Rob and Ashlie talk about the little words which cause so much trouble: articles!

Watch the video. Then go to Task and do the activities.

Task 1

Use a, an, or 0 (no article) to complete the sentences.


Task 2

Use the definite (the) or indefinite article (a) to finish the sentences.


Task 3

Match the questions with the answers using I guess.



Language level

Intermediate: B1
Upper intermediate: B2


Hi Peter,
Thank you so much .Now it is clear  for me.

Rob is the most talented Teacher ever. I like his way and his cheerful charcter. Thank you Rob. you make learning English so enjoyable.

Hello everyboby. All tasks are great but i can't open the third tasks((((

where is the transcript for this vedio on this page?

Hello pandit!
These episodes are mini-lessons, not dramas. They don't have transcripts. Listen carefully and replay the video, and focus on the general idea of what Rob is talking about. Don't forget you can also look at our grammar pages for more information - you might find our pages on the and a/an useful!
Jeremy Bee
The LearnEnglish Team

Why the video keep stops ? I am sure there is no connection problem here with my Internet. I hope to listen the video continually. Who there can help ? Many thanks.

Hello July,
We know that users from a few countries (China, Iran etc.) have a problem with the online video host that we use. We have a special version of the site for China where the video is set up differently - does this page work for you?
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

I can't catch some words Ashile said in her greeting in Language Focus "First of all, let's go through ........ with our English Language's expert.."
Plese fill the missing words for me.

Hi Aung Thet Naing,
She does speak quite quickly!  What she says is:
"But first of all, let's go through all of that with our English Language's expert, Rob."
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

many thanks for your efforts