Lego|Grammar|Pre-Int|7. Articles 1

Read the general rule


1. Plural proper nouns have the definite article: the Pennines, the Great Lakes.

2. The noun followed by the preposition of and a proper noun has the definite article (the + common noun + of + proper noun) the Strait of Dover, the Gulf of Mexico.

The Sahara, the Midwest, the Mediterranean sea, the Atlantic ocean, the Panama canal, the Canaries, the Iberian Peninsula.

Let’s see which article should we use with the following geographical names. Choose the correct category for each word

a canal — an artificial waterway constructed to allow the passage of boats or ships in land or to convey water for irrigation.

a channel — a length of water wider than a strait, joining two larger areas of water, especially two seas.

Let’s study exceptions from the rules you see on the left. Please, do the matching

the Hague /ðə ˈheɪɡ/

Niagara Falls /naɪˈæɡrə/

the Chesapeake Bay /ˈtʃɛsəpiːk/


Match the exceptions of the rule to the examples

Complete the exercise with «the» or «-»

Imagine, that you can live anywhere in the world. Where would it be? Tell me about it

• A continent, a country, a city/town, an island?

• Water features nearby: a river, a lake, etc.

• Mountains or mountain ranges nearby?

🔹Which sea would you like to visit? Why?

🔹Which country would you never visit? Why?

🔹Which lake do you find the most picturesque?

Choose the correct category for each word


Complete the sentences with «the» or «-»

Choose the correct option


Select Correct or Wrong

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