THE green scarf

THE green scarf

Lesson overview

In this Intermediate ESL lesson, students will review indefinite and definite articles, and how to use – or not use – them in oral and written conversation.



In the first part of the lesson, the student reads a paragraph and identifies definite and indefinite articles


Definite vs. indefinite articles

First, the use of the definite article (The) is explained and exemplified. Then, the definite and indefinite articles are contrasted. This is followed by a dialogue which the student completes using the correct articles.


Zero article

The student learns about the contexts in which no article is needed. Then, they put their knowledge into practice by filling in the gaps and completing an email with the correct article or zero article.  


Video: The green scarf

The student watches an excerpt from the movie Confessions of a Shopaholic and completes the sentences describing the scene with the correct articles.


Review of articles

In the final part of the lesson, the student completes the review by choosing the correct article option.



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