What Is This?

What is this?

This is a dog !

What is that?

That is a cat !

What is this?

What is that?

This is a dog

And that is a cat!

What is this?

This is an apple!

What is that?

That is an orange!

What is this?

What is that?

This is an apple

And that is an orange!

What are these?

These are some bananas!

What are those?

Those are some pears!

What are these?

What are those?

These are some bananas

And those are some pears!

Vocabulary

EnglishTranslation in native language*
What is this?
What
Is
This
What is this?*
• What*
• Is*
• This*
This is a dog !
This is
A dog
This is a dog !*
• This is*
• A dog*
What is that?
That
 What is that?*
• That*
That is a cat !
That is
A cat
 That is a cat !*
• That is*
• A cat*
An appleAn apple*
An orangeAn orange*
What are these?
Are
These
 What are these?*
• Are*
• These*
What are those?
Those
What are those?*
• Those*
Some bananasSome bananas*
Some pearsSome pears*

Grammar

This/that

This means this – when you are pointing at something near you*
That means that – when you are pointing at something far from you*

These/those

These means these – when you are pointing at several things near you*
Those means those – when you are pointing at several things far from you*

This is/is this…?
To say “this is” as a statement you say*: this is
This is a dog

To ask a question “is this…” you can switch the words around to ask*: is this?
Is this a dog?

A means “a”, and is used to indicate something that’s not specific.*

Did you notice that sometimes, we use* a: to say “a”:*
A cat – a cat*
A dog – a dog*

But sometimes, we use* an: to say “a”:*
An orange – An orange*
An apple – An apple*

An is only used with things that start with a vowel (a, e, i, o, u). Otherwise, we just use* a.

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