24 English lessons using 'this'
The most basic way to use the word "this" is to talk about things that are close to you, which you are holding or pointing to:
What is this?
Another common use is to talk about the current time period:
I haven't seen you much this week.
You can also talk about a situation that is ongoing and happening now, or that you're currently discussing:
I can't stand this heat!
Come on, guys. I don't think this is a good idea.
"This" can also be used as an article (like "the" or "a") for telling stories about a specific thing:
This weird guy started asking us a bunch of questions.