Video: Further uses of Ø (no article)

Narration: Now we will look at some of the more complicated rules of using no article. When we are thinking of the purpose of a place, we do not use an article. For example, we would say ‘Criminals should be sent to prison’ because we are thinking of the purpose – to keep the criminal … Read more

Video: Further uses of the

Narration: Now we will look at some of the more complicated rules of using ‘the’. When it is shared knowledge between the speaker and listener, we use ‘the’. For example, 2 colleagues at work might say ‘The boss is in a meeting’ because they work together, they are both clear that this refers specifically to … Read more

Which article?

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Video: Use of articles

Narration: The use of articles helps us to be more specific when talking about nouns. Let’s take the noun ‘student’ as an example. If we talk about a student, then we are talking about one of many students. It is not important which particular student. However, when we refer to the student, we are talking … Read more

Video: Articles

Narration: The correct use of articles is a difficult skill to master, but if you are looking for a high level result in your test you will need to use them accurately. There are three different articles: a/an, the or no article, which we will identify in this lesson by using this symbol [see the … Read more

Summary of this lesson

In this lesson you should have learned… the 4 different types of articles how to use articles that there are additional uses of THE that there are additional uses of Ø how to use the correct articles in an IELTS paragraph Return to the Unit Menu

Essential vocabulary for this lesson

To complete this lesson, you will need to know the following vocabulary. When you are sure you know all the words, continue to the next page. CIVILISED RESPECTED HONOUR LOYAL STATUS CONSONANT VOWEL SPECIFIC UNIQUE MENTION CONTINENTS NOUN CELEBRITY COMPLICATED EXCESSIVE VIOLENCE OBVIOUS BAN

Aims of this lesson

By the end of this lesson, you will know: about the 4 different types of articles how and when to use each of the 4 different types of articles that there are some fixed ‘rules’ for using THE that are not grammar-based that there are some fixed ‘rules’ for using Ø that are not grammar-based … Read more