Beginner English 1-21

Grammar Check Up #3

Teacher: Esther    Runtime: 7:31     Series: Beginner 1      icon-heart Donate     
[junkie-tabs] [junkie-tab title=”Video Information”] This is a check up video for articles, prepositions, and adjectives.  Esther will give you a quick test to make sure you understand.  Good Luck! [/junkie-tab][junkie-tab title=”한글”] 이 동영상은 관사, 전치사 및 형용사에 대한 check-up 과정입니다. 에스더 선생님이 여러분들이 잘 이해하였는지 확인하기 위하여 여러분들을 테스트 할 것입니다. 행운을 빌어요! [/junkie-tab][junkie-tab title=”Script”] [Part 1]

This is a check-up video for articles, prepositions, and adjectives.

I’ve written some sentences on the board.

Let’s try to finish them together.


The first sentence says, “It’s __ ___ umbrella.”


We have the noun.

We need an article and an adjective to decribe the umbrella.


So here it is.

Let’s describe the color.


We would say ‘black’.

Remember, the adjective comes before the noun.

Now we need an article.

And the correct article is ‘a’.

“It’s a black umbrella.”


Next, “It’s ___ ___ ___.”

We have three blanks.

Here, we have the noun ‘ant’.

So we’re going to put that at the end.


Let’s use the adjective ugly.


Remember, again, the adjective comes before the noun.

“…ugly ant.”

“It’s __ ugly ant.”

We need an article.

Should we use ‘a’ or ‘an’?

well, ‘ugle’ starts with the vowel ‘u’, so we have to say ‘an’.

“It’s an ugly ant.”


“It’s __ __ __.”


We have the noun ‘car’.

So we put that at the end.

Again, let’s use an adjective that describes the color.

Let’s use ‘blue’.


What article should we use?

We have to say “a”.

“It’s a blue car.”

Ok, and last.

“I __ ___ nice girl.”

That’s me.

We have the noun ‘girl’…and the adjective ‘nice’.

So we need the article.

We’re going to say “a”.

Now, we’re missing one more thing.

We need the ‘be’ verb ‘am’.

“I am a nice girl.”

Ok, let’s move on to the next part.

2:21 [Part 2]

Ok, let’s continue with the checkup.

Here’s a picture.


Look at it carefully.

“What is it?”

“What is it?”

“It’s __ banana.”

We need an article here.

And it’s the first time I’m talking about this, so we’re going to say “a”.

“It’s a banana.”

“Where is ___ banana?”

Now, you know, I’m talking about this one.

It’s specific.

So, I’m going to use the article ‘the’.

“Where is the banana?”

And now, let’s think about the prepostion.

“It’s __ the chair.”

We need to use the preposition ‘on’.

“It’s on the chair.”


Let’s move on.

“What are they?”


“They’re ____ oranges.”


We have more than one.

That’s why we said, “They are…they’re” and “oranges”…with an ‘s’.


Can we use ‘the’?

No, you don’t know what oranges I’m talking about because it’s the first time I said anything about them.

Then, can I use ‘a’ or ‘an’?

No, ‘a’ or ‘an’ is used for any one thing.

So here we do not need any article.

“They’re oranges.”

“What are they?”

“They’re oranges.”


“Where __ __ oranges?”


Now, again, you know I’m talking about these specific oranges, so we use ‘the’.

“Where __ the oranges?”

Ok, remember, when you ask a question with plural, you need ‘are’.

“Where are the oranges?”


Now, let’s think about the prepostion.

“They’re ___ the chair.”


The preposition we need is ‘under’.


They’re not ‘on’, “they’re ‘under’ the chair.”

Ok, let’s move on to the last part.

5:01 [Part 3 – Mistakes]

Ok, let’s continue with the checkup.

Now, we have two short stories here.

You have to help me find the mistakes.

The first sentence says, “It’s snake.”

Well, we’re missing an article.


And that article is ‘a’.

“It’s a snake.”


“It’s blue a snake.”

Can you find the mistake?


Remember, the adjective ‘blue’ has to go between the article and the noun.

So we have to move the article to the front.

“It’s a blue snake.”

That is the correct answer.

“It’s a blue snake.”

Ok, the next one.

“The snake under the box.”

It sounds right.

“The snake under the box.”, but we forgot the ‘be’ verb.

“The snake is under the box.”

Ok, let’s move on to the next story.

“It’s a octopus.”

Ok, we have an article, but octopus starts with the vowel ‘o’.

So we have to use ‘an’.

“It’s an octopus.”

“An octopus is big.”


This one’s a little bit hard.

But remember, we’re talking about the same octopus.

So now, this octopus is specific.

So we have to change the article ‘an’ to ‘the’.

“The octopus is big.”

The octopus from the first sentence.

Last, “The octopus are under the chair.”

What’s the mistake?

“The octopus…”

There’s only one.

So we don’t use ‘are’, we have to say “is”.

“The octopus is under the chair.”


So that was our checkup for articles, prepositions and adjectives.

I hope you guys understand better and I’ll see you in the next video.

Thank you.


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