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Articles Grammar Exercises is at the developing stage of learning English focusing on the basic vocabulary and structures for social interaction and academic experiences. Learn about how to use ‘a’ and ‘the’ with our Article Grammar Exercises.

About 15-20 minutes.Strengthening your use of articles.Developing stages of learning English.
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Article the | English Pronunciation Practice

The definite article ‘the’ is pronounced in two different ways. We normally pronounce ‘the’ with a short sound [thuh] for words such as the sky, the pineapple. However, when ‘the’ comes before a vowel sound, we pronounce it as a long [thee] for words such as the ice cream, the underground, the orange.

Here are some more examples:

Words beginning with a vowel but use the short sound [thuh] the university, the uniform, the universe

Words beginning with a consonant but use the long sound [thee] the hour, the honour student, the honest person

Uses of the article ‘a’ and ‘the’.

You use the when:

  • it is clear which person or thing you are talking about: I put the keys on the table.
  • there is only one of these people or things: I saw the president in London yesterday.

You use a when:

  • you have not talked about something before: I read a book last week.
  • you say what jobs people do: She is training to be a nurse.

Sometimes there is no article before a noun

  • She is at home.
  • He is in bed.
  • I am at school.

But we use ‘the’ for the following:

  • He is at the cinema.
  • We are going to the hospital.
  • I went to the bank yesterday.
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In addition, we add listening and speaking exercises in order to practise for this part of the A2 Key test.

Part 1 - Listen to conversations and choose the correct answer.

Part 2 - Listen to a monologue and complete gaps in a page of notes.

Part 3 - Listen to a conversation and choose the correct answer.

Part 4 - Listen to  conversations and choose the correct answer.

Part 5 - Listen to a conversation and choose the correct answer.

The more words you encounter and understand, the broader your day-to-day vocabulary will become. Our word games and puzzles are an excellent way to help to reinforce spellings in your mind.
Cambridge English Examinations:

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