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Definite Article: THE

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CLASS SUMMARY
Ddefinite Article: THE






We can use this article in:

Specific people

  • Only one, unique:
    The CEO of that company.
  • Particular person:
    The teacher who works here.
  • Groups of people:
    The Spanish make wine.
  • Families:
    My uncle lives next to the Jacksons.

Specific things

  • Musical instruments:
    I can play the piano.
  • Only one in the place:
    Where is the bathroom?
  • Particular place:
    I live in the blue house across the street.
  • Famous monuments, buildings, museums, etc:
    The Eiffel tower is in Paris.
  • Hotels, bars and restaurants (not named after a person):
    I am staying at The Plaza.
  • Unique things:
    I love looking at the sky.

Specific situations

  • Ordinal numbers:
    It’s the second time I call you.
  • Decades:
    I was born in the 80’s.
  • Geographical areas, gropus of rivers, mountain ranges, oceans, etc:
    The cruise crossed the Atlantic.
  • Countries (plural names, republic, kingdom, states):
    Erick is from the Philippines.
    .

We can’t use this article in:

  • Name of cities and countries (except the ones mentiones before):
    I live in New Yorn.
  • Years:
    Sally was born in 1993.
  • Professions:
    I study medicine.
  • People’s names and titles combined with names:
    Queen Elizabeth lives in London.
  • Meals:
    Breakfast is my favorite meal.
  • Languages:
    Portuguese is a beautiful language.

I like play the violin.
I was born in 00’s

  1. Q1: Can you play any instrument or what instrument would you like to learn to play?

    • I would like to learn to play the guitar and the drums.
      .
  2. Q2: Can you think of any other famous museums, buildings, or monuments?

    • Yes, I’m thinking in the Big Ben (or the Clock Tower).
      .
  3. Q3: What decade were you born?

    • I was born in the 90’s

We should not use this with:
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-Years
-Profesions
-Meals
-Language

I would like to play the guitar
I was born in the 90’S

The Taj mahal
I was born in the 80’s too.

  • I want to learn to read the Bible

  • I was born in the '90s

  • I love the Andes mountain

I want to learn to play the guitar.
I was born in the '90s
I love the Taj mahal.

In front of words that start with a vowel-sound (like apple, eye, evening, afternoon, example), the article “the”…

  • is pronounced as /ði/.

In front of words that start with a consonant-sound (like car, boy, woman, man, ball), the article “the”…

  • is pronounced as /ðə/.

The definite article “the”

I was born en the 2000

  • The CEO of tesla is Elon Musk
  • i can’t play any musical instrument, bur i want to learn, how to play the guitar anthe drums
  • The Branderburg gate is in Berlin
  • I was born in 90’s.
  • the andes mountain ranges crossed sudamerrica

Can you play any instrument? or what instrument would you like to learn to play?

  • I can play the piano, but I would like to learn to play the guitar.

I would like to play the guitar

I was born in the 60’s

The Coliseum is in Roma

I would like to learn how to play the violin.
About famous museums, I think in The Gold Museum.
I bornd in the 90s.

I would like to learn to play the piano

Can you play any instrument?
Yes, I can play the piano
Can you think of any other famous museums, building or monuments?
Of course, I live in Peru and here we have a one wonder of the world called Machu Picchu.

Can you play any instruments?
-No, I don´t play any instruments but I would like to learn to play the piano and the drum.

Can you think of any other famous museums, building or monuments?
-I think many places for example: * The angel of independence in Mexico City or The revolution monument or Frida Kahlo Museum.

What decade were you born?
-I was born in the 80´s

I can play the flute
The Municipal Museum Vicús
I was born in the 90’s

I would like to play the clarinet or trumpet, actually i can play the guitar and the charango.
Famous museums can be The Smithsomian National Museum of Natural History.
Famous building can be The Big Ben.
I was born in the 80’s.

I used to play the guitar, but I don’t do it anymore. I would like to learn to play drums and bass. And to play some electronic music too.

I like to play the guitar.

I play the flute.
The Statue of Liberty
I was born in the first decade of the XXI centurie.

  • Can you play any instrument or what instrument would you like to learn to play? I don’t play any instrument but I would like to learn to play the cello.

  • Can you think of any other famous museum, buildings or monuments? Yes I can, The Tokyo Imperial Palace is in Japan.

  • What decade were you born? I was born in the 80’s

I would like to play the guitar.
The Gold museum is in Bogotá.
I was born in the 90`s.

I would like to play guitar.
I was born in the 80’s.

I was born in the 80’s.

  1. Someday i would like to enter to the Huaycho Torre.
  2. I can play the zampoña.
  3. I was born 90’

Specific People.
The president of United States

Particular person
The artist of that picture

Groups of people:
The portuguese arrived to Brazil in 15th Century

Families:
My son studies in the school

I was born too in the 80´s

I would want to play the guitar

I would like to play the piano
I was born in the 90’S

I was learning to play the ukelele but I only learned one song
I was born in the 90’s

I would like to play the guitar
The Louvre Museum is in Paris
I was born in the 90’s

Practice:
I can play the piano
I love looking at the sky

I born in the 90’s

the louvre museum for example.

I was born in decade 90

Hello teacher, I let for here my answers:

Can you play any instrument or what instrument you like to learn to play?
I’d like play the guitar, time before, I studied for learn to play the guitar, but each time I have less time

Can you think of any other famous museums, buildings or monuments?
I think in The Statue of liberty

What decade were you born?
I was born in the 90’s

article “the”, when to use it and when we will not use it. We use the article to refer to specific people, specific things and situations.
We also use the definite article to refer to a particular person.
We also use it with groups of people.
We also use it with families.
Now, let’s talk about specifics.
For example, with musical instruments: I can play the piano
We also use it to refer to only one in the place.
Also with famous monuments, buildings and museums, as the Eiffel Tower is in Paris
We also use the article to refer to hotels, bars and restaurants that are not named after a person.
Ordinal numbers
Geographic areas, groups of rivers, mountain ranges, oceans, successively.
Also with countries, countries that have plural names
or that have the words Republic, Kingdom or States in their names
We don’t use it with names and titles of people combined with names. Also foods.
I was born in the 80’s

The Louvre is a museums in Paris. The “Giaconda” is in the Louvre.

I was born in the 2000’s.

I would like to play the guitar.

  • I would like to play the piano.

  • I was born in the 90s.

  • I can play the guitar, the guitar’s sound is beautiful.
  • Egypt’s pyramids
  • I was born in the 90´s.

I like to play the piano
I was born in 00s

I can play the piano

Steve Jobs was the Apple’s CEO

They travel to the north museum

I can’t play the piano

Steve Jobs wasn’t the Apple’s CEO in 1985

They don’t travel to the north museum

Can i play the piano?

Was Steve Jobs the Apple’s CEO?

Do they travel to the north museum?

I would like to learn how to play electric guitar.

The Cauca river and the Magdalena river are the most important rivers in my country.

Nice!!

- I would like to visit the Leaning tower of Pisa. - I was born in the 80's

I was born in the 90’s

We use the definite article to refer to a system or service. For example: I looking for it on the Internet.

I can play the piano and the guitar, but I want to learn to play the violin

These are my examples

Specific people

  • The venezuelan eat arepas

Specific things

  • I would like to play the guitar
  • I live in the white house next to the school
  • The Great Wall of China is the largest in the world
  • I like the moon

Specific situations

  • I was born in the 90's I would like to travel to the United Kingdom

I was born in the 90’s

Questions:

  • How many Popes are there? - Only one
  • Can you play any instrument? - i can’t play any instrument
  • What instrument would like to lear to play? - The guitar
  • Can you think any others museums, buildings or monuments? - The National Museum in Bogotá
  • What decade were you born? - I was born in the 90’s
  • I can play the piano and the guitar
  • The Leaning Tower of Pisa is in Italy
  • I was born in the 00’s

I play the piano
where is the living room ?

Answers

  • I would like to play an instrument. If I have to choose I would like to play the guitar.

  • The Arc de Triomphe in Paris

  • I was born in the 00’s .

I would like to learn to play the guitar professionally.

My Practice:
The Louvre is a the nost famous museum in Paris.
I like play the videogames.
I was born in 80’s

This video goes first than the last video. You should change the order.

I would like to play a DJ mixer.

i like play the piano, too
and was born in the 00’s

My answers

  • I wouldn´t like to play an instrument.
  • I don´t know any monumentum.
  • I was born in the 2000´s.
  • I wolud like play two instruments the piano and the accordion.
  • I was born in the 90’s.
  • I would like to play the guitar.
  • I was born in **the ** 90’s.

I was born in the 90’s

My answers:

  • I was born in the 90’s.
  • The Machu Picchu is in Cusco, Perú.
  • I don’t know to play any musical instrument, but I would like learning to play the violin.

  • I know the Palace of Fine Arts that is in Mexico City.

  • I was born in the 90s.

I will like learn, play a guitar, Now i am able to play a version of “mi corazon encantado” from dbz GT in my guitar, but only that.

  1. I can’t play any instrument. But I would like to learn to play the battery.
  2. I like the NASA’s museum.
  3. I was born in the 2000’s.

If we know the identity of the noun, we use the definite article “the” before him.

The definite article “the” can be used with a singular or plural noun.

More information:
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  • No, I don’t play any instrument, but I would like play the guitar or learn to sing.

  • The anthropology museum is a wonderful place to know about many cultures of mexico, but to some children it’s very boring.

  • I was born in the 2000’s

  • No, I can’t play any instrument but o would like play guitar … Maybe some day n_n
  • the Guggenheim museum is beautiful 😃
  • I was born in the 90’s
  1. I would like to learn to play the piano
  2. I’m thinking in the Soumaya museum in Mexico City
  3. I was born in the 90’s
  • My next girlfriend is in the Milky Way 😁
  • I would like to learn how to play the guitar and the piano
  • I was born in the 90s
  • The best superheroes movie was filmed by Marvel Studios

I want to play the guitar and the piano.
The Times Square is in New York
I was born in the 90s

We use the definite article “the” to talk about specific people, specific things, specific situations.

I would like to learn how to play the piano.

  • I want to be an businessman.
  • The Tayrona Park is in Colombia.
  • I was born in the 90’s.
  1. I want to learn how to skateboard.
  2. The Cusco Empire is located in Perú.
  3. I was born in the 90’s.
  • I would like to play the guitar

  • The Louvre museum is in Paris.

  • I was born in the 80’s.

  1. I want to learn to play the guitar.
  2. The Great Wall of China was built in Ming dynasty.
  3. I was born in the 80’s.

Exercise:

  1. I want to learn to play the trumpet
  2. The Panecillo is in Quito
  3. I was born in the 2000’s