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1. We ________ off early on the first day of summer so that we could see the sun rise.

2. Do what you like, I really don't ________ .

3. You must not drink and then ________ a car.

4. After the children had ________ doing their homework, the whole family watched television.

5. He thought they would all share the cost of the meal but unfortunately he ________ up paying for everybody.

6. You can't miss it, it's that tall building right at the ________ of the road.

7. When you first meet someone, you usually shake them ________ the hand.

8. If you want to ________ that book remember to bring it back.

9. You could tell the time by him because he always ________ work at exactly the same time every day.

10. I ________ to the concert every Monday on the radio and I imagine I am there listening to it in person.

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Using ‘the’

Most names of countries are used without ‘the’, but some countries and other names have ‘the’ before them, e.g. The USA, The United Kingdom / UK, The Commonwealth.

Some countries may be referred to with or without ‘the’ (the) Lebanon, (the) Gambia, (the) Ukraine, (the) Sudan.

Adjectives referring to countries and languages

With-ish: British Irish Flemish Danish Turkish
Spanish With -(i)an: Canadian Brazilian American Russian Australian
With -ese: Japanese Chinese Guyanese Burmese Maltese Taiwanese
With -i: Israeli Iraqi Kuwaiti Pakistani Yemeni Bangladeshi
With -ic: Icelandic Arabic

Some, adjectives are worth learning separately e.g. Swiss, Thai, Greek, Dutch, Cypriot.


Some nationalities have nouns for referring to people, e.g. a Finn, a Swede, a Turk, a Spaniard, a Dane, a Briton, an Arab. For most nationalities we can use the adjective as a noun, e.g. a German, an Italian, a Belgian, a Catalan, a Greek, an African. Some need woman/man/person added to them (you can’t say ‘a Dutch’), so if in doubt, use them, e.g. a Dutch man, a French woman, an Irish person, an Icelandic man.

World regions

Peoples and races

People belong to ethnic groups and regional groups such as Afro-Caribbeans, Asians and Orientals and Latin Americans. What are you? (e.g. North African, Southern African, European, Melanesian)

They speak dialects as well as languages. Everyone has a|mother tongue or first language; many have second and third languages. Some people are perfect in more than one language and are bilingual or multilingual.

name: Wanija Krishnamurthan second/third languages: English, Malay

nationality: Malaysian type or dialect of English: Malaysian

mother tongue: Tamil (S. India) ethnic group: Asian (Tamil Indian)
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