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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


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

Actually, theme about articles isn't difficult but when I try to speak or write I often forget about them. Is it a big mistake do not use articles?

Thanks for this lesson Rob . You are "A" good teacher.

hello everybody.well I'm new member in this site so I'm sure that i will take a lot from this website.good luck to all

Ash  wore a nice dress and she's pretty in the pink of her fashion trends and also thank to you Rob for just given some advice. I am hoping that podcast will stays long and longer to give some helpful ideas. Thank you English team.

Are Achlie and Stephen actors or English teachers ?