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Articles Exercises (A, An, The) & Worksheet (ESL/EFL)

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ESL Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Articles Worksheet Download: Articles-Worksheet-Englishcurrent.doc (with answers)

Instructions: Put the correct article (a, an, the, or nothing) into the paragraphs below.

Articles: Exercises for Beginner Students

My mother is  English teacher. I am  student. When I get home from school, I watch  programs on TV. That’s best part of my day.  I watch are for children. I am  child, so I think they are funny.

1. an, a, –, the, The programs, –, a

I’m  little excited because it’s  Friday. There are  lot of good shows on TV today.  I usually watch is at 3:30. It’s about  animals. Also, I’m excited because my mother is making  rice for dinner.

a, –, a, The one, –, —

Later, after eating dinner and doing my homework, I go to my room and read book for 30 minutes. Then I turn off   light and go to  bed.

a, the, —

Articles: Exercises for Intermediate Students

Moving to  United States was  most exciting thing I have ever done. I moved last year to  New York. New York is  exciting city, full of  adventure. In fact, I met famous actor on  bus yesterday!

the, the, –, an, –, a, the(“a” is possible but “the” is more common)

Today, I have  job interview at  financial company.  has  offices all over  world. I’m not sure that I have  skills to get hired. I hope so. ‘s office is on  Main Street. That’s  same street my friend works on.

a, a, The company, –, the, the, The company, –, the

If I get hired, I could meet him after  work for drinks. That would be great. He’s from Scotland. He works 8 hours  day, 5 days  week.

–, –, a, a

I have two brothers. One, Greg, is still in  college, and  other, Mike, has already graduated. Mike is kind of guy that is very serious. I don’t remember  last time I saw him. It may have been in  August. He was wearing  red sweater. It matched his  red hair.

the, –, a, —
After  dinner, I usually wash  dishes. My wife hates doing it. I waste a lot of  water when I do it. That’s bad forenvironment, I think.
–, the, –, the
We live near  sea.  houses in this area are expensive.
the, Most

Articles: Exercises for Advanced Students

I have  uncle who lives in  home for  elderly. He is  honest man. He used to be  FBI agent. He once saved  one-year-old boy from  fire. He has many interesting stories.
an, a, the, an, an, a, a

He told me that he once met  alien from  space. This alien didn’t need  oxygen to live; it didn’t have nose. That’s  hard story to believe. I’m not sure he was telling me  truth. Maybe he isn’t so honest, after all.

an, –, –, a, a, the

can make life unpleasant. In  day, I work at office.  people I work with are busy, and  work we do isn’t easy.

11: Stress, –, the, an, the, the

When I drive to  work, usually  highways are really busy. If there’s  accident during  rush hour, it can be  chaos on the roads.

–, the, an, –, —

I don’t watch  TV. I get  information and  news, etc., from  Internet. I don’t often go to  cinema, either. I’m interested in  finance. I heard  Euro is losing value, compared to US dollar.

–, –, –, the, the, –, the, the

I like Japan. is quite low there. When I fly to Japan, I usually fly to  Narita Airport. The last time I was in Japan, I climbed Mount Fuji. It was fun. I am tall. are generally shorter than I am.

Crime, –, –, The Japanese

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95 Comments on this page

  1. rakshita shukla (Posted July 19, 2013 | Reply)

    nice exercise but u should not give answrs … U should give an option at the last when the paper is finished then there should be an option for correction ……….

    • Arun (Posted January 18, 2014 | Reply)

      answers are given for self learners, also u must have self control so as not to c the answers

      • Raja (Posted February 8, 2014 | Reply)

        I agree with you Mr Arun

      • shani (Posted September 18, 2014 | Reply)

        yes! you’re right but its better if they give results at the last instead of the answers………

    • shani (Posted September 18, 2014 | Reply)

      yes!!!!!!!! completely agree……

    • mansi (Posted August 9, 2015 | Reply)

      yes, you are right but without giving the answer option students can”t be confident to check their answers that their answers are right or not.

  2. John(Jungseok) Kim (Posted July 25, 2013 | Reply)

    It’s funny and good. Thank you!

  3. Silvia Rodriguez (Posted July 25, 2013 | Reply)

    Articles exercises are very good for improve my English,and computer lab is excellent for us.
    Thank you Iris!!
    I really enjoy your class!!

  4. Nasim (Posted July 31, 2013 | Reply)

    thanks a lot.
    it is very helpful.
    I need more practice.

  5. Apilada A Thai Friend (Posted July 31, 2013 | Reply)

    Your exercises are very helpful in a way of giving more understading of its correct usage. I enjoy doing it can help for those not only the young ones but also for the elderly like me. Who wants to exercise ones brain whether I still know how to give the correct answers. For youngsters more practise makes perfect. You are all very generous of taking much work and pain in order to give knowledge and know how to us and unto others. Good health and more power to you all

  6. Raja G (Posted August 30, 2013 | Reply)

    thank you very much…………
    it’s very good

  7. bartika maitra (Posted August 31, 2013 | Reply)

    very good

  8. prem (Posted August 31, 2013 | Reply)

    Good work sheeet

  9. Nelson (Posted September 2, 2013 | Reply)

    Very good Job! I have really enjoyed my self going through the beginner’s to advanced levels in English articles. You have touched important aspects of articles that usually confuse English learners like me! I have found your exercises very useful because in the two weeks I have been reading intensively to get the concept of articles. Thanks indeed!

    • Anonymous (Posted October 7, 2013 | Reply)

      Not nice work sheet

  10. SANJUKTA CHANDA (Posted September 9, 2013 | Reply)

    A very useful site however can improve by adding more colours…

  11. calvin (Posted September 23, 2013 | Reply)

    it is very good it helps us to learn

  12. sangkeerthanaa (Posted September 30, 2013 | Reply)

    It is very interesting and very useful.This site is very useful to english learners.thank u

  13. Anonymous (Posted October 24, 2013 | Reply)

    i agree withthe first one………… but nice worksheet

  14. Monika (Posted November 7, 2013 | Reply)

    it’s very helpful, but I think you should put an option button “check”
    to check the answers and try again if there is any mistakes
    then give the answers.

  15. s-quio (Posted November 20, 2013 | Reply)

    thank you very much! it’s very helpful….

  16. Bilas Laulotus (Posted November 21, 2013 | Reply)

    I think its very useful indeed and very helpful too!

  17. Sarah (Posted November 26, 2013 | Reply)

    I think if he add the situation when we use an/a will be better.Therefore,children will be more clear.

    • arushi (Posted September 18, 2014 | Reply)


  18. vennila (Posted November 30, 2013 | Reply)

    its really nice

  19. kabir (Posted December 1, 2013 | Reply)

    very difficult

    • ggg (Posted March 27, 2014 | Reply)

      this is a very helpful exercise bit you should not give answers but opinions at the end but still good exercise



    • arushi (Posted September 18, 2014 | Reply)

      not really……….

  20. Shikha (Posted December 7, 2013 | Reply)

    I need more blanks

  21. manoj (Posted January 9, 2014 | Reply)

    very funny

  22. VINAY PAUL (Posted January 10, 2014 | Reply)


  23. Cynthia Romo (Posted January 30, 2014 | Reply)

    Wow! I like it, it is interesting and I need more practice.

  24. mona (Posted February 5, 2014 | Reply)

    Its a good excercise. All the sentences are simple and easy to understand.

    • Sakina Shakir (Posted February 6, 2014 | Reply)

      Mine same 

    • shani (Posted September 18, 2014 | Reply)

      same here!!!….

  25. anita john (Posted February 6, 2014 | Reply)

    this topic is much better

  26. samvit (Posted February 19, 2014 | Reply)

    It`s a good sight

  27. yashas (Posted February 19, 2014 | Reply)

    GOOD ! Comment Samvit

  28. Rakesh sahni (Posted March 10, 2014 | Reply)

    this topic is best for knowledge.

  29. Tharrinee Snidvongs (Posted March 31, 2014 | Reply)

    Fun doing it.    They are quite easy for me. But 

    still i could have made a lot of mistakes .appreciate it though.


    Goid  to learn more and more each day.

    thx whoever …


  30. muniza durvesh (Posted May 18, 2014 | Reply)

    it was excellent ,it gave me an oppurtunity to improve myself thanks

  31. Hassan Shahid (Posted May 18, 2014 | Reply)

    this is torture for us school students…. itz another excuse for more work even though english is my first language. :(

  32. kheav sophy (Posted June 25, 2014 | Reply)


  33. Bartolloesz (Posted July 4, 2014 | Reply)

    It's a very nice exercise :) It is useful :) Thanks !

  34. EXCELLENT JOB! (Posted July 29, 2014 | Reply)


  35. samarth (Posted August 7, 2014 | Reply)

    its really very helpful

  36. Sandhya (Posted September 3, 2014 | Reply)

    Nice, but should need explanation for the answers

    • shani (Posted September 18, 2014 | Reply)

      yes!!!!!! its true but liked this worksheet…

    • shani (Posted September 18, 2014 | Reply)

      should have given marks at the last instead of the answers…………

  37. shani (Posted September 18, 2014 | Reply)

    amazing worksheet……….enjoyed and learnt a lot!!!!!!

  38. arushi (Posted September 18, 2014 | Reply)

    i liked this worksheet…earlier i had to face many problems in filling up these answers but now i’m improving through these exercises….thanks for this brilliant worksheet!!!!!!!!!!

  39. maggi (Posted September 19, 2014 | Reply)

    very helpful worksheet….keeep posting more

  40. Riya (Posted September 27, 2014 | Reply)

    I love them keep posting more.thanks for the worksheets……

  41. Anonymous (Posted October 13, 2014 | Reply)

    that’s very useful

    • Anonymous (Posted October 15, 2014 | Reply)

      yes it is

  42. khawaja mehal ka bakra (Posted October 15, 2014 | Reply)

    very very nice for doing practice of articles

  43. ava (Posted October 16, 2014 | Reply)

    its very helpful..I have made 2 mistakes. thanks……

  44. Anonymous (Posted November 6, 2014 | Reply)

    Is very easy

  45. Arsiya (Posted November 9, 2014 | Reply)

    Good For Practice!!!

  46. shrainee (Posted November 10, 2014 | Reply)

    nice exercise i like it

  47. fernando (Posted November 11, 2014 | Reply)

    the exercises are very helpful. tnx…

  48. Mammad (Posted November 13, 2014 | Reply)

    Stop complaining! It was good and i enjoyed.

  49. ploy (Posted December 2, 2014 | Reply)

    thank you for exercise it can help me learn

  50. vanya (Posted January 18, 2015 | Reply)


  51. archita jain (Posted January 26, 2015 | Reply)

    Its very simple if we take care of the rules very carefully .

  52. super water (Posted February 3, 2015 | Reply)

    it’s very simple, but is good. Thanks

  53. shreya rao (Posted March 15, 2015 | Reply)

    Tks a lot. Its really helpful. I really appreciate the effort to make different sections according to the level of different people. Waiting 4 more.

  54. Henry (Posted March 25, 2015 | Reply)

    I just can’t get it. Why we write “New York is an exciting city” not “New York is the exciting city”? please explain it to me, thank you!

    • Chip Wallace (Posted March 25, 2015 | Reply)

      Henry: There are many exciting cities in the world. When you write ‘NY is an exciting city’, it means it is one (an = one) exciting city among the many other exciting cities in the world. ‘NY is the exciting city’ uses the definite article ‘the’, which means that there is ONLY one exciting city, New York. If you want to use ‘the’, then you could say ‘New York is the home of the Statue of Liberty’. We use ‘the’ here because there is ONLY one city that has the statue of liberty. The city is New York.

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    • mb (Posted April 19, 2015 | Reply)

      I’m not sure I understand. Can you explain again?

  56. mouli (Posted April 27, 2015 | Reply)

    Its very good but explanation should be given at the end

  57. vidhi (Posted April 30, 2015 | Reply)

    best way to improve grammar….
    thanks a lot

  58. Anonymous (Posted April 30, 2015 | Reply)

    it ll be better if u provide explanation to every answer.

  59. GEANNE (Posted May 9, 2015 | Reply)


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  61. Hridyanshu (Posted June 19, 2015 | Reply)

    articles are easy to learn

  62. Hridyanshu (Posted June 19, 2015 | Reply)

    Mr. Arun is saying right it should not show answers it should tell how many are correct

  63. Anonymous (Posted June 24, 2015 | Reply)

    A really good exercise for the articles .. Love it <3

  64. Sruthi (Posted June 29, 2015 | Reply)

    I love it i got all correct its really cool it helps us in improving our article skills i really want to thank the person who made it i am in 4th this is for my exams skchec

  65. Billy Blacking (Posted July 4, 2015 | Reply)

    This topic is like mystery about grammar.We should practice this a lot

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    Everbody will like the site..

  67. siddharth (Posted July 19, 2015 | Reply)

    really helpful for kids! they wiil be smarter

  68. Arya (Posted August 18, 2015 | Reply)

    Very good but there should be more exercises

  69. Aabhas (Posted September 2, 2015 | Reply)

    Nice worksheets to practise nice website

  70. sarthak (Posted September 10, 2015 | Reply)

    its a good app for children to learn articles and for starting ones. happy learnning!!!!!!!!!!

  71. faaear (Posted September 10, 2015 | Reply)

    its a good app for children to learn articles and for starting ones. happy learnning!!!!!!!!!!

  72. Kushad (Posted September 12, 2015 | Reply)

    No answers in same/under the exercise page it should be on next page

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