Fun Easy English Classroom May 2


Learn about
definite articles
Definite Articles

Today in the Fun Easy English classroom you are going to learn about definite articles an important part of English grammar.
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Grammar: Definite Articles

Definition of a definite article.
  • A definite article:
  • is the word "the" in English
  • indicates that the noun refers to a specific thing (Sit on the chair) - means sit on a specific chair
  • is generally pronounced with a long "e" before a word starting with a vowel
  • is generally pronounced with a short "e" before a word beginning with a consonant
Definite Article Examples
  • Sit on the chair. (means a specific chair)
  • You want to eat the apple. (means a specific apple)
  • She wants to eat the banana. (means a specific banana)
Fun Easy English Grammar Lessons
From YOUR Teacher: Definite Article

Hey remembering when to use definite article "the" is pretty easy. Use it whenever both you and the listening know exactly what you are both talking about,
Additional Lessons
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The following classroom lessons are great for students who want additional conversation, listening, and reading practice. Please post a comment at the bottom of this page in the Facebook Comments window with your thoughts about these lessons.
  • Conversation Lesson - Intermediate Level. Dialogs for everyday use. Short situational dialogs for students of English as a Foreign (EFL) or Second (ESL) Language with a written conversation and a conversation notes section.
Conversation Lesson 10 - After the Game
(Intermediate - Conversation, Reading)

Dialogs for everyday use. Short situational dialogs for students of English as a Foreign (EFL) or Second (ESL) Language.
After the Game

Gloria: Did you watch the game last night?

Roy: I sure did. I wouldn’t have missed it for anything!

Gloria: I think it was one of the best games I’ve ever seen.

Roy: Me too. I thought both teams played super ball. Too bad one had to lose.

Gloria: Yeah. I thought they were evenly matched. It could have gone either way!

Roy: That shot that won in the last fifteen seconds was really something.
Conversation Notes
  • I sure did
  • I certainly did (watch the game)
  • played super ball
  • played extremely well
  • Too bad
  • Unfortunately
  • It could have gone either way
  • Either team could have won
  • really something
  • extraordinary, quite unusual
Source: U.S. State Department
Additional Conversation

This is a collection of 30 situational conversations which focus on a wide variety of communicative and natural encounters in English....these lessons are for beginning students.

This is a collection of 30 situational conversations. Each conversation is accompanied by language notes....these lessons are for advanced students.

English conversation lessons. 52 lessons covering pronunciation, speaking, writing, and grammar topics....these lessons are for beginning students.

English conversation lessons. 30 lessons focusing mostly on communication and grammar topics....these lessons are for intermediate students.
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