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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
I live in _____________.

Where is ____________________?

We're staying at _________________.

_____________________ is in New York.

Las Vegas is in ___________________.

Where is ________________?

Have you ever visited ___________________?

__________________________ are located in Europe.

Melanie is from _________________.

His house overlooks _______________________.

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219 Comments on “Speaking English – When to use “THE” with places”

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Thank you so much for your lesson which is very helpful.

Wednesday, June 1st 2011

    It is good, I like it

    Sunday, June 5th 2011

Wonderful Rebecca!!! Thank you.

Wednesday, June 1st 2011

    10 out of 10. such an easy and helpful lesson. I always had problems using the definite article “THE”. But from now on, it won’t be difficult anymore. Thanks a lot Rebecca.

    Sunday, April 3rd 2016

Thanks for the most informative broadcast.godless

Wednesday, June 1st 2011

thanks your lesson it’s so helpful to me ^^

Thursday, June 2nd 2011

Thank a lot.Rebecca

Thursday, June 2nd 2011

Thank you very much Rebecca!I love u & your way of teaching,now i’m able to understand the uses of article “THE” but still i’m a little confused,shouldn’t we use “THE” before singular country,such as,
Japan,china,India,Pakistan,Afghanistan,Srilanka etc

Thursday, June 2nd 2011

    No you cannot use ‘THE’ for countries :)

    Monday, January 2nd 2012

thank you! I love your lesson.

Thursday, June 2nd 2011

helpful thanks

Thursday, June 2nd 2011

Thanx rebecca

Thursday, June 2nd 2011

Thank you Rebecca, so I am recognize now when can I use the word the.

Thursday, June 2nd 2011

Thank you!!!

Thursday, June 2nd 2011

your English language program is very easy and intrusting
i know many words of English, but i wanted to watch all program by numbers but that is very difficult for me to search all program by numbers please help me thank you very much for cooperation i m waiting for your mail or help
thanks a lot
gohar ali gohar Batkhela Khybar Pukhtunkhwa Pakistan

Thursday, June 2nd 2011

    gohar ali gohar Batkhela Khybar Pukhtunkhwa!!.
    I´m glad I learn english, not urdu.

    Friday, August 25th 2017

thanx alot …..

Thursday, June 2nd 2011

thank you very much,your lesson help to me

Thursday, June 2nd 2011

gooooood~ Thank you ^^

Thursday, June 2nd 2011

Interesting topic, thanks !

Friday, June 3rd 2011

Hi rebecca,

I’m a real fan of yours. You’re a great teacher and I love all your videos.


Friday, June 3rd 2011

It’s very usefull to know this topic.

Friday, June 3rd 2011


Friday, June 3rd 2011

hi Rebecca
this is very good lesson for us… i m always say that u do work for humanity….. thanks a lot of u…..
i would like to ask a question that is there any other example where we can put “THE”?

Friday, June 3rd 2011

Thanks for this great and 100% free site.
Very helpful to students.

Friday, June 3rd 2011

Thank you it’s help me to understand much better.

Friday, June 3rd 2011

Thank you very much for such a wonderful learning material.
I need your help to become a professional in speaking English.

Saturday, June 4th 2011

thenk you It’s very useful

Saturday, June 4th 2011

thanx rebecca good brief lesson i like it!

Sunday, June 5th 2011

Thank you. Usefull lesson.

Sunday, June 5th 2011

no logic…..soooo.. difficuilt to understand ;-(

Sunday, June 5th 2011

Thanx rebecca

Sunday, June 5th 2011

its very helpful for me!

Monday, June 6th 2011

It’s very helpful to me. thanks a lot.

Monday, June 6th 2011

Thank you so much Rebecca. It help me a lot. Thanks again ^^ and I expect you’ll study a good lesson same this lesson continue.

Tuesday, June 7th 2011

Hi, Rebecca. Thank you so much. You give me knowledge ^^ I really like this lesson very much. I hope you always have a lot of lesson same it for all member. Thanks again

Tuesday, June 7th 2011

nice work.

Tuesday, June 7th 2011

Thank you so much.

Wednesday, June 8th 2011

Thank you so much!

Wednesday, June 8th 2011

Talking about the mountains you say mount. Is it the same?

Thursday, June 9th 2011


Thursday, June 9th 2011

thanks you Rebicca

Thursday, June 9th 2011

thanks, rabecca, it is too helpful~~~~~~~~~~~“

Friday, June 10th 2011

Your work and effort is very good for non-native speakers as me. I appreciate this. Each class is very interesting and useful. Congratulations. Thank you very much.

Friday, June 10th 2011

thank u so much … it’s too helpful…..

Saturday, June 11th 2011

I love your lesson however, I really don’t fully understand. When and how to determine to use “the”. anyway. I appreciate your lesson. Thank you so much.

Saturday, June 11th 2011

Thanks a lot.This lesson was very helpful

Sunday, June 12th 2011

Thanks u very much for your excellent efforts..I find very useful the way u come up with your innovatives and explaining methodology..I wana enhance my skill.pl do suggest any material or link so that I will perfect enough @ skill..pl do reply me asap

Sunday, June 12th 2011

I had a full mark while I was answing the test

Sunday, June 12th 2011

Thanks a lot

Monday, June 13th 2011

Thanks Rebecca

Monday, June 13th 2011

Rebecca and James are the best! Thank you very much for your helpful lessons

Monday, June 13th 2011

I learned a lot. Thank you so much

Monday, June 13th 2011

I came from ethiopia. so it is very helpful

Monday, June 13th 2011

Good class Rebecca



Tuesday, June 14th 2011

Thank you

Tuesday, June 14th 2011

I learn from that.

Tuesday, June 14th 2011


Friday, June 17th 2011

Thanks from Turkey.

Saturday, June 18th 2011

hi, i think it is practice. thanks

Saturday, June 18th 2011

Thanks a lot ,Rebecca.

Sunday, June 19th 2011

love the way you Teaching to us…ur great Teacher.god bless u

Sunday, June 19th 2011

thumbs up!!!

Tuesday, June 21st 2011

thank you so much… this video and quiz is very helping me :)

Tuesday, June 21st 2011

thank you very much! your lessons are really helpful.thanks again ^^God bless you.

Saturday, June 25th 2011

i thought when you learned how translate the words english in your own language its easy to speak in english but even the word “The” makes me confused mam, i hope i will memorized all your lessons god bless.. practice makes perfect i hope -_-

Wednesday, July 6th 2011

9 up to 10 not bad

Wednesday, July 6th 2011

WOW I learned it

Wednesday, July 6th 2011

thank you very much for you great effort , ur teaching is very wonderful in ( style , way , expression … etc ) I’ll wait from u most that

Thursday, July 7th 2011

this is great, thanks alot.

Friday, July 8th 2011

8 of 10 not very bad ^^

Friday, July 8th 2011

Nice site! I have learn a lot using “the” and where it is use..thanks

Tuesday, July 12th 2011

Very nice and very useful! I love your lessons! But I didn´t understand in the quiz, why I need use the with Philippines… It is a country, isn´t?

Tuesday, July 19th 2011

    Sorry! I´ve seen the video again and I understood: Philippines is plural country!!! Thank you for your teaching!

    Tuesday, July 19th 2011

Thank you so much!! It’s very useful! You helped me a lot!!

Friday, July 22nd 2011

Good website very useful thanks a lot………

Friday, July 22nd 2011

great, I got the reason why the areticle in English is difficult to remember. Good teacher:)

Robecca, could you please tell me how to use need, what is difrence from this peng need to fix, and this pen neend to be fixed? Thank you Donna

Saturday, July 23rd 2011

Thanks a lot Rebecca so great teacher you are. I got 9 out of 10. But just confuse in one answer is it Philippines or
Philippines.[it is a country]
Why use the Philippines.

Wednesday, July 27th 2011

Thank you Rebecca, from Russia with love

Saturday, July 30th 2011

thank you

Sunday, August 7th 2011

thanx mam i like your way of teaching….can you tell me about IELTS writing task 1 (graph)

Wednesday, August 10th 2011

Hi! Rebecca..
I’m still diffiult to understand.
But, like you said. “practice and practice.”
Thank You.

Thursday, August 11th 2011

Dear Rebecca!

Thanks a lot for your compact and very understandable lessons. I like the way you communicate. I like the way you look like, I like the way you talk to us. It is very important that you make me wish to continue and to listen you more and more and to follow forward with you. Thank you teacher.

Saturday, August 13th 2011

i got 8 out of 10

Thursday, August 18th 2011

Hey Rebecca!

Thanks for your lesson!

I think my country is an exception because English people speak always about ‘The Netherlands’ even though they not mean our whole Kingdom but only the part in Europe!?
And when you will speak the whole name of my country you see ‘The’ twice:
THE Kingdom of THE Netherlands.
But you don’t say: The Kingdom of THE Sweden or The Kingdom of THE Great Britain and THE Northern Ireland it is just THE Kingdom of Sweden and THE Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Why it is? (We are special: JEAH!!!! :P )

Bye! Rick

Tuesday, August 23rd 2011

can we use the before the capitals of countries. 1)the delhi is the capital of india
2)delhi is the capital of india.
which one is right?

Wednesday, August 24th 2011

Hi, Rebecca, the best teacher.
I live in salt( salt is name for city in Balqa( Balqa ia name for province in Jordan( the Hashimate kingdom Jordanian). that correct isn’t it?

Thursday, August 25th 2011

hay :) thank you for this topic …it’s too helpful…

Friday, August 26th 2011

Thanks from Latvia!

Wednesday, August 31st 2011

Gongratulations Rebecca

Thursday, September 1st 2011

very thank u

Thursday, September 1st 2011

wow so nice.the easy way to learn and seeking english thanx 4 all

Sunday, September 4th 2011

It was very educational, thanks a lot. Greetings from little Belgium.

Tuesday, September 6th 2011

thank you

Friday, September 9th 2011

thank you verry much for your lesson

Monday, September 12th 2011

thanks a lot! good lesson

Monday, September 12th 2011

thank you, it is good

Saturday, September 17th 2011

I love your smile it makes me feel I’m good in English =D, thank you a lot for your knowledge.

Also I would like to tell you, the small quises are help me a lot, thanks again.

Sunday, September 18th 2011

ssssssssssss thank you very much

Monday, October 3rd 2011

thank you very much.

Wednesday, October 5th 2011

Thanyou very much for wonderful explanation.

Wednesday, October 5th 2011

thank you very much rebecaa .Really I love you so much

Monday, October 17th 2011

you are a great teacher.you can easely read the students mind..you are the Dr.Rebacca.

Friday, October 21st 2011

thank you alot

Sunday, October 23rd 2011

Wow, this is good. Thanks so much.

Friday, November 11th 2011

This lesson can be useful not only for beginners. The topic of articles always drives me crazy. Thank you for your help Rebecca

Friday, November 11th 2011

hi mam, i got your many lessons but i am unable to understand either you are using american accent or uk’s? plz help me about this because i want to seek uk accent.thanks. tariq from pakistan

Wednesday, November 30th 2011

    Rebecca has a North American accent. We may have teachers with an English accent on engVid in the future.

    Wednesday, November 30th 2011

thank you

Thursday, December 15th 2011

thank you!

Friday, December 23rd 2011

i had some confusions to use “the”. now i think somewhat cleared .
thanks rabecca…

Monday, January 2nd 2012

hello. I don’t understand one thing. You didn’t spoke about objects, people, etc.

When do we use “The”?

The leader/The manager/The dog/The laptop/The windows/The air/The substance/The sex/The duty/The moral/The life…etc

This word, and all the others, when do we use “The” or when do we not use “The” ??? Can explain this?

Wednesday, January 4th 2012

Do we have to use ”the” article before Netherlands?

Monday, January 9th 2012

thank you!

Tuesday, January 10th 2012

many thanks for your Quiz…. but i need more heheheh

Wednesday, January 11th 2012

i like this lessons and I want to thank you about it

Saturday, January 14th 2012


while teaching you often use would so please tell me about the use of would other than conditional and imaginary statents

Saturday, January 21st 2012

Thank You Very Much :))

Wednesday, January 25th 2012

Well, this lesson kinda Hard. I’m confused…

Saturday, January 28th 2012

thankkkkkkkkk youuuuuuuuuuu REBECCA BELLA

Monday, February 13th 2012

I think you are good, kind teacher and I love your lessons. Thanks a lot!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, February 18th 2012

Thank you teacher.

Monday, February 20th 2012

Thank you very much for the lessons I want be very clear it help with one lesson and I will keep going to learn more I am not American or Britain but I know a lot and my English is great but I have to learn more and I will open the website of I can thank you very much again

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012

hi ! rebecca
im still confuse,
how to differentiate, to use “the” in
mountain, and plural mountain ranges ?

Sunday, February 26th 2012

Thanks a lot Rebecca.

Sunday, February 26th 2012

merci bcp

Wednesday, February 29th 2012

thanks madam
it was very good and helpfull lecture
thnaks again madam

Monday, March 12th 2012

thanks mam
I enjoy ur class
Thank you evermuch

Sunday, March 18th 2012

thanks very much, it is very helpful even though I should remember more.

Monday, March 19th 2012


Wednesday, April 4th 2012

I like it so much thank >>>

Thursday, April 5th 2012

Hi Rebbeca How are you,and yourway of teaching style is super it’s very usful for me thank a lot take care

Tuesday, April 17th 2012

dear teacher repecca
your lesson is fantastic

Monday, April 23rd 2012

you have skills of teaching

Monday, April 23rd 2012

Thank you

Monday, April 23rd 2012

I wanted to know if I am using “the” correcting? Please look below and let me know please Thank you!

In a sentences, Can say like
“edit the year of something OR edit the title of something”

Wednesday, April 25th 2012

what does the phrase ‘pl.countries’ mean?

Friday, April 27th 2012

    Plural countries:
    The United States
    The Netherlands
    The Philippines
    The United Kingdom
    …and so on

    Saturday, April 23rd 2016

      thank you for your knowledge McCree

      Wednesday, October 12th 2016

Thanks Rebecca mam

Thursday, May 3rd 2012

She.s a
great teacher!Thanks

Tuesday, May 15th 2012

l realy like when my teacher rebecca explains the lessons,thankful mye teacher rebecca.

Thursday, May 17th 2012

very helpful.it was a big problem for me ,now i can recognize what are the differences between them and how should i use? thanks

Monday, May 21st 2012

Hi Teacher ,

Thank you for this lesson , i think this lesson is very important for speaking and writing

Friday, May 25th 2012

Thanks for your wonderful lessons. Could you please answer my question? Why don’t we use “the” with the word “Siberia” though it is a large area?

Monday, June 4th 2012

wow! that was aa wonderful lesson and quiz. Thanks!

Tuesday, June 5th 2012

pl. countries mean plural countries like USA and UK!

Tuesday, June 5th 2012

dear @nicegal, i think your sentence is correct.

Tuesday, June 5th 2012

thanks from mongolia

Wednesday, July 11th 2012

Can we say the Australia or only Australia like Asia in continents category. Can u clear my doubt??

Thursday, August 9th 2012

thanks ,more useful to me,thanks mom.

Friday, August 24th 2012

I wonder if Rebecca is part Indian or not? Love your teaching.

Saturday, September 1st 2012

I am a student ho eager to learn native languages every day in my life.Your work is genuine and perfect.Thanks a lot.

Thursday, September 20th 2012

Why Central Park goes without THE?

Thursday, October 4th 2012

thanks Rebecca , i get 10/10

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012

Thank you for everything Rebecca

Saturday, November 3rd 2012

thank you.

Saturday, November 10th 2012

thanks a lot.

Wednesday, November 21st 2012

thank you a lot teacher Rebecca

Sunday, November 25th 2012

thancs you my teather…

Sunday, December 9th 2012

cool lesson, thank you..
koki from srilanka.

Tuesday, December 18th 2012

respect the girls or respect girls which is crrct?

Monday, December 24th 2012

thank you a lot teacher

Wednesday, February 13th 2013

thank you.. this really helps!!

Friday, March 1st 2013

i got 9 :)
thank you so much rebecca
i’ll try again to get 10 :)

Friday, March 8th 2013

Very good article. Thanks Rebeca.

Monday, March 25th 2013

thanx so much

Saturday, May 18th 2013

One interesting case is “The Republic of The Congo”.
“The” before “Republic” is the same case as with states.
But why there is “The” in front of “Congo”?
What I think, this is because “Congo” means “Hunters” in congo. So, it looks like “The Republic of The Hunters” and in this way it’s same case as “The Republic of The Philippines”.
Am I right?

Wednesday, July 31st 2013

It’s really nice ..!

Wednesday, August 21st 2013

Thank you, why we use “the” with
the Sheraton Hotel?

Monday, September 9th 2013

I learn english.

Monday, September 16th 2013

i learn english but it is very difficult.

Monday, September 16th 2013

Thank you, but 1’ve a question.
In quiz 9, why was used ‘the’ with Philippines as ‘the Philippines’?

We can’t used ‘the’ with countries as mentioned in your video lesson.
Please help me.

Sunday, October 6th 2013

Very useful lesson. If I ever have learned this rules, I forgot them long time ago…All ! :-)Thank you for the lesson, Mrs. Rebecca.

Thursday, October 24th 2013

Muchas gracias por la lección que es muy útil.

Saturday, November 16th 2013

Thank you

Saturday, November 16th 2013

great lesson, thanks a lot Mrs. Rebecca

Sunday, December 1st 2013

thank you

Monday, December 2nd 2013

Hello Ma’am Rebecca I like the way you teach. your a great teacher than my prof and my high school teacher. Anyway regarding to question number 9. I didn’t use ” the ” ‘coz Philippines is a country. But the correct answer is Melanie is from the Philippines. I’m from Philippines too:) it is called ” Pilipinas” in our language.
I want to know why I have to use “the”. Thank You and God Bless

Wednesday, January 8th 2014

    I think the answer is correct as Rebbeca said for plural countries ‘the’ must be used and as far as I know there are many islands in Philippines that s why its name plural

    Sunday, March 2nd 2014

Thank you,teacher. ^”^

Wednesday, January 8th 2014

Hi Rebecca,
thanks for your lessen. It was interesting and informative
take care

Sunday, March 23rd 2014

choose the correct article
1)(the/a) bird in the hand is worth two in the bush
2)our team cannot win (the/none) matches
3)i take (an/the) egg for breakfast
4)we cut with (a/the) knife

Monday, March 31st 2014

why shouldn’t we use ‘the’ before rivers but before lakes. Pls answer.

Wednesday, April 23rd 2014

Thaaaaank you
your smils is nice

Monday, April 28th 2014

thanks a lot.

Wednesday, May 14th 2014

Thank you Teacher ;)

Thursday, July 10th 2014

Ms. Rebecca lessons was very helpful.

Sunday, August 24th 2014

Ms. Rebecca lessons was very helpful.
I learned a lot.

Sunday, August 24th 2014

It’s very hopeful,thank you a lot :)

Wednesday, November 5th 2014

Hello miss Rabacca i hv no words to praise ur way of teaching thanks a lot

Friday, December 5th 2014

Thanks lot, any differences between lakes and rivers?

Wednesday, January 7th 2015

Thanks Rebecca!

Thursday, January 22nd 2015

Thank you a lot.

Thursday, January 29th 2015

Dear Rebecca,
Your whiteboard is very clear. It points very well when to use “the” in connection with places. Thanks you.
Best regards.

Wednesday, March 11th 2015

Thank you!

Sunday, March 15th 2015

Rebecca, what about India? India has states too, like the USA? Should I say: either India or the India?

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015

Thank you so much

Friday, December 18th 2015

Thank you very much! This information is very useful for me!

Saturday, February 27th 2016

thenks rebeeca for all lessons but I think you for gat the in kingdom
correct is the kingdom of saudi arabia ?

Saturday, February 27th 2016

Thank you for your lesson.

Friday, April 8th 2016

Thanks you so much.

Sunday, April 24th 2016

maam, it is the ganga the holy river in india.

Friday, May 6th 2016

good…..Thanks you….Rebecca…^&^

Wednesday, May 18th 2016

thank you teacher

Saturday, June 11th 2016

Hi teacher
Thank you very much.

Thursday, September 1st 2016

Thank you Rebecca

Friday, August 18th 2017

Hi! I loved your lesson! But I have a doubt: don´t I have to say ” THE Himalaya” ? Thank you.

Saturday, August 19th 2017

I got 6/10! Thanks for the lesson!

Saturday, October 28th 2017

Thanks Rebecca very much.

Tuesday, April 24th 2018

You got 6 correct out of 10.

thank you..

Monday, April 30th 2018


Wednesday, January 2nd 2019

Wow 10 to 10 I’m so happy,and I’m really enjoying this🥳

Sunday, March 3rd 2019

Thanks Rebecca! I was trying to guess when I should use ‘the’ for places name and this class was very helpful!

Friday, March 15th 2019

so useful.thanks

Wednesday, September 25th 2019

Thanks a lot mam! Such a great lesson ma

Saturday, January 4th 2020

Thanks a lot mam! Such a great lesson mam.

Saturday, January 4th 2020

Thank you Rebecca madam.

Sunday, April 5th 2020

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