ ‘I’m a bus driver.’ ‘What does she do?’ ‘She’s an electrician.’

Answers: Exercise 1 : 

Answers: Exercise 1 1 an old book 2 a window 3 a horse 4 an airport 5 a new airport 6 an organisation 7 a university 8 an hour 9 an economic problem

Answers: Exercise 2 : 

Answers: Exercise 2 1 A duck is a bird. 2 A carrot is a vegetable. 3 Tennis is a game. 4 A hammer is a tool. 5 Everest is a mountain. 6 Jupiter is a planet. 7 A pear is a fruit. 8 The Amazon is a river. 9 A rose is a flower. 10 A trumpet is a musical instrument.

Answers: Exercise 3 : 

Answers: Exercise 3 1 She’s a dentist. 2 He’s a shop assistant. 3 She’s a photographer. 4 She’s a taxi-driver. 5 He’s an electrician. 6 She’s a nurse. 7 He’s a private detective.

a/ an and the : 

a/ an and the There are three windows here. a window = window 1, 2 or 3

a / an and the : 

a / an and the There is only one window – the window.

a / an and the : 

I’ve got a dog. (there are many dogs and I’ve got one) I’m going to take the dog for a walk. (the dog = my dog) Is there a dentist in Granville? (there are many dentists – is there one here?) I went to the dentist yesterday. (the dentist = my dentist) Sydney is a beautiful city. (there are many beautiful cities, Sydney is one) Sydney is the capital of NSW. There is only one capital of NSW. a / an and the

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I bought __sandwich and __ milkshake. ___sandwich was nice but __ milkshake was horrible. I bought a sandwich and a milkshake. The sandwich was nice but the milkshake was horrible. the sandwich and the milkshake = my sandwich and my milkshake a / an or the

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We use the when it is clear which person or thing we mean. For example: the roof, the backyard, the kitchen (house) ‘Where’s Sam?’ ‘He’s in the kitchen.’ the station, the airport, the bank (city or town) the door, the ceiling, the light ( a room)

The : 

The the same Peter and Brian live in the same street. (not in same street) the sun/the moon/ the sky / the city / the country I live in the city. (not - I live in city) the police / the airforce / the army the top / the bottom / the left / the right

Do not use the with: : 

Do not use the with: Names of people and names of places. I went to Canberra yesterday.  I went to the Canberra yesterday. X I saw Sue last week. I saw the Sue last week. X breakfast / lunch / dinner days / months/ years

Answers: Exercise 1 : 

Answers: Exercise 1 1 We enjoyed our holiday. The hotel was very nice. 2 Can I ask a question? 3 You need a holiday. 4 Where’s Tom? He’s in the bathroom. 5 Jane is an interesting person. 6 A: Excuse me, can you tell me how to get to the city centre? B: Yes, you go straight ahead and then take the next turn left. 7 A: Shall we go out for a meal this evening? B: Yes, That’s a good idea. 8 It’s a nice morning. Let’s go for a walk. 9 Amanda is a good student. When she finishes her studies she wants to be a journalist. She lives with two friends in a flat near the college where she is studying. The flat is small but she likes it. 10 Peter and Mary have got two children, a boy and a girl. The boy is seven years old and the girl is three. Peter works in a factory. Mary hasn’t got a job at the moment.

Answers: Exercise 2 : 

Answers: Exercise 2 1 Can you open the door please? 2 How far is it to the airport? 3 Can I have a cup of coffee please? 4 That’s a nice picture. I like it. 5 Can you turn off the radio please? Why are you sitting on the floor?

Answers: Exercise 3 : 

Answers: Exercise 3 1 Don’t forget to turn off the light when you go out. 2 Enjoy your holiday and don’t forget to send me a postcard. 3 What is the name of this village? 4 Canada is a very big country. 5 What is the largest city in Canada? 6 I like this room but I don’t like the colour of the carpet. 7 ‘Are you OK?’ ‘No, I’ve got a headache.’ 8 We live in an old house near the station. 9 What is the name of the director of the film we saw last night.

Quick Quiz : 

Quick Quiz a / an / the or nothing. Last night I stayed home and watched ____ television. ____ Mary used to live in ____ country. What do you usually eat for ____ breakfast? ‘What’s Sue doing?’ ‘She’s on ____ phone.’ ____Mike is ____ good student. ____Peter is _____ youngest student in the class. ____ Sydney is ____ interesting city. This class is ____ best class at using articles.

Quick Quiz : 

Quick Quiz a / an / the or nothing. 1 Last night I stayed home and watched television. 2 Mary used to live in the country. 3 What do you usually eat for breakfast? 4 ‘What’s Sue doing?’ ‘She’s on the phone.’ 5 Mike is a good student. 6 Peter is the youngest student in the class. 7 Sydney is an interesting city. 8 This class is the best class at using articles.

How to improve your use of articles : 

How to improve your use of articles Read and read and read Borrow some grammar books - : Essential Grammar in Use and English Grammar in Use by Raymond Murphy have several units on articles (the exercises you have done today are from Essential Grammar in Use)

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