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learning to use a – an - the English lesson

What will I learn from the English lesson how to use a – an - the

This lesson is a short exercise to practise what you have learnt about using “a”, “an” and the in sentences

A quick refresh on how to use “a” and ”an” in sentences.

You must use an in front of words that begin with the vowels a, e, i, o, u and o.

 An apple, an elephant, an igloo, an orange.

I work in an office full of people.

Lee is an old man.           

Use “an” if a word that begins with "u" has a vowel sound

An uncle

It was an ugly dog.

Words beginning with h

Words that begin with the letter "h" are sometimes not pronounced, instead, the word will begin with a vowel sound and “an” is used.

An hour = I need an hour to finish my work.

An honour = it would be an honour to come to your wedding.

Don’t worry most words beginning with h. . . .

You will find that most words that begin with the letter "h," that the "h" is pronounced. Use a if the "h" is pronounced at all times.

I live in a house that as a lovely view looking over the sea.

He lives in a hotel in the north of England.

Fill in blanks using a, an, or use the

This exercise you will practice using “a”  "the" “an”. To complete the exercise fill in the blanks using a, an.

Copy and write the list on a piece of paper and fill in the missing blanks.

Write a, an to complete these sentences.

1. Mr Bean is eating _____orange.

2. Tom is eating _____ banana.

3. Sarah has just started work in _____ office.

4. I have ______ idea.

5. I have ____ good  idea.

6. Susan is talking to_____ woman she went to school with.

7. Susan is talking to _____ old man.

8. you must go and see _____ doctor.

9. The United Kingdom is _____ Island.

10. Sarah is reading _____ article on the internet.

11. Jack ____ uncle. He has ______ niece and two nephews.

12. ______ hour is a long time for a child.

13. _____ elephant has a long trunk.

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