2ChessChess is a game for two players. Each player begins with a set of sixteen white or black pieces. Some chess sets are plain, but some are very unusual. The players take turns moving their pieces on a board with 64 squares. Each type of piece moves in a different way. The Queen is the most powerful piece, but the King is the most important. The primary goal in chess is to checkmate your opponent’s King. The game is over when a King cannot avoid capture.
3You’ll need some luck to beat me. Indefinite Nouns 1A noun is indefinite when you and your listener do not have a specific person, place, or thing in mind.Let’s play a game!You’ll need some luck to beat me.
4Indefinite Nouns 2Use the indefinite article a / an with singular count nouns that are indefinite.singular count nounChess is a game for two players.singular count nounYou may capture an enemy piece.
5A or An 1 Use a before consonant sounds. A chessboard has 64 squares. with asoundA chessboard has 64 squares.vowelwith aconsonantsoundChess is a unique game.
6A or An 2 Use an before vowel sounds. The game lasted over an hour. consonantwith avowelsoundThe game lasted over an hour.vowelwith asoundChess is an interesting game.
7Indefinite Nouns 3 Some chess sets are very unusual. Use no article ( ) or some with plural count nouns and non-count nouns that are indefinite. Some means an indefinite number.plural count nounSome chess sets are very unusual.non-count nounMost players enjoy competition.
8Identifying Nouns 1Use a / an with singular count nouns to say what someone or something is.singular count nounChess is a board game.singular count nounChess is an interesting game .
9Identifying Nouns 2 Kings, queens, and bishops are chess pieces. Use no article ( ) with plural count nouns and non-count nouns to say what someone or something is.plural count nounKings, queens, and bishops are chess pieces.non - count nounsSome chess sets are made of marble or glass.
10Make General Statements Use no article ( ) with plural count nouns and non-count nouns to make general statements.plural count nounPlayers often play with chess clocks.non - count nounSpecial software is needed to play chess online.
11Practice 1 an a a an Some a Complete the sentences with a, an, some, or (no article).Example: Can you play ______chess?1. In chess, ______ pawns move one square at a time.2. Chess is ____ interesting game.ana3. The white Queen begins on ______ white square.a4. A pawn can be promoted to ______ Queen.an5. A verbal call of “check” is ______ insult.Somea6. ______ games end in ______ tie.
12Definite NounsA noun is definite when you and your listener both know which person, place or thing you are talking about.Right here. It’s part of the furniture.Where is the chessboard?
13The 1 Players with the white pieces move first. Use the with most common nouns (count and non-count, singular and plural) that are definite.plural count nounPlayers with the white pieces move first.singular count nounThe queen is the most powerful piece.non - count nounSome players record the time between moves.
14The 2 Use the when a person, place, or thing is unique. There’sonlyonewinner.The player who checkmates is the winner.There’sonlyoneweb.People can play chess on the web.
15The 3Use the when the context makes it clear which person, place, or thing you mean.Will you let me winthe game?They knowhe istalkingabout theircard game.
16Practice 2Complete the sentences with a, an, the, some, or (no article).It started in China, but people play Mahjong all over ______ world. Mahjong is played with ______ tiles. They are made from ______ bamboo or ivory. ______ tiles display ______ flowers, numbers, or ______ unique animal. Players shuffle the tiles by building ______ wall. There are several mahjong patterns such as a Chow and a Pong. ______ Kong contains four tiles of ______ same number and suit. ______ Eye contains two tiles of the same number and suit. The object of ______ game is to collect ______ set of fourteen tiles in four groups of three tiles and ______ matched pair. Now you can download ______ Mahjong and play it over ______ Internet.theTheaaMahjongAtheAntheaathe