Articles Exercises (A, An, The) – Beginner, Intermediate, & Advanced

Study English Articles (A, An, The) Online with These Exercises

ESL Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced (click to jump to questions)

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

Instructions: Put the correct article (a, an, the, or nothing) into the paragraphs below. If an article is not needed, then select the blank option.

Students, if you'd like to study the rules of English articles, then please read my explanation for beginner students.

study the definite and indefinite article in English

Articles: Exercises for Beginner Students

(Remember, if no article is needed, then select the blank option).

  1. 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.
  2. 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 today because my mother is making  rice for dinner.
  3. 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.


Articles: Exercises for Intermediate Students

  1. 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 saw  famous actor on  street yesterday!
  2. 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.
  3. 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.


Articles: More Exercises for Intermediate Students

  1. 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.
  2. After  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.
  3. We live near  sea.  houses in this area are expensive.


Articles: Exercises for Advanced Students

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3.  can make life unpleasant. In  day, I work at  office.  people I work with are busy, and  work we do isn't easy.



Articles: More Exercises for Advanced Students

  1. When I drive to  work, usually  highways are really busy. If there's  accident during  rush hour, it can be  chaos on the roads.
  2. I don't watch  TV. I get  information and  news, etc., from  Internet. I don't often go to  cinema, either.
  3. I'm interested in  finance. I heard Euro is losing value, compared to  US dollar.
  4. I like Japan.  is infrequent 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.
  5. I am tall.  are generally shorter than I am.


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81 comments on “Articles Exercises (A, An, The) – Beginner, Intermediate, & Advanced

  1. Silvia Rodriguez (Posted on 7-25-2013 at 16:35)

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

  2. Nasim (Posted on 7-31-2013 at 01:51)

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

  3. Apilada A Thai Friend (Posted on 7-31-2013 at 04:46)

    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

  4. Raja G (Posted on 8-30-2013 at 10:18)

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

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

    Good work sheeet

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

    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!

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

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

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

    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)


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


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

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

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

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

  12. muniza durvesh (Posted on 5-18-2014 at 12:01)

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

  13. Hassan Shahid (Posted on 5-18-2014 at 23:38)

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

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

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

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

    Nice, but should need explanation for the answers

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

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

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

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

  17. arushi (Posted on 9-18-2014 at 05:10)

    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!!!!!!!!!!

  18. maggi (Posted on 9-19-2014 at 22:49)

    very helpful worksheet….keeep posting more

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

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

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

    very very nice for doing practice of articles

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

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

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

    Good For Practice!!!

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

    nice exercise i like it

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

    the exercises are very helpful. tnx…

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

    Stop complaining! It was good and i enjoyed.

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

    thank you for exercise it can help me learn

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

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

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

    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.

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

    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)

      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.

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

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

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

    Its very good but explanation should be given at the end

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

    best way to improve grammar….
    thanks a lot

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

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

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

    articles are easy to learn

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

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

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

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

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

    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

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

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

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

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

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

    Very good but there should be more exercises

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

    Nice worksheets to practise nice website

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    59 out of 60 in exam thank uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

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

    I like this kind of quizzes

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

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

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

    good exercise,..

    is there any exercise for punctuation

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

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

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

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

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

    This exercises help me a lot.

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

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

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

    yes completelyh agree with this and its very knowledgeable thing

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

      yes I am ompeletly agree

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

    a very good worksheet

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

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

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

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

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

    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

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

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

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

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

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

    Nice exercise!!! Very helpful!!!

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

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

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

      and is very helpful too …………

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  68. Mr Question (Posted on 8-4-2016 at 04:27)

    thats awesome exercis thank u every much

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

    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.

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

    nice exercise for children

  71. alisha (Posted on 10-12-2016 at 11:59)

    good nice explanation

  72. PythonProgrammerXXX (Posted on 12-20-2016 at 07:39)

    thanks this helped me because my mother wanted an exercise and so she asked me to program it as an challenge I made this again on python and it was fun

  73. atharv (Posted on 2-20-2017 at 05:20)

    good for my studies I love it

  74. jamshaid Anjum (Posted on 4-13-2017 at 06:44)

    I am a teacher of English from Pakistan. During my teaching career , as a teacher of English, so far, teaching an article has proved to be the trickiest and the toughest of the all. i have seen this for the first time and that too accidently. I hope that these exercises and work sheets can be further enhanced and ameliorated if some of the rules regarding “Use of Article” are added. by and large, it is a fantastic work and very useful to those who really tend to learn.

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