a/an/ the or zero article
a. Read the text. Underline a, an, the and nouns they are with.
Diasters happen all the time. Two of the most famous disasters ever were an earthquake and a volcanic eruption.
The earthquake happened in 1964 in Alaska and was the most powerful earthquakeever recorded. The volcano erupted about 2,000 years ago. It destroyed aRoman towncalled Pompeii.
b. Compelete the rule. Write the, no article, a or an.
RULE: Use a or an + noun to talk about something for the first time.
I had a banana and an apple for breakfast.
Use the + noun when it is clear which thing or person you are talking about.
The banana was very good, but the apple was horrible.
Use no article + noun when you are talking about things in general.
Bananas are good for you. I like apples.