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

Articles Exercises (A, An, The) & Worksheet – Practice Online

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



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



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.


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



–, –, 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, –

 dinner, I usually wash

dishes. My wife hates doing it. I waste a lot of

water when I do it. That’s bad for

environment, I think.


–, the, –, the

We live near

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


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

Related Articles:

- Articles exercises and worksheet copyright Matthew Barton of

Was this helpful? Donate to our web hosting bill to show your support!

52 Comments on this News Lesson

  1. rakshita shukla
    (Posted July 19, 2013 at 14:36 | Permalink | 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 at 20:52 | Permalink | 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 at 01:10 | Permalink | Reply)

        I agree with you Mr Arun

      • shani
        (Posted September 18, 2014 at 05:06 | Permalink | Reply)

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

    • shani
      (Posted September 18, 2014 at 05:04 | Permalink | Reply)

      yes!!!!!!!! completely agree……

  2. John(Jungseok) Kim
    (Posted July 25, 2013 at 16:21 | Permalink | Reply)

    It’s funny and good. Thank you!

  3. Silvia Rodriguez
    (Posted July 25, 2013 at 16:35 | Permalink | 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 at 01:51 | Permalink | Reply)

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

  5. Apilada A Thai Friend
    (Posted July 31, 2013 at 04:46 | Permalink | 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 at 10:18 | Permalink | Reply)

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

  7. bartika maitra
    (Posted August 31, 2013 at 03:16 | Permalink | Reply)

    very good

  8. prem
    (Posted August 31, 2013 at 04:40 | Permalink | Reply)

    Good work sheeet

  9. Nelson
    (Posted September 2, 2013 at 15:42 | Permalink | 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 at 10:33 | Permalink | Reply)

      Not nice work sheet

    (Posted September 9, 2013 at 09:44 | Permalink | Reply)

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

  11. calvin
    (Posted September 23, 2013 at 22:08 | Permalink | Reply)

    it is very good it helps us to learn

  12. sangkeerthanaa
    (Posted September 30, 2013 at 06:46 | Permalink | Reply)

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

  13. Anonymous
    (Posted October 24, 2013 at 10:44 | Permalink | Reply)

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

  14. Monika
    (Posted November 7, 2013 at 04:53 | Permalink | 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 at 00:39 | Permalink | Reply)

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

  16. Bilas Laulotus
    (Posted November 21, 2013 at 02:09 | Permalink | Reply)

    I think its very useful indeed and very helpful too!

  17. Sarah
    (Posted November 26, 2013 at 05:50 | Permalink | 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 at 05:12 | Permalink | Reply)


  18. vennila
    (Posted November 30, 2013 at 04:13 | Permalink | Reply)

    its really nice

  19. kabir
    (Posted December 1, 2013 at 07:20 | Permalink | Reply)

    very difficult

    • ggg
      (Posted March 27, 2014 at 08:43 | Permalink | 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 at 05:13 | Permalink | Reply)

      not really……….

  20. Shikha
    (Posted December 7, 2013 at 12:16 | Permalink | Reply)

    I need more blanks

  21. manoj
    (Posted January 9, 2014 at 06:14 | Permalink | Reply)

    very funny

    (Posted January 10, 2014 at 08:48 | Permalink | Reply)


  23. Cynthia Romo
    (Posted January 30, 2014 at 18:04 | Permalink | Reply)

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

  24. mona
    (Posted February 5, 2014 at 15:21 | Permalink | Reply)

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

    • Sakina Shakir
      (Posted February 6, 2014 at 09:40 | Permalink | Reply)

      Mine same 

    • shani
      (Posted September 18, 2014 at 05:14 | Permalink | Reply)

      same here!!!….

  25. anita john
    (Posted February 6, 2014 at 04:15 | Permalink | Reply)

    this topic is much better

  26. samvit
    (Posted February 19, 2014 at 06:37 | Permalink | Reply)

    It`s a good sight

  27. yashas
    (Posted February 19, 2014 at 06:39 | Permalink | Reply)

    GOOD ! Comment Samvit

  28. Rakesh sahni
    (Posted March 10, 2014 at 07:00 | Permalink | Reply)

    this topic is best for knowledge.

  29. Tharrinee Snidvongs
    (Posted March 31, 2014 at 07:55 | Permalink | 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 at 12:01 | Permalink | Reply)

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

  31. Hassan Shahid
    (Posted May 18, 2014 at 23:38 | Permalink | 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 at 21:58 | Permalink | Reply)


  33. Bartolloesz
    (Posted July 4, 2014 at 05:57 | Permalink | Reply)

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

    (Posted July 29, 2014 at 06:40 | Permalink | Reply)


  35. samarth
    (Posted August 7, 2014 at 10:23 | Permalink | Reply)

    its really very helpful

  36. Sandhya
    (Posted September 3, 2014 at 07:00 | Permalink | Reply)

    Nice, but should need explanation for the answers

    • shani
      (Posted September 18, 2014 at 05:01 | Permalink | Reply)

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

    • shani
      (Posted September 18, 2014 at 05:03 | Permalink | Reply)

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

  37. shani
    (Posted September 18, 2014 at 04:58 | Permalink | Reply)

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

  38. arushi
    (Posted September 18, 2014 at 05:10 | Permalink | 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 at 22:49 | Permalink | Reply)

    very helpful worksheet….keeep posting more

  40. Riya
    (Posted September 27, 2014 at 11:45 | Permalink | Reply)

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

What do you think about the topic? Share your opinion!