Grammar: definite article
Upper Intermediate B2. level
To provide clarification of the use of the definitive article in the context of general knowledge
To provide practice of the different pronunciations of the definitive article by listening. Also to practice speaking in the context of general knowledge.
Procedure (36-48 minutes)
Students will read examples of sentences from a previous listening activity and explain why do they think the article the is used in some sentences and not in some other.
In this activity students will match sentences to its category. Students check answers in pairs and then on the white board. Students then tick a category that usually takes a definite article.
Students read the text in exercise 4 first. Students say what they understood from the text. Students then complete the exercise. Monitor. Replay recording to check answers. Students then explain why the definite article is used in certain sentences.
Ex1. Students will be asked to listen to the recording and write the words they hear. Students will be asked to explain how is the read in each one. The recording will be played again and students will check their answers. Ex 2. Students will read the sentence out loud. Play recording and ask to repeat after each one. Students then match each way to the best meaning. In pairs students practise reading the sentence in different ways.
Students complete ex 5 where they decide if the sentences are correct or not. Students cross out the definite articles that are incorrect. Check answers in pairs. Check answers on the board.
Students will read the quiz and decide if the questions or the answers need the definite article. Half of the class will get quiz A and the other half quiz B. Students check their answers in a group. Students then ask group B the questions of the quiz and vice versa.