TheAlphabet and Articles Preparado por: Viviana Erazo Vázquez Como requisito del curso de Tedu 220 Marzo-Junio 2010 Prof: Nancy Rodriguez Morales
Introduction • Welcome to this modulo they are going to learn about how to pronounce the alphabet correct and the articles.
Index Introduction Index Biography TheAlphabet Examples Articles Clasifications Examples A+Singularnounbeginningwith a consonantsound • Exercises
Biography • My nameis Viviana Erazo VazquezI have 24 yearsold my lifewasveryrarebutthankstoGod I have a goodfamilythatisguiding me intoGodlove. Lastyear I lost my unclebut I am stillfighting in theroad of lifeisnoteasybutisnotimpossiblewithGodhelp. I am studying at Bayamon Central University my degreeisElementaryEnglishTeacher.
Alphabet A set of letters or other characters with which on or more languages are written especially if arranged in a customary order.
Letters of the alphabet A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z. Ver video abajo
Aa Apple Airplane Angel Astronaut
Bb Bird Book Bell Ball
Cc Cat Clown Cake Cow
Dd Dog Doll Dragon Duck
Ee Elephant Easter Earth Eel
Ff Fish Flag Frog Fun
Gg God Gum Goat Goldfish
Hh House Heart Hippo Helicopter
Ii Ice Cream Ice Insect Igloo
Jj Jellyfish Jacket Jar Jungle
Kk Kite Kitten Key Kid
Ll Lamb Lamp Lion Leg
Mm Mop Mouse Monkey Money
Nn Nut Nest Nickel
Oo Owl Orange Ocean Octopus
Pp Police Pencil Pig Pear
Qq Queen Quarter
Rr Radio Rat Racket Rocket
Ss Sheep Soap Sandwich Sand
Tt Table Tiger Taxi Tree
Uu Umbrella Unicorn
Vv Vacation Vegetables Volleyball Vase
Ww Water Watermelon Walrus Wagon
Yy Yellow Yo-yo Yolk Yarn
Zz Zebra Zipper Zero
An article is a word that combines with a noun to indicate the type of reference being made by the noun. Articles specify the grammatical definiteness of the noun, in some languages extending to volume or numerical scope. The articles in the English language are the, a, and an. • Articles are usually characterized as either definite or indefinite.
Clasifications • A definite article indicates that its noun is a particular one (or ones) identifiable to the listener. It may be the same thing that the speaker has already mentioned, or it may be something uniquely specified. The definite article in English is the. • a + singular noun beginning with a consonant sound
An indefinite article indicates that its noun is not yet a particular one (or ones) identifiable to the listener. It may be something that the speaker is mentioning for the first time, or its precise identity may be irrelevant or hypothetical, or the speaker may be making a general statement about any such thing. English uses a or an (depending on the initial sound of the next word) as its indefinite article.
A • "My daughter really wants a dog for Christmas." This refers to any dog. We don't know which dog because we haven't found the dog yet. • Somebody call a policeman!" This refers to any policeman. We don't need a specific policeman; we need any policeman who is available.
A • a broken egg • "I need a bottle of water.“ • "I need a new glass of milk.“ • a European country • I am a teacher.
A • a boy • a car • a bike • a zoo
A + singular noun beginning with a consonant sound • a user (you ser) • a university (youniversity) • a unicycle (younicycle)
AN • When I was at the zoo, I saw an elephant!" Here, we're talking about a single, non-specific thing, in this case an elephant. There are probably several elephants at the zoo, but there's only one we're talking about here.
AN • an egg • an apple • an idiot • an orphan
AN • an unusual problem • Brian is an Irishman. • Ver video abajo
THE • "The dog that bit me ran away." • "I was happy to see the policeman who saved my cat!“ • "He spilled the milk all over the floor" (some specific milk, perhaps the milk you bought earlier that day) or "He spilled milk all over the floor" (any milk).