English Discussion on
 Articles

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THE DISCUSSION ON ARTICLES

STUDENT A's QUESTIONS (Do not show these to Student B.)

1)

What do you think about the English articles ‘a’, ‘an’ and ‘the’?

2)

Do you have articles in your own language?

3)

What do you think when your teacher says you’ll do a lesson on articles?

4)

What are articles for?

5)

What are your biggest problems with articles?

6)

Would the English language be so different without articles?

7)

What does ‘a’ and ‘an’ mean?

8)

Why do we say ‘the biggest’, ‘the most important’ but not ‘a biggest’ or ‘a most important’?

9)

Would the Philippines, the Maldives, the USA etc be any different without ‘the’?

10)

When do you think articles are absolutely, totally necessary?





STUDENT B's QUESTIONS (Do not show these to Student A.)

1)

What do you know about English articles?

2)

What advice would you give to someone trying to learn articles?

3)

What’s the difference between ‘a’ and ‘an’?

4)

Does your teacher do a good job at explaining articles?

5)

What’s the difference between “I’m a student” and “I’m the student”?

6)

How would you describe what articles are to an alien?

7)

Do you think the terms ‘definite article’ and ‘indefinite article’ help you understand articles better?

8)

Do you care about whether or not you understand articles and use them correctly?

9)

Why is it “Once upon a time” but “The end”? How would “An end” or “Once upon the time” change things?

10)

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