So you think you already know how to use the definite article “the” correctly…don’t you? Let’s see if it’s true.
1) First of all, watch this video about the use of articles with places and geographical names.
Once you had watched it, have a look at the following examples.
2) Now, let’s learn how to use the definite article with countries and nationalities. Check this out.
3) Read some theory in English about the use of articles (definite, indefinite and “zero” articles) here, here and here.
4) Time to do some practice with these exercises:
5) Practising with your language exchange is a “must”. Use sentences and expressions like those you have just learned. Remember: Make sentences and repeat them aloud.
6) Now let's learn some vocabulary with The Economist. Choose 15 words you don't know from the following text, find their meaning, and make 5 sentences with each. Then, check on the internet if there are similar sentences on native speakers' sites.
7) Listen and read this story. You should learn all the vocabulary and practice pronunciation.
8) Finally, write a short paragraph (about 120 words) using sentences similar to those form the exercises above (use definite, indefinite and “zero” articles). Remember: Check your sentences by comparing them to native speakers' sentences on the internet.
If you have done all the exercises, then you've scored a 10! Well done! Imprimir