A- Giới thiệu
|Henry:||Don’t forget we’re meeting on Friday for lunch.|
|Sarah:||Of course I haven’t forgotten.
But remind me where we’re eating.
|Henry:||The Riverside Restaurant. You’ve been there before.
Claire was with us. It was the Friday before she went to Australia. We had a good lunch.
Các cụm từ chỉ thời gian thường không có a/an hoặc the.
We’re meeting on Friday for lunch.
Tuy nhiên chúng ta dùng a/an hoặc the nếu có một cụm từ hoặc mệnh đề sau Friday, lunch,…
It was the Friday before she went to Australia.
Chúng ta thường dùng a/an hoặc the nếu có một tính từ.
We had a good lunch.
B- Năm, mùa và tháng
I was born in 1974.
We play cricket in summer / in the summer.
Winter always depresses me.
I start the course in September.
That was the year I was bom.
It was the winter of 1995 when things started to go wrong for the company.
C- Những thời điểm đặc biệt
We go away at Christmas.
Easter is early this year.
I’ll be home for Thanksgiving.
We had a wonderful Christmas.
I started work here the Easter before last.
D – Những ngày trong tuần
Yes, Thursday will be convenient.
I’ll see you on Tuesday evening.
The storm was on the Thursday of that week.
We went surfing at the weekend.
E – Những phần của ngày và đêm
I can’t sleep at night.
I prefer to travel by day / by night.
I must get to bed before midnight.
We were on the beach at sunset.
I hope to get there before dark.
It’s warmer in / during the day.
Someone got up in / during the night. We’re meeting in the morning.
They arrived at the hotel in the evening.
It was a beautiful sunset.
I couldn’t see in the dark.
F – Các bữa ăn
I’ll see you at breakfast.
We have supper at about eight.
I’m going out after lunch.
We had a quick breakfast.
The supper David cooked was excellent.
The meal was very nice.
We’ll need an evening meal.
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I) Hoàn tất các đoạn hội thoại sau. Sử dụng các từ trong ngoặc và dùng a/ an hoặc the nếu cần.
|Rachel:||Is it the pop festival on Friday (Friday)?|
|Vicky:||I think it’s the Friday (Friday) alter that.|
|1||Henry:||Will you be in America for ……. (Thanksgiving)?|
|Claire:||Oh no. That’s in …….. (November), isn’t it?|
|2||Nick:||Are you doing anything at …….. (weekend)?|
|Tom:||Well, I’m going to the match on ……… (Saturday), of course.|
|3||Ilona:||Does it snow here at …….. (Christmas)?|
|Emma:||Not often. We haven’t had …….. (white Christmas) for years.|
|4||Nick:||How long have you lived here?|
|Harriet:||We came here in …… (summer) of ……. (1997).|
|5||Laura:||I’d like to look round the castle in …….. (afternoon).|
|Trevor:||Well, it’s just a ruin. The building dates from …….. (year) 900.|
|6||Mark:||I like driving at ……. (night) when the roads are quiet.|
|Trevor:||Oh, I don’t like driving in …… (dark). I’d much rather travel during ……. (day).|
II) Laura đang nói về thức ăn mà cô ấy và Trevor đã dùng vào đợt đi nghỉ. Hãy dùng các từ trong ngoặc và dùng a/an hoặc the nếu cần.
The meals (meals) we had weren’t very good. We had (1) ….. (breakfast) in the hotel, and that wasn’t too bad. We usually went out for (2) …… (lunch) because (3) …… (lunch) they served in the hotel was always the same. And (4) …… (dinner) we had at the hotel on our first evening was pretty awful, so we tried a few restaurants. On our last evening we had (5) …….. (marvellous meal) in a Chinese restaurant. I wish we’d discovered the place a bit sooner.
III) Điền từ vào chỗ trống. Quyết định xem có cần thêm the hay không.
|Claire:||Hello, Henry. Come in.|
|Henry:||Oh, sorry. You’re having lunch (lunch).|
|Claire:||No, this is (1) ….. (breakfast). I had a late night.
It was long after (2) …… (midnight) when I got in.
|Henry:||Someone told me you’re going away after (3) ……… (Christmas).|
|Claire:||Yes, I’m going to the Seychelles on (4) …….. (Wednesday).|
|Henry:||What a life you lead, Claire! What time do you leave for the airport?|
|Claire:||Oh, in (5) ……. (morning) some time. About ten.
It’s cheaper to fly at (6) ……. (night), but I decided it would be easier during (7) ……. (day).
|Henry:||I can drive you to the airport. I’m usually free on (8) …… (Wednesday) mornings. I’d like to see you off.|
|Claire:||That’s sweet of you Henry, but I can take a taxi.|
|Henry:||I’ll just check in my diary that it isn’t (9) …… (Wednesday) of our next board meeting.
No, it’s OK. I can do it. And when will you be back?
|Claire:||At the beginning of (10) ….. (February). The second, I think.|
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1) Thanksgiving, November
2) the weekend, Saturday
3) Christmas, a white Christmas
4) the summer, 1997
5) the afternoon, the year
6) night, the dark, the day
3) the lunch
4) the dinner
5) a marvellous meal
5) the morning
7) the day
9) the Wednesday