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Beginning English - Lesson 10 - Shopping
This page: Demonstratives (this/that/these/those), How to ask about prices in English
Pages in this lesson: Vocabulary - Grammar - Listening - Dialogue - Reading - Pronunciation - Dictation - Game

 

This That These Those

 

Video

Watch the "The English Minute" video below to learn how to use the words this, that, these, and those in English. The English Minute (www.theenglishminute.com) is website designed for mobile phones that has short English lessons with videos.

This, that, these, and those are words to indicate if something is close or far away.

Close things
This - singular 
These - plural 

Far away things
That - singular 
Those - plural 

Practice
Change the sentences to plural.

example
This is a pencil.

1.  This is a book.

2.  That is a computer.

3.  This is a television.

4.  That is a pen.

 

Practice
Change these sentences to singular.

example
Those are teachers. 

1.  These are English books.

2.  Those are pencils.

3.  These are computers.

4.  Those are papers.

 

 

Prices in English

When we describe the price of an object we generally use the verb to be.

Singular Plural
How much is the _____?       How much are the _____?
It's ____ dollars. They're ____ dollars.

Practice
Write the question and the answer like the example.

examples:
book 10 dollars (singular)
Question
  
Answer

notebooks 2 dollars (plural)
Question

Answer

1.  TV 250 dollars

Question

Answer

2.  computer 900 dollars

Question

Answer

3.  shoes 25 dollars

Question

Answer

4.  hat 15 dollars

Question

Answer

5.  socks 4 dollars

Question

Answer

6.  table 55 dollars

Question

Answer

7.  chairs 50 dollars

Question

Answer

8.  stereo 500 dollars

Question

Answer

 

Find the Mistake

Instructions
Find the errors in the sentences.  Write the sentences correctly.

example
She are a student. --> She is a student. 

1. These is new chairs.

2. This are English books. 

3. How much is those shoes?

4. The skirt costs twenty dolars. 

5. Its ten cents.

 

Writing

Describe what is in the room where you are at this moment using this, that, these, and those.

example  This is a computer.  That is a printer.  Those are papers. etc.

You can write on piece of paper or in the comments section below.

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Beginning English - Lesson 10 - Shopping
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