a / an + Noun

Teacher: Esther    Runtime: 5:32     Series: Beginner 1      icon-heart Donate     

This video will teach the English articles ‘a’ and ‘an’ and how to use them with a ‘noun’.  It is basic English grammar you should learn and know.
이 동영상은 영어의 부정관사 ‘a’ 와 ‘an’ 및 이들을 명사와 어떻게 사용되는지를 가르쳐 줍니다. 이는 기본 영어 문법으로써, 여러분들이 꼭 배우고 알고 있어야 합니다.
[Part 1]

Hi everybody and welcome to this video.

In this video, we’re going to talk about using ‘a’ or ‘an’.

Ok…

We use ‘a’ or ‘an’ in front of nouns.

Well, what is a noun?

A noun is a person, place, thing or animal.

Ok, so let’s look at the board.

The first noun we have is “banana”.

“Banana”, starts with the consonant ‘b’.

So we put “a banana”.

“a banana”.

Look at the next word.

“Apple”.

In this case, the first letter is ‘a’.

‘a’ is a vowel.

Remember the vowels are a, e, i, o, u, so we have to put ‘an’.

“an apple”.

“cat”.

Hmmm.

The first letter, ‘c’, is a consonant.

So, should we put, ‘a’ or ‘an’?

Remember, if it’s a consonant, we have to put ‘a’.

“a cat”.

The next word, “boy”.

Again, the word starts with a consonant: ‘b’.

So we have to say, “a boy”.

The next word, “egg”, has the letter ‘e’ in front.

‘e’ is a vowel.

So what do we put?

We put ‘an’.

If we read it, it sounds like “anegg.”

“anegg”.

Ok, and the last word is “ant”.

“ant” starts with the vowel ‘a’.

So again, we must put……”an ant”.

“an ant”.

Now, let’s go through these words together.

“a banana”.

“a banana”.

“an apple”.

“an apple”.

Keep in mind that when you have ‘an’ in front, it has to sound like almost one word.

“an apple”.

“an apple”.

“a cat”.

“a cat”.

“a boy”.

“a boy”.

“an egg”.

“an egg”.

“an egg”.

“an egg”.

“an ant”.

“an ant”.

“an ant”.

Ok…

Let’s move on the the next part.

2:38 [Part 2]

Ok, let’s do some extra practice.

Ahhh, I have some nouns on the board.

Remember, a noun is a person, place, thing or animal.

So let’s go through them one by one.

“A book”, “book” is a thing.

It’s a thing that we read.

“Park”, is a place.

It’s a place we go.

“Umbrealla” is a thing. Right…

Umbrella is a thing that we use when it’s raining.

“Elephant”.

“Elephant” is an animal.

“Doctor”.

“Doctor” is a person.

And “orange”.

Orange is a thing that we eat.

Ok…

Now, I’m going to say ‘a’ or ‘an’ in front of the nouns.

I want you to listen and see if you can hear the difference.

Ok…

We have “book”.

In that case we say, “a book”.

“a book”.

We have to say, “a book”.

Ok…

The next one is “park”.

We say, “a park”.

“a park”.

Remember, we put ‘a’ in front of words that begin with consonants.

‘b’ and ‘p’ are consonants.

That’s why we say, “a book”, “a park”.

Ok…

How about the next word?

“an umbrella”.

“an umbrella”.

Could you here the difference?

“an umbrella”.

We say ‘an’ because umbrealla starts with a vowel: ‘u’.

“an umbrella”.

Ok…

“elephant”.

We should we say?

“elephant”.

“elephant”.

Again, elephant starts with a vowel.

“a doctor”.

“a doctor”.

“a doctor”.

And the last word, “an orange”.

“an orange”.

Again, we have to say, “an orange” because ‘o’ is a vowel.

So, let’s go through each word one more time.

“a book”.

“a book”. Ok…

“a park”.

“a park”.

“an umbrella”.

“an umbrella”.

Notice it sounds like one word.

“an umbrella”.

“an elephant”.

“an elephant”.

“a doctor”.

“a doctor”.

And the last one.

“an orange”.

“an orange”.

Ok…

So that’s the end of this video.

I hope you can remember when to use ‘a’ and ‘an’.

Ok, thank you.

Bye.

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