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Art Scene 1 Language Focus

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


Everything is clear and thanks so much!!!

Grammar section about articles was very helpful

Hello Peter and the Learn English Team,

I have a question. I saw somewhere written "Don´t sell the skin before the bear is shot dead. Ali truly was "The Greatest". I want to know what does it mean don't sell the skin.... is it phrase?


Hello shoaibbaig,

I'm not familiar with that saying, but it sounds very much like it warns people against celebrating a victory before they have actually won. 

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team


Thanks, this grammar section was useful, because I used to miss articles.

Its really awesome video "Art Scene 1 Language Focus"
Its really helpful for those,who gets confuse about the use of a,an,and the.

I cannot download the video for watching. what's wrong with the video?

Hello nguthach,

I'm afraid that the Word on the Street videos are not available for download. Most of our audio content (see under Listen & Watch) can be downloaded, so please be sure to take a look there.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Thanks a lot Britishcouncil.