2Trip to Kenya Dear Marta, We took ____ most wonderful trip last Look at theletter. Fill inthe blankswitha, an, the or no article.Explain youranswers toa partner.You will checkyour answersat the end ofthepresentation.Dear Marta,We took ____ most wonderful trip lastmonth. We went on ____ great safari.____ safari was in Kenya and we saw____ lions and ____hippos up close!____ experience was great. ____only problem was my husband wasbitten by ____ mosquito, but since wehad taken malaria medicine beforewe came, ____ Dr. Matuka saidhe would be okay.Love, Gloria
3I’d love to hold a baby lion. Indefinite Article 1When we don’t have a particular person, place, or thing in mind, we use non-specific nouns. Use the indefinite article a/an with non-specific singular count nouns.I’d love to hold a baby lion.any baby lion;no particular lionin mind
4Indefinite Article 2A noun is often indefinite the first time a speaker mentions it. It is usually definite after the first mention.1st MentionWe went on a safari last year.2nd MentionThe safari was very educational.
5Zero Article 1 Hippos feel at home in water. Use zero article (no article) with non-specific plural count nouns and non-specific non-count nouns.Non-SpecificPlural Count Noun Zero ArticleHippos feel at home in water.Meerkats are very interesting animals to watch.Non-SpecificNon-Count Noun Zero Article
6Generic NounsA noun is generic when it represents all members of a class or category. There are three ways to use count nouns generically.zero article + plural count noun1. Cheetahs are predatory animals.indefinite article + count noun2. A cheetah is a predatory animal.zero article + non-count noun3. Water is essential for all animals to survive.
7Zero Article 2Use zero article before the names of people or their titles, names of most countries, and habitual locations.Kanika spends four days a week at work and two days a week in school.Ambassador Mukasa was born in Tanzania but spent most of his life in Kenya.
8Practice 1 Example: _____ zebra came right up to me! A Look at the sentences. Complete them with an indefinite article or no article. Explain your answers to a partner.Practice 1Example: _____ zebra came right up to me!AWe stayed in _____ nice lodge. _____ game reserves usually have lodges nearby.That kind of bird is usually found in _____ Zambia.Have you ever seen _____ elephant up close?This is _____ great vacation.I would love to be _____ game warden.A: Do you often see _____ warthogs at game reserves?B: Oh, yes. There are some right over there.aanaa
9Definite Article 1 The vultures have found something to eat. A noun is definite when we know the particular person, place, or thing being talked about. Use the definite article the with non-count nouns and singular and plural nouns that are definite.The vultures have found something to eat.Yeah, I see them. Let’s get closer and take a picture.
10Nanyuki, Kenya, is located on the equator. Definite Article 2Use the definite article with nouns that describe something unique.Nanyuki, Kenya, is located on the equator.There is onlyone equator.
11Definite Article 3 That is the tallest giraffe I’ve ever seen! An adjective can often make a noun represent something unique. Examples of such adjectives are right, wrong, first, only, and the comparative and superlative forms.SuperlativeAdjectiveUniqueAdjectiveThat is the tallest giraffe I’ve ever seen!The first giraffe is eating.
12Kenya is located along the Indian Ocean. Definite Article 4The definite article is used with the names of public places, some countries, and many geographical regions or features.My friends from the Netherlands are visiting Tanzania this year.I went to the library to learn more about Kenya.Kenya is located along the Indian Ocean.
13Practice 2 Dear Marta, We took ____ most wonderful trip last Look at the letter again and fill in the blanks. Did your ideas on article usage change? Check your answers.Practice 2Dear Marta,We took ____ most wonderful trip lastmonth. We went on ____ great safari.____ safari was in Kenya and we saw____ lions and ____hippos up close!____ experience was great. ____only problem was my husband wasbitten by ____ mosquito, but since wehad taken malaria medicine beforewe came, ____ Dr. Matuka saidhe would be okay.Love, GloriatheaTheTheThea