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’sbest 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 washdishes. My wife hates doing it. I waste a lot ofwater 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 makelife unpleasant. In day, I work atoffice.  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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68 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……

  41. Anonymous
    (Posted October 13, 2014 at 21:18 | Permalink | Reply)

    that’s very useful

    • Anonymous
      (Posted October 15, 2014 at 08:54 | Permalink | Reply)

      yes it is

  42. khawaja mehal ka bakra
    (Posted October 15, 2014 at 08:53 | Permalink | Reply)

    very very nice for doing practice of articles

  43. ava
    (Posted October 16, 2014 at 11:01 | Permalink | Reply)

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

  44. Anonymous
    (Posted November 6, 2014 at 15:38 | Permalink | Reply)

    Is very easy

  45. Arsiya
    (Posted November 9, 2014 at 05:49 | Permalink | Reply)

    Good For Practice!!!

  46. shrainee
    (Posted November 10, 2014 at 08:57 | Permalink | Reply)

    nice exercise i like it

  47. fernando
    (Posted November 11, 2014 at 09:32 | Permalink | Reply)

    the exercises are very helpful. tnx…

  48. Mammad
    (Posted November 13, 2014 at 21:28 | Permalink | Reply)

    Stop complaining! It was good and i enjoyed.

  49. ploy
    (Posted December 2, 2014 at 11:56 | Permalink | Reply)

    thank you for exercise it can help me learn

  50. vanya
    (Posted January 18, 2015 at 06:35 | Permalink | Reply)


  51. archita jain
    (Posted January 26, 2015 at 09:56 | Permalink | Reply)

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

  52. super water
    (Posted February 3, 2015 at 02:15 | Permalink | Reply)

    it’s very simple, but is good. Thanks

  53. shreya rao
    (Posted March 15, 2015 at 04:39 | Permalink | 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 at 07:12 | Permalink | 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 at 12:35 | Permalink | 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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