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Set 07 2009

Definite vs. indefinite articles 4

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Idioma: anglès
Nivell: B1 / B2.1 (nivell 3 i 4)
Destresa: gramàtica

Objectives: The main goal of this activity is to learn the difference between definite and indefinite articles and when to use them correctly.

Task:
Fill in the blanks of the attached exercise with the correct definite or indefinite article or leave it blank if no article is needed.

Tips:

The is a definite article and is used to refer to specific or particular nouns.
A/an are indefinite articles and are used to modify non-specific nouns.
a + followed by a consonant
an + followed by a vowel
exception: a + followed by a constant sound => a European country (sounds like ‘yer-o-pi-an,’ i.e. begins with consonant ‘y’ sound)
o The indefinite articles are used to specify membership in a profession, nation, or religion.
o Do use the definite article before: names of rivers, oceans and seas, points on the globe (the Equator), geographical areas (the West), deserts, forests, gulfs, and peninsulas
o Do not use the definite article before: names of countries (except the Netherlands and the US), names of cities, towns, or states/provinces, names of streets, names of lakes and bays (except with a group of lakes like the Great Lakes), names of mountains (except with ranges of mountains), names of continents, names of islands (except with island chains)


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Set 07 2009

Definite vs. indefinite articles 3

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Idioma: anglès
Nivell: A2 / B1 (nivell 3 i 4)
Destresa: gramàtica

Objectives: the main goal of this activity is to learn the difference between definite and indefinite articles and to apply them correctly.

Task: check the exercise attached, label each noun C for countable or U for uncountable and fill in the blank with the correct definite or indefinite article.

Tips:

The is a definite article and is used to refer to uncountable nouns. => I saw the milk spill. (How many milks? This question doesn’t make sense because milk cannot be counted.)
A/an are indefinite articles and are used to refer to countable nouns. => I drank a glass of milk. (How many glasses? One? Two? Glasses can be counted.)
a + followed by a consonant
an + followed by a vowel
exception: a + followed by a constant sound => a European country (sounds like ‘yer-o-pi-an,’ i.e. begins with consonant ‘y’ sound)


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Set 07 2009

Definite vs indefinite articles

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Idioma: anglès
Nivell:A2 /B1 (nivell 2 i 3)
Destresa: gramàtica

Objectives: The main goal is to learn the difference between definite and indefinite articles and also to apply them correctly.

Task: look at the picture below and describe what you see trying to use as many definite and indefinite articles as you can.

Examples:

There’s a map
There’s a man sitting on a chair.
The man on the chair is using a computer, etc.

Tips:
You can check the grammar reference attached.

Reference:
Walter E. & Elsworth S., Grammar Practice for Elementary Students, Longman: England 2000


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