Welcome to 15mins.today the home of English Shadowing. I'm your host Gavin and this is InTense Episode 37. Well guys we are continuing with our definite article “the,” and in particular when not to use “the.” So, in today's case we will be looking at places and locations. OK!
So, what I mean by a location is like your office or work. We do not put “the” in front of it usually, so “office” is a bit of an exception in this case, “I'm going to the office.” Because you only go to your work’s office, but in front of the word “work” we do not put it there, but here's the exception “office, the office.” Why? Because I work there at one place, it is specific. So remember that we say “the office” but not “the work,” and no “the” in front of “home.”
OK, let's look at our questions and we will see the examples, so let's get started!
Does Jane work from home? Yes, she works from home.
Does Jane work from home? No, she does not work from home.
Did John go to work yesterday? Yes, he went to work yesterday.
Did John go to work yesterday? No, he did not go to work yesterday.
Did Peter go to the office today? Yes, he went to the office today.
Did Peter go to the office today? No, he did not go to the office today.
Do you go to church on Sundays? Yes, I go to church on Sundays.
Do you go to church on Sundays? No, I do not go to church on Sundays.
Is Samuel in jail for fraud? Yes, he is in jail for fraud.
Is Samuel in jail for fraud? No, he is not in jail for fraud.
Are you going to bed? Yes, I am going to bed.
Are you going to bed? No, I am not going to bed.
Did Susan have school today? Yes, she had school today.
Did Susan have school today? No, she did not have school today.
Did you enjoy high school? Yes, I enjoyed high school.
Did you enjoy high school? No, i did not enjoy high school.
Did Mary attend University? Yes, she attended University.
Did Mary attend University? No, she did not attend University.
Well guys, there you go. Remember to listen to the questions, answer them and then listen to the answers, to make sure you answered them correctly. I hope that helps, keeps practicing and catch you in the next one, bye!