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  1. 1. Articles <ul><li>The word ‘ a ’ and ‘ an ’ are called articles. </li></ul><ul><li>We use ‘a’ before words starting with a consonant: </li></ul><ul><li>a book </li></ul><ul><li>a truck </li></ul><ul><li>a box </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>a U niversity </li></ul><ul><li>a Eu ropean city </li></ul><ul><li>These two nouns start with a vowel but the fist letters sound like you so they take the article ‘a’ . </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>We use ‘an ’ before words starting with a vowel: </li></ul><ul><li>an umbrella </li></ul><ul><li>an orange </li></ul><ul><li>an h our </li></ul><ul><li>The consonant h has the sound of a vowel </li></ul><ul><li>The article shows the quantity of one </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>We use the to refer to particular objects: </li></ul><ul><li>the dog </li></ul><ul><li>the car </li></ul><ul><li>the doctor </li></ul>
  5. 5. Bring a book from the shelf. Bring the yellow book from the shelf.
  6. 6. A book helped the old lady. The boy helped the old lady.
  7. 7. <ul><li>My mother gave me ___ banana and ___ apple to eat. </li></ul><ul><li>I gave my sister ___ doll for her birthday. </li></ul><ul><li>Find ___ cloth and wipe the table. </li></ul><ul><li>I need ___ key to open the door. </li></ul><ul><li>___ apple a day keeps the doctor away! </li></ul><ul><li>I need ___ pencil and ___ piece of paper to write an note. </li></ul><ul><li>After ___ long day, I had ___ cup of tea. </li></ul><ul><li>___ orange juice and ___ piece of toast are the perfect breakfast. </li></ul><ul><li>It is not a good thing to have ___ enemy. </li></ul><ul><li>___ aeroplane is flying in the sky. </li></ul>Fill in the blanks with the correct article ‘a ’ or ‘an’ : Tuesday, 22 nd November, 2011