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Intermediate Season 1, Lesson 11: Shut the Door!

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Hello English learners!

In today’s intermediate lesson, we will practice using “a/an” and “the”. We will also use the imperative of a verb.

Articles A/An and The

A/An: For unspecified things. (We don’t know which one). Use “An” for words beginning with vowel sounds (a, e, i, o, u sounds). Use “A” for words beginning with other sounds.
For example:
1. Can I have a sandwich please?





2. I saw an ostrich.





3. There’s a TV show about Africa.





The: For specified things. (We know which one). Or there is only one of something.
For example:
1. Isn’t the moon beautiful tonight?





2. The dog is on the sofa.





3. Prince William’s grandmother is the Queen.





Imperative Verbs

Imperative verbs are used to tell someone to do something.
The imperative form is the same as the infinitive, without “to“.
For example:
infinitive: to eat; imperative: eat
infinitive: to watch; imperative: watch
infinitive: to study; imperative: study

Example sentences:
1. Give me that book please.





2. Put the groceries away!





3. Paint the fence tomorrow.





4. Tell me your name.





5. Be quiet!





6. Stop shouting!





Now let’s practise.

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Beginner Season 1, Lesson 15: He’s a teacher. She’s an artist.

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Hello English learners!

Today is the last lesson on Beginner Season 1. But don’t worry- Season 2 will start soon!

In this lesson:
- We will learn the articles “A” and “An”.
- We will practice using the Verb “to be”.
- We will learn some jobs vocabulary.

This is Kimberley.
She’s a student.





This is Stanley.
He’s an accountant.





We use “A” with nouns that start in a consonant sound.
Consonant sounds are the sounds of the other letters in the alphabet: b, c, d, f, g, h, j, k, l, m, n, p, q, r, s, t, v, w, x, y and z sounds.

a pilot (pilot starts with a consonant sound, “p”)
a biologist (biologist starts with a consonant sound, “b”)

We use “An” with nouns that start in a vowel sound.
Vowel sounds are: aeioand sounds.

an umpire (umpire starts with a vowel sound, “u”)
an electrician (electrician starts with a vowel sound, “e”)

Let’s practise!

Practice Questions

Fill in the blank with “a” or “an”.

1. He’s a carpenter.





2. She’s __ insurance agent.





3. He’s __ fire fighter.





4. He’s __ engineer.





5. She’s __ English teacher.





6. He’s __ veterinarian.





7. She’s __ doctor.





8. He’s __ fisherman.





9. He’s __ art student.





10. She’s __ architect.





11. He’s __ lawyer.





12. He’s __ postal worker.





13. She’s __ archaeologist.





14. He’s __ soldier.





15. She’s __ economics professor.






1. He’s a carpenter.

2. She’s an insurance agent.

3. He’s a fire fighter.

4. He’s an engineer.

5. She’s an English teacher.

6. He’s a veterinarian.

7. She’s a doctor.

8. He’s a fisherman.

9. He’s an art student.

10. She’s an architect.

11. He’s a lawyer.

12. He’s a postal worker.

13. She’s an archaeologist.

14. He’s a soldier.

15. She’s an economics professor.

I hope you enjoyed this lesson. See you next time!