Silver (The articles)


Grammar — Intermediate Level
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Complete each sentence choosing the correct option

  1. Silver is   chemical element with   symbol Ag.

  2.   metal is found in the Earth's crust in the pure, free elemental form , as   alloy with gold and other metals.

  3. As one of   seven metals of antiquity, silver has had   enduring role in most human cultures.

  4. Silver has   brilliant white metallic luster that can take   high polish.

  5. The metal is found in   Earth's crust in   pure, free elemental form .


Practice your writing skills by discussing the questions below

  1. Which do you like better, gold or silver? Why?

  2. What makes silver a precious metal?

  3. Do you have some silver coins? jewelry?


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      • a metal made by combining two or more metallic elements, especially to give greater strength or resistance to corrosion
      • the ancient past, especially the period of classical and other human civilizations before the Middle Ages
      • bright, radiant
      • the outermost layer of rock of which a planet consists, especially the part of the earth above the mantle
      • the beliefs, customs, arts, etc., of a particular society, group, place, or time
      • part, aspect
      • (endured) to continue to exist in the same state or condition
      • a solid material that is typically hard, shiny, malleable, fusible, and ductile, with good electrical and thermal conductivity
      • not mixed or adulterated with any other substance or material
      • representation, emblem


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