Lesson 24: Office Supplies

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DIALOGUE

Practice by reading the dialogue with your tutor. After you are done, switch roles and do it again! 📘

 

NEW SKILL

Using demonstrative pronouns and adjectives: this, that, these, and those. 📘

  • This – singular and close
  • That – singular and a bit further away
  • These – plural and close
  • Those – plural and a bit further away

 

Examples:

  • This is my pencil.
  • These are his pens.
  • That is their stapler.
  • This is your scissors.

 

 

 

VOCABULARY

Go over the vocabulary below with your tutor. 📘

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EXERCISE

Pick the correct demonstrative adjective. 📘

  • This pencil or that pencil. (this, that, these, those)
  • She likes _________ pens, not these pens. (this, that, these, those)
  • These erasers or ________ erasers. (this, that, these, those)
  • Do you want _______ stapler or that stapler? (this, that, these, those)
  • Use these file folders, not ______ file folders. (this, that, these, those)

 

 

Fill in the blank with the correct demonstrative pronoun. 📘

  • That is my legal pad. (there/not close)
  • _______ are your push pins. (here/close)
  • ________ is our masking tape. (here/close)
  • ________ are their envelopes. (there, not close)
  • ________ is my blue highlighter. (there/not close)

 

 

 Fill in the blank with the correct demonstrative pronoun or adjective. 📘

  • Do you need that? (there/not close)
  • Can I have _________ calculators? (here/close)
  • ________ cutter is mine. (here/close)
  • He wants ________ hole puncher. (there/not close)
  • ________ are our tape measures. (there/not close)

 

 

Fill in the blank with the correct demonstrative pronoun or adjective. 📘

  • These paperclips are better than those.
  • He does not like __________ pencil sharpener. He likes that one.
  • How much is ________ whiteout pen there?
  • I need __________ erasers, not those.
  • ________ pen in the drawer is better than _______ one here.

 

 

Discussion Question

  • What supplies do you have in your office?
  • What supplies do you use for work?
  • Do you use a pen or a pencil? Why?
  • What supplies would you need to send a letter to a friend?

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