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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130 comments on “Articles Exercises (A, An, The) & Worksheet (ESL/EFL)

  1. rakshita shukla (Posted on 7-19-2013 at 14:36) 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 ……….

    1. Arun (Posted on 1-18-2014 at 20:52) Reply

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

      1. Raja (Posted on 2-8-2014 at 01:10) Reply

        I agree with you Mr Arun

      2. shani (Posted on 9-18-2014 at 05:06) Reply

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

      3. agree. (Posted on 2-1-2016 at 00:02) Reply

        No answer given just after the question help analyz the understanding easily, I like the way questions are presented. Thanks.

      4. geetha (Posted on 3-30-2016 at 00:59) Reply

        i agree with mr arun one should have self control to not watch answers :P

    2. shani (Posted on 9-18-2014 at 05:04) Reply

      yes!!!!!!!! completely agree……

    3. mansi (Posted on 8-9-2015 at 06:02) 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.

    4. akshad (Posted on 12-12-2015 at 09:21) Reply

      it is awesome!

    5. Anonymous (Posted on 1-31-2016 at 03:55) Reply

      you are wright

    6. Tanisha (Posted on 3-18-2016 at 08:34) Reply

      yes completelyh agree with this and its very knowledgeable thing

      1. navkirat (Posted on 3-18-2016 at 08:38) Reply

        yes I am ompeletly agree

    7. john (Posted on 5-15-2016 at 04:34) Reply

      very good exercise I like it.

  2. John(Jungseok) Kim (Posted on 7-25-2013 at 16:21) Reply

    It’s funny and good. Thank you!

  3. Silvia Rodriguez (Posted on 7-25-2013 at 16:35) 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 on 7-31-2013 at 01:51) Reply

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

  5. Apilada A Thai Friend (Posted on 7-31-2013 at 04:46) 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 on 8-30-2013 at 10:18) Reply

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

  7. bartika maitra (Posted on 8-31-2013 at 03:16) Reply

    very good

  8. prem (Posted on 8-31-2013 at 04:40) Reply

    Good work sheeet

  9. Nelson (Posted on 9-2-2013 at 15:42) 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!

    1. Anonymous (Posted on 10-7-2013 at 10:33) Reply

      Not nice work sheet

      1. Theertha (Posted on 10-29-2015 at 04:52) Reply

        You are so wrong. Its so good.

      2. zainab (Posted on 11-7-2015 at 11:55) Reply

        what is the reason ofnot liking it

  10. SANJUKTA CHANDA (Posted on 9-9-2013 at 09:44) Reply

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

  11. calvin (Posted on 9-23-2013 at 22:08) Reply

    it is very good it helps us to learn

  12. sangkeerthanaa (Posted on 9-30-2013 at 06:46) Reply

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

  13. Anonymous (Posted on 10-24-2013 at 10:44) Reply

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

  14. Monika (Posted on 11-7-2013 at 04:53) 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 on 11-20-2013 at 00:39) Reply

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

  16. Bilas Laulotus (Posted on 11-21-2013 at 02:09) Reply

    I think its very useful indeed and very helpful too!

    1. FAITMA (Posted on 2-15-2016 at 08:30) Reply

      GOOD EFFORT . . . .

  17. Sarah (Posted on 11-26-2013 at 05:50) Reply

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

    1. arushi (Posted on 9-18-2014 at 05:12) Reply


  18. vennila (Posted on 11-30-2013 at 04:13) Reply

    its really nice

  19. kabir (Posted on 12-1-2013 at 07:20) Reply

    very difficult

    1. ggg (Posted on 3-27-2014 at 08:43) Reply

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



    2. arushi (Posted on 9-18-2014 at 05:13) Reply

      not really……….

  20. Shikha (Posted on 12-7-2013 at 12:16) Reply

    I need more blanks

  21. manoj (Posted on 1-9-2014 at 06:14) Reply

    very funny

  22. VINAY PAUL (Posted on 1-10-2014 at 08:48) Reply


  23. Cynthia Romo (Posted on 1-30-2014 at 18:04) Reply

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

  24. mona (Posted on 2-5-2014 at 15:21) Reply

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

    1. Sakina Shakir (Posted on 2-6-2014 at 09:40) Reply

      Mine same 

    2. shani (Posted on 9-18-2014 at 05:14) Reply

      same here!!!….

  25. anita john (Posted on 2-6-2014 at 04:15) Reply

    this topic is much better

  26. samvit (Posted on 2-19-2014 at 06:37) Reply

    It`s a good sight

  27. yashas (Posted on 2-19-2014 at 06:39) Reply

    GOOD ! Comment Samvit

  28. Rakesh sahni (Posted on 3-10-2014 at 07:00) Reply

    this topic is best for knowledge.

  29. Tharrinee Snidvongs (Posted on 3-31-2014 at 07:55) 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 on 5-18-2014 at 12:01) Reply

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

  31. Hassan Shahid (Posted on 5-18-2014 at 23:38) 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 on 6-25-2014 at 21:58) Reply


  33. Bartolloesz (Posted on 7-4-2014 at 05:57) Reply

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

  34. EXCELLENT JOB! (Posted on 7-29-2014 at 06:40) Reply


  35. samarth (Posted on 8-7-2014 at 10:23) Reply

    its really very helpful

  36. Sandhya (Posted on 9-3-2014 at 07:00) Reply

    Nice, but should need explanation for the answers

    1. shani (Posted on 9-18-2014 at 05:01) Reply

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

    2. shani (Posted on 9-18-2014 at 05:03) Reply

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

  37. shani (Posted on 9-18-2014 at 04:58) Reply

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

  38. arushi (Posted on 9-18-2014 at 05:10) 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 on 9-19-2014 at 22:49) Reply

    very helpful worksheet….keeep posting more

  40. Riya (Posted on 9-27-2014 at 11:45) Reply

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

  41. khawaja mehal ka bakra (Posted on 10-15-2014 at 08:53) Reply

    very very nice for doing practice of articles

  42. Anonymous (Posted on 10-15-2014 at 08:54) Reply

    yes it is

  43. ava (Posted on 10-16-2014 at 11:01) Reply

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

  44. Anonymous (Posted on 11-6-2014 at 15:38) Reply

    Is very easy

  45. Arsiya (Posted on 11-9-2014 at 05:49) Reply

    Good For Practice!!!

  46. shrainee (Posted on 11-10-2014 at 08:57) Reply

    nice exercise i like it

  47. fernando (Posted on 11-11-2014 at 09:32) Reply

    the exercises are very helpful. tnx…

  48. Mammad (Posted on 11-13-2014 at 21:28) Reply

    Stop complaining! It was good and i enjoyed.

  49. ploy (Posted on 12-2-2014 at 11:56) Reply

    thank you for exercise it can help me learn

  50. archita jain (Posted on 1-26-2015 at 09:56) Reply

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

  51. shreya rao (Posted on 3-15-2015 at 04:39) 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.

  52. Henry (Posted on 3-25-2015 at 07:12) 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!

    1. Chip Wallace (Posted on 3-25-2015 at 12:35) 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.

  53. mb Post author (Posted on 4-19-2015 at 11:54) Reply

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

  54. mouli (Posted on 4-27-2015 at 09:09) Reply

    Its very good but explanation should be given at the end

  55. vidhi (Posted on 4-30-2015 at 08:29) Reply

    best way to improve grammar….
    thanks a lot

  56. Anonymous (Posted on 4-30-2015 at 10:28) Reply

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

  57. Hridyanshu (Posted on 6-19-2015 at 11:14) Reply

    articles are easy to learn

  58. Hridyanshu (Posted on 6-19-2015 at 11:20) Reply

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

  59. Anonymous (Posted on 6-24-2015 at 10:32) Reply

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

  60. Sruthi (Posted on 6-29-2015 at 07:07) 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

  61. Billy Blacking (Posted on 7-4-2015 at 10:05) Reply

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

  62. tanvi (Posted on 7-12-2015 at 11:15) Reply

    Its the best site of grammar but there should more excercise in this type
    Everbody will like the site..

  63. siddharth (Posted on 7-19-2015 at 00:32) Reply

    really helpful for kids! they wiil be smarter

  64. Arya (Posted on 8-18-2015 at 01:41) Reply

    Very good but there should be more exercises

  65. Aabhas (Posted on 9-2-2015 at 08:17) Reply

    Nice worksheets to practise nice website

  66. sarthak (Posted on 9-10-2015 at 10:12) Reply

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

  67. faaear (Posted on 9-10-2015 at 10:12) Reply

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

  68. Kushad (Posted on 9-12-2015 at 01:01) Reply

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

  69. sanaam khan (Posted on 9-22-2015 at 11:18) Reply

    please improve this page

  70. ritsy (Posted on 10-6-2015 at 05:22) Reply

    thanks it helped a lot

  71. ritsy (Posted on 10-6-2015 at 05:23) Reply

    59 out of 60 in exam thank uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

  72. hessa helal alfalahi (Posted on 10-24-2015 at 04:25) Reply

    I like this kind of quizzes

  73. Theertha (Posted on 10-29-2015 at 04:54) Reply

    This worksheet is really good. I enjoyed a lot. Improved me in articles.

  74. juhie vivek (Posted on 11-7-2015 at 11:14) Reply

    good exercise,..

    is there any exercise for punctuation

  75. RINZA LUCERO AIDE (Posted on 11-24-2015 at 18:51) Reply


  76. taru (Posted on 12-28-2015 at 23:59) Reply

    nice exercise by giving the answer student is able to know he is correct or not

  77. - - - - - (Posted on 1-15-2016 at 07:12) Reply

    This topic is very interesting. Excercises make students find correct way.

  78. Mr.Nobody (Posted on 1-17-2016 at 07:01) Reply

    This exercise helped me so much for my exam!!! :D

  79. Rosa trissolline (Posted on 3-5-2016 at 22:32) Reply

    This exercises help me a lot.

  80. lol (Posted on 3-8-2016 at 11:56) Reply

    a few answers are not there for the questions,

    1. king (Posted on 3-8-2016 at 11:56) Reply

      i agree

      1. mb Post author (Posted on 3-8-2016 at 14:42) Reply

        Which ones? Remember, if the answer is “–” that means no idiom is needed.

  81. nishnath@cse 1 cr (Posted on 3-29-2016 at 02:04) Reply

    a very good worksheet

    1. #nishnathfan (Posted on 3-29-2016 at 02:07) Reply

      nishnath u r awesome…excellent observation regarding the worksheet…now that you have certified that the worksheets are good..i’d definitely do it

  82. sona (Posted on 4-6-2016 at 09:01) Reply

    good ,but you should not give the answers.
    it should be better if you had given the option of see results
    it would help children to know whether how much is there capability

  83. AYAAN BO$$ (Posted on 4-20-2016 at 11:26) Reply


  84. Gurleen kaur (Posted on 4-25-2016 at 11:04) Reply

    I like the worksheet as this helped me a lot for my paper

  85. Inzaane (Posted on 5-30-2016 at 04:42) Reply

    Hello this was very insane man. I love it lol

  86. shiv (Posted on 6-26-2016 at 00:39) Reply

    i enjoy doing this worksheets.

  87. saina (Posted on 7-6-2016 at 09:25) Reply

    Nice exercise!!! Very helpful!!!

  88. shivansh (Posted on 7-18-2016 at 12:31) Reply

    exellent exercises but the problem is that anyone can cheat ….

    1. shivansh (Posted on 7-18-2016 at 12:32) Reply

      and is very helpful too …………

  89. AYAN BO$$ (Posted on 7-18-2016 at 12:34) Reply


  90. lakshita (Posted on 7-19-2016 at 06:26) Reply

    nice exercises it hels me in my ut i always use this side for my revision

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  92. pranshu sharma (Posted on 8-1-2016 at 12:13) Reply

    very vvvv…………………………awesome worksheet
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  93. Mr Question (Posted on 8-4-2016 at 04:27) Reply

    thats awesome exercis thank u every much

  94. k (Posted on 8-4-2016 at 08:56) Reply

    Its really good

  95. k (Posted on 8-4-2016 at 08:57) Reply

    Its really good,awesome:)

    1. The king (Posted on 8-4-2016 at 08:58) Reply

      some answers are not there!!!

      1. mb Post author (Posted on 8-4-2016 at 15:20) Reply

        If it says “–“, it means that no article is needed.

  96. Dg (Posted on 8-14-2016 at 04:40) Reply

    Loved the website

  97. Evren (Posted on 8-20-2016 at 08:58) Reply

    I love the article exercise as they are sometimes confusing and the answers are given.They are very useful while studying for them.
    I would like to thank you for your website too.

  98. Athena Catholica Rodriguez (Posted on 8-26-2016 at 10:04) Reply

    Nice worksheets.

  99. vaneesha agrawal (Posted on 9-27-2016 at 07:02) Reply

    nice exercise for children

  100. Anonymous (Posted on 9-28-2016 at 07:55) Reply

    nice exercise for children

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