Nov 30, 2016

UNIT 71 • A / an and the

38 cards
, 131 answers
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  • Put in ‘a / an’ or ‘the’.
      • This morning I bought (a, an, the) newspaper and (a, an, the) magazine. (A, An, The) newspaper is in my bag but I don’t know where I put (a, an, the) magazine.



      • I saw (a, an, the) accident this morning. (A, An, The) car crashed into (a, an, the) tree. (A, An, The) driver of (a, an, the) car wasn’t hurt but (a, an, the) car was badly damaged.



      • There are two cars parked outside: (a, an, the) blue one and (a, an, the) grey one. (A, An, The) blue one belongs to my neighbours; I don’t know who (a, an, the) owner of (a, an, the) grey one is.



      • My friends live in (a, an, the) old house in (a, an, the) small village. There is (a, an, the) beautiful garden behind (a, an, the) house. I would like to have (a, an, the) garden like that.



  • Put in ‘a / an’ or ‘the’.
    • This house is very nice. Has it got  . . . 
      a garden
      ?
      • a garden
      • the garden

    • It’s a beautiful day. Let’s sit in  . . . 
      the garden
      .
      • a garden
      • the garden

    • I like living in this house but it’s a pity that  . . . 
      the garden
      is so small.
      • a garden
      • the garden

    • Can you recommend  . . . 
      a good restaurant
      ?
      • a good restaurant
      • the good restaurant

    • We had dinner in  . . . 
      a very nice restaurant
      .
      • a very nice restaurant
      • the very nice restaurant

    • We had dinner in  . . . 
      the most expensive restaurant
      in town.
      • a most expensive restaurant
      • the most expensive restaurant

    • She has  . . . 
      a French name
      but in fact she’s English, not French.
      • a French name
      • the French name

    • What’s  . . . 
      the name
      of that man we met yesterday?
      • a name
      • the name

    • We stayed at a very nice hotel—I can’t remember  . . . 
      the name
      now.
      • a name
      • the name

    • There isn’t  . . . 
      an airport
      near where I live.  . . . 
      The nearest airport
      is 70 miles away.
      • an airportA nearest airport
      • the airportThe nearest airport

    • Our plane was delayed. We had to wait at  . . . 
      the airport
      for three hours.
      • an airport
      • the airport

    • Excuse me, please. Can you tell me how to get to  . . . 
      the airport
      ?
      • an airport
      • the airport

    • ‘Are you going away next week?’ ~ ‘No,  . . . 
      the week
      after next.’
      • a week
      • the week

    • I’m going away for  . . . 
      a week
      in September.
      • a week
      • the week

    • George has a part-time job. He works three mornings  . . . 
      a week
      .
      • a week
      • the week

  • Put in ‘a / an’ or ‘the’ in these sentences where necessary.
    • Would you like  . . . 
      an apple
      ?
      • an apple
      • the apple

    • How often do you go to  . . . 
      the dentist
      ?
      • a dentist
      • the dentist

    • Could you close  . . . 
      the door
      , please?
      • a door
      • the door

    • I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to do that. It was  . . . 
      a mistake
      .
      • a mistake
      • the mistake

    • Excuse me, where is  . . . 
      the bus station
      , please?
      • a bus station
      • the bus station

    • I’ve got  . . . 
      a problem
      . Can you help me?
      • a problem
      • the problem

    • I’m just going to  . . . 
      the post office
      . I won’t be long.
      • a post office
      • the post office

    • Have you finished with  . . . 
      the book
      I lent you?
      • a book
      • the book

    • There were no chairs, so we had to sit on  . . . 
      the floor
      .
      • a floor
      • the floor

    • My sister has just got  . . . 
      a job
      in  . . . 
      a bank
      in Manchester.
      • a jobthe bank
      • the joba bank

    • We live in  . . . 
      a small flat
      near  . . . 
      the city centre
      .
      • a small flatthe city centre
      • the small flata city centre

    • There’s  . . . 
      a small supermarket
      at  . . . 
      the end
      of  . . . 
      the street
      I live in.
      • a small supermarketan endthe street
      • the small supermarketthe enda street

  • Answer these questions about yourself. Where possible, use the structure in Section D (‘once a week / three times a day’ etc.).
    • How often do you go to the cinema?

      three / or / four / time / year

      • How much does it cost to hire a car in your country?

        about / 30 / pound / day

        • How often do you go away on holiday?

          once / or / twice / year

          • What’s the speed limit in towns in your country?

            thirty / mile / hour

            • How much sleep do you need?

              about / seven / hour / night

              • How often do you go out in the evening?

                two / or / three / time / week

                • How much television do you watch on average?

                  about / two / hour / day

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