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1 Articles Noticing&Guideddiscovery&Multiplechoice

1 Articles Noticing&Guideddiscovery&Multiplechoice

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Teaching Point
: Articles – Noticing, Guided Discovery & Multiple Choice
IH World Level
: 1
Task I
: Read the two versions of this text to identify 21 differences. Underline the differences. When youfinish, say which of the versions is correct, in your opinion.
Version AVersion B
Ms Féger is artist. She lives in the apartment in theParis. The apartment is in city centre. Because shedoesn’t work at the home, she also has studio. Andbecause she loves doing the exercise she goes tothe work by the bike. She works from the 10 o’clockto 1.30. Then she goes out for the lunch, and inafternoon she works for three more hours. Then shemeets the friends. She has lot of friends, but her favourite friend is the Pierre. He’s an teacher andworks in an university. They go to art exhibitionsand concerts together. In a summer Ms Féger goesto the Australia, the UK, Canada or the USA toimprove her English. Isn’t that a wonderful routine?French certainly know how to enjoy the life!Ms Féger is an artist. She lives in an apartment inParis. The apartment is in the city centre. Becauseshe doesn’t work at home, she also has a studio. And because she loves doing exercise she goes towork by bike. She works from 10 o’clock to 1.30.Then she goes out for lunch, and in the afternoonshe works for three more hours. Then she meetsfriends. She has a lot of friends, but her favouritefriend is Pierre. He’s a teacher and works in auniversity. They go to art exhibitions and concertstogether. In the summer Ms Féger goes to Australia,the UK, Canada or the USA to improve her English.Isn’t that a wonderful routine? The French certainlyknow how to enjoy life!
Task II
: Focus on the correct version. Use only
a
,
an
,
the
or Ø (zero) to complete these rules.a. when we talk about someone’s job and that job starts with a vowel sound (/
ɑː
/ - artist, /e/ -engineer, etc.) we use ……b. when we talk for the first time about something that starts with a vowel sound (/ə/ - apartment, /
ɒ
/- office, etc.) we use ……c. with names of cities, we use ……d. when we talk about something for the second time, we don’t use …… again, we use ……e. what do we use in these phrases: “in …… city centre,” “on …… right of the cinema”?f. what do we use in these phrases: “at …… home,” “do …… exercise,” “go to …… work,” “by ……bike/bus/train,” “go out for ……lunch/dinner,” “in …… summer”?g. when we talk for the first time about something that starts with a consonant sound (/s/ - studio, /j/- university, etc.) we use ……h. what do we use with times, for example in “from …… 10 o’clock,” “at ……7 pm”?i. what do we use with times of the day, for example in “in …… afternoon/morning/evening”? j. what do we use with noun plurals, for example in “she meets …… friends,” “I go to ……concerts”?k. what do we use in these phrases: “…… lot of friends,” “two times …… week,” “$5 …… kilo”?l. what do we use with possessive adjectives, for example in “……her friend,” “…… your aunt”?m. with names of people we use ……n. when we talk about someone’s job and that job starts with a consonant sound (/t/ - teacher, /w/ -waiter, etc.) we use ……o. what do we use with some country names: “…… UK,” “…… USA,” “…… Netherlands?© International House World Organisation Created by: Ilinca Stroe
 
Teaching Point
: Articles – Noticing, Guided Discovery & Multiple Choice
IH World Level
: 1p. what do we use when we refer to a specific group, for example in “…... French,” “…… Liberals”?q. what do we use when we refer to things (concepts, categories) in general, for example in “theyenjoy ……life,” “they love …… cheese and …… wine”?r. …… and …… are not very specific, that’s why we call them indefinite articles; …… is morespecific, so it’s a definite article.
Task III
: Here are two pronunciation versions. Ask your teacher to pronounce each version for you. Listenand guess the correct one (circle a or b). Then complete the pronunciation rules below.in the studio:a. /
ɪ
n ði ‘stju:diə
ʊ
/b. /
ɪ
n ðə ‘stju:diə
ʊ
/in the apartment:a. /
ɪ
n ði ə’p
ɑː
tmənt/b. /
ɪ
n ðə ə’p
ɑː
tmənt/Rule A: before words that start with a consonant sound, the correct pronunciation of “the” is /……/Rule B: before words that start with a vowel sound, the correct pronunciation of “the” is /……/
Task IV
: Circle the correct article in
italics
:1. Mr Le Grand has
a/the
house in
Ø/the
city centre.2. Their father is
Ø/an
architect and their mother is
a/an
police officer.3. Mario works in
a/the
disco and he’s usually very tired in
the/Ø
morning.4. Columbus went to
the/Ø
America by
Ø/a
ship.5. Liz Taylor loves talking about
the/Ø
ex-husbands.6.
The/Ø
my friend goes to
Ø/the
UK every year.7. She knows
a/the
very nice and cheap hotel in
the/Ø
London.8. I generally don’t like
the/Ø
hot chocolate, but I love my mother’s.9.
The/Ø
children usually love
Ø/the
ice cream.10. Michael Douglas does
the/Ø
exercise every day between
Ø/the
8 and 9 o’clock.© International House World Organisation Created by: Ilinca Stroe

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