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ARTICLES<br />
when the listener does not know which person or thing we are talking about.<br />when we refer to something for the first ...
with plurals and uncountable nouns when we are talking generally.<br />with most countries, states and cities.<br />with g...
general historic references.<br />with methods of transport. We use byinstead.<br />with certain buildings, where the purp...
 when it is clear which thing or person we are talking <br />   about.<br />when we refer to something that we mentioned b...
 superlatives<br /> fixed phrases<br /> names of ships<br /> oceans, rivers, seas, groups of mountains<br /> hotels, cinem...
I need to buy ________new shirt.<br />We ate two sandwiches and _____ large cake. ______ cake was filled with cream.<br />...
We didn’t have  _______ breakfast at the hotel.<br />_____ Mount Everest is ______ mountain in _____ world.<br />_____ Wom...
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  1. 1. ARTICLES<br />
  2. 2. when the listener does not know which person or thing we are talking about.<br />when we refer to something for the first time.<br />when we describe something.<br />when we describe a job or the character of a person.<br />when a / an mean one.<br />We use a – an:<br />
  3. 3. with plurals and uncountable nouns when we are talking generally.<br />with most countries, states and cities.<br />with geographical areas, lakes, mountains and islands.<br />common expressions relating to particular places.<br /> to, in out of: bed, church, hospital, prison<br /> to, at, from: college, school, university, work<br />names of buildings with a place name before.<br />names or before Mr, Mrs, Ms, Miss, Dr, Professor, etc and the person’s name.<br />We use zeroarticle (1):<br />
  4. 4. general historic references.<br />with methods of transport. We use byinstead.<br />with certain buildings, where the purpose of the building is more important than the place itself. <br />before school subjects / languages<br />before meals, days, months, holidays and festivals and special days<br />The kids love Christmas.<br />We use zeroarticle (2):<br />
  5. 5. when it is clear which thing or person we are talking <br /> about.<br />when we refer to something that we mentioned before, <br /> using a / an.<br /> with phrases including of<br /> when there is only one of something.<br />I love watching the sun go down<br /> for nationalities and other groups: <br />the disabled, the poor, the blind…<br /> with musical instruments<br /> time<br />We use the (1):<br />
  6. 6. superlatives<br /> fixed phrases<br /> names of ships<br /> oceans, rivers, seas, groups of mountains<br /> hotels, cinemas, theatres, museums<br /> with the points of the compass<br /> when you are talking about a system or <br /> service: on the radio, on the telephone<br />We use the(2):<br />
  7. 7. I need to buy ________new shirt.<br />We ate two sandwiches and _____ large cake. ______ cake was filled with cream.<br />There’s some hot water in _____ kettle. Can you make _____ cup of tea?<br />Look! There’s _____ big kite in _____ sky.<br />Paul McCartney plays _____ guitar.<br />______ Tajo is the longest river in Spain.<br />There was _____ garden for ______ blind.<br />It was _____ best book I had ever read.<br />It’s much colder in ____ north of Spain than in _____ south.<br />______ Trafalgar Square is _____ most famous square in _____ London.<br />Fill in the blanks using a, an, the or zero article (1)<br />
  8. 8. We didn’t have _______ breakfast at the hotel.<br />_____ Mount Everest is ______ mountain in _____ world.<br />_____ Women live longer than _____ men.<br />She writes about ______ love and ______ death.<br />He is _______ Italian businessman.<br />I love both _____ sea and _____ mountains.<br />What time is _____ lunch?<br />I must go to _____ post office.<br />She made _____ angry speech against _____ <br />government.<br />Susan drove from _____ Heathrow Airport to _____<br />StanstedAirport.<br />Fill in the blanks using a, an, the or zero article (2)<br />
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