Saturday, 6 October 2012

Articles (a an, the)

1.   We use 'a' for one countable noun. 'A' is  
      used for words beginning with a  
      consonant sound.  
      Examples: a cat, a girl, a ball
    

2.   We also use 'an' for one countable noun.  
      'An' is used for words beginning with a vowel sound or a 
      silent 'h'.
      Examples: an aunt, an orange, an egg, an hour, an honest boy
     
3a. We can use 'the' for one or more nouns. 'The' is used when we 
      talk about the same thing again.
      Examples:
      i.  She bought a parrot yesterday. The parrot is white.
      ii. Emily buys some balloons. The balloons are colourful. 

  b. 'The' is used when we talk about a specific thing.


       Examples: the moon, the Zoo Negara

  c.  'The' is used in the superlative form.

       Examples: 
      i.  Kit Wen is the tallest boy in my class.
      ii. The cleverest pupil here is Lina. 




Let's try!

Activity 1
Fill in the blanks with 'a' or 'an'.

1. _____ apple                                          6.  _____ book

2. _____ cherry                                        7.  _____ pencil

3. _____ ruler                                           8.  _____ uncle

4. _____ ice-cream                                   9.  _____ mouse

5. _____ ostrich                                       10. _____ flower




Activity 2
Circle the correct answer. 

1. My father has ( an, a ) new car. 

2. Peter is ( a, the ) tallest boy among his  
    brothers. 

3. We are going to ( an, the ) National Museum. 

4. I buy ( an, a ) eraser. ( A, The ) eraser is on my table. 

5. ( An, The ) moon shines brightly at night.




Answer:
Activity 1
1. an     2. a     3.a     4. an     5. an     6. a     7. a    8. an     9. a    10. a 

Activity 2
1. a       2. the     3. the     4. an, The     5. The  


3 comments:

  1. Useful materials. My girl in year 2 likes to read.

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  2. I tried to make it simple and easy to learn.

    ReplyDelete

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