• This or That? Video and Exercise

    The words ‘this’ and ‘that’ are often confusing for people learning English, because they seem very similar. Both are demonstratives, but there are important distinctions between them. Learning when to use the correct one will make your English much easier to understand.

    Watch the video below to learn more about the differences between ‘this’ and ‘that,’ then try the exercises below.

    Choose the correct word in the dialogue below.

    1. Bill: “Hello Jim, have you seen (this/that)?

    2. Jim: “What is (this/that) in your hand?

    3. Bill: “(This/that) is a pequi fruit.”

    4. Jim: “Where did you get (this/that)?

    5. Bill: “(This/that) fruit comes from Brazil.”

    Choose the correct word in the sentences below.

    1. My daughter was born in 2011. (This/that) was a great year.

    2. I hurt my knee in February, and fell off my bike in April. (This/that) hasn’t been a good year.

    3. (This/That) month, I will start running again.

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