Weekend chat Articles: a/an/the/⍬ (no article) Exercises Work on the book
To understand the basic rules for using articles (a, an, the) and when to use no article.
First time you mention an object, after that use THE. Example: I went to a chinese restaurante. The restaurant wasn't very good.
To refer generally to a person's profession. He used to be a doctor.
Same as with A. It's used with vowel sounds (may be different from the spelling). Examples: an umbrella but a university (university starts with Y sound) an hour but a hotel (H is silent in hour) an elephant but a huge elephant (adjective with non silent H)
With ordinal numbers: the first, the third Public places doing business: the bank, the post office, the library Tourist attractions or monument and bodies of water, EXCEPT lakes: The Eiffel Tower, the museum, The Red Sea, The Amazon River, but Lake Titicaca As a part of: one of..many of..some of...all of...
⍬ (no article)
With abstract nouns: happiness, peace, education (when speaking generally) Words like: home, school, work, church For example: School starts next week Except when you are talking about aspecific physical place: The school across the street is bilingual.
Complete the drawing. Hint: It's not a fishbowl
For specific singular nouns we use:
For plural general nouns we use:
For singular general nouns we use:
For plural specific nouns we use:
I think ____man over there is very ill. He can't stand on his feet.
I watched _____video you had sent me.
She was wearing ____ugly dress when she met him.
Experts say that ____coffee can be good for your health.
We went to___nice restaurant yesterday.
Nowadays, ____children spend a lot of time using technology.
He will come back in ____hour.
______Amazon is the longest river.
Individually complete the exercise. After you finish, work with your 8 o'clock partner and compare your answers. Discuss why you chose each article and correct where necessary.
Más vale tarde que nunca Ojos que no ven, corazón que no siente. El que mucho abarca, poco aprieta. No le pidas peras a un olmo. Camarón que se duerme, se lo lleva la corriente. Dime con quién andas y te diré quién eres. No todo lo que brilla es oro. Más vale pájaro en mano que cientos volando. Te comió la lengua el gato. Matar dos pájaros de un tiro.
Last year's champion was beaten in the final round. We booked a ticket for the next flight to Paris. She caught a cold after getting soaked in the rain. He decided to give up smoking for his health. The team came first in the swimming competition. The athletes are training hard to keep in shape. In Rome we spent two days seeing the sights, we loved the city. We're planning to set off on our trip early in the morning. She lost touch with her childhood friend after moving away. It's been hard to keep up with the math class, the level is much higher than last year.
Get in groups of 2-4 You must create a poster in black cardboard (letter size) with a 10x15 cm picture (color or b&w) that shows an act of kindness. At the bottom there must be a description of the act of kindness and the names of the people in your group in a 21x4 cm Due date: Monday, October 9.
Dictation Book page 81 Grammar: Non-defining relative clauses
Writing Wednesday Grammar: Non-defining relative clauses Exercises
You encounter an omnipotent being who says they will answer any one question, what would ask and why?
NON-DEFINING RELATIVE CLAUSES
I will be able to identify and use non-defining relative clauses in written and spoken English.
Give extra information about the person or thing you are talking about. The sentences makes sense without it. Commas separate the relative clause form the rest of the sentence You always start a non-defining relative clause with a relative pronoun: WHO, WHICH, WHERE, WHOSE Warning: You do not use THAT
NON- DEFINING RELATIVE CLAUSES
My aunt, who lives next door, is a doctor. My dog, which is a german shepherd, is 7 years old. Summer, when we get our holiday, is my favorite season. Wembley Stadium, where soccer matches are played, can host 90000 spectators. My dog, whose name is Dasher, was adopted from the street.
Dublin, _______is the capital of Ireland, is my favourite city.
Amelia, _____mother is from Shanghai, speaks English and Chinese fluently.
This smartphone, _____ I bought last week, takes great photos.
Buckingham Palace, _____the Queen of England lives, is in the centre of London.
Ferraris, _____ are made in Italy, are very expensive.
Russell Crowe, ______starred in Gladiator, was born in New Zealand.
Emily, _________ brother is a singer, is in my English class.
Mr Kemp, __________teaches physics, is going to retire next year.
Think outside the box: complete the drawing. Hint: It's not a football.