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The Indefinite Article: A or AN
Match and complete with A or AN.
Level: elementary
Age: 10-17
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Articles: A or An
This is a worksheet about the indefinite article: a or an. There are four pages with simple exercises for children or beginner students.
Level: elementary
Age: 6-17
Downloads: 1534

Definite, Indefinite and Zero Article
There´s an explanation of the use of these articles. In the first exercise, students circle the correct form in each sentence and then they write a, an, the or zero article in the sentences and match them with the pictures. B&W version included.
Level: elementary
Age: 10-12
Downloads: 1408

Grammar and exercises on the use of "a/an" and "the". I hope it is useful. Have a nice evening/day. Hugs!
Level: elementary
Age: 12-14
Downloads: 1339

Worksheet to teach or learn the use of articles, some and any and when to omit them. It can be used as a classroom poster. I hope you like it and find it useful. Have a wonderful evening/day. Hugs!
Level: intermediate
Age: 12-14
Downloads: 1223

Articles - rules
Short and concise rules for the articles with visual stimuli, all on one page. Hope you like it and find it useful! Have a nice beginning of the school year! P.S. If you need an updated version or a B&W version, send me a personal message.
Level: intermediate
Age: 13-17
Downloads: 1155

Definite & indefinite Articles: a/an, the or zero article?
4 different exercises with an increasing level of complexity, but all very simple. KEY INCLUDED. 1- matching; 2- sentence completing; 3- completing a dialogue; 4- answering questions (what do you need to take a photo? A camera...). Wish you all a wonderful Sunday. Hugs, mena:))))
Level: elementary
Age: 9-17
Downloads: 1075

Extra practise in the use of articles or the zero article. Students fill in the blanks with "a/an", "the" or a dash if no article is needed. I hope you like it and find it useful. Have a nice evening/day. Hugs!
Level: elementary
Age: 12-14
Downloads: 1073


   A - AN - THE

Sue has a book. (= there are many books and she has one)
Sue has the book. (= a specific book)
Paris is a beautiful city in France. (= there are many beautiful cities in France,
and Paris is one)
Paris is the capital of France. (= there is only one capital of France)

The indefinite articles (a/an) are used before singular, countable nouns.
My brother works in a hospital. (We don’t know which hospital)

We also use a/an for jobs/professions.
My dad is a doctor. He’s an oncologist.
She’s an architect.

Note:   an (not a) before a/e/i/o/u:
I forgot to take an umbrella, and got wet in the rain. (not a umbrella)

The definite article (the) is used when it is clear which person or thing we mean.
the kitchen / the bedroom / the garden etc. (of a house)
the cinema / the airport / the mall etc. (of a town)

Colin bought a pair of jeans and a jacket. The jacket wasn’t expensive, but the
jeans were.

We can also use the when there's only one of the thing we're talking about.
I want to go to the moon.
The sun sets at around 8 o’clock in the summer.

We use the with the names of oceans, seas, rivers, canals, deserts, island groups, hotels, cinemas, museums, clubs, restaurants and pubs.
the Pacific Ocean the Amazon25 River the Panama Canal
the Kalahari Desert the Canary Islands the Hilton Hotel
the Roxy Cinema the Modern Art Museum the Hard Rock Café

We use the before names with of .
I visited the Statue of Liberty.
My friend studies at the University of London.

We also use the before plural place names or when they include a countable noun.
Did you enjoy your trip to the United States?


Choose the correct article a/an/the to complete the sentences below.

1. Netherlands is a fun place to visit.

2. “What does she do?” “She’s engineer.”

Australia is island.

Brasilia is capital of Brazil.

Nile River is in Africa.

6.I don’t like lying in sun.

My sister works at restaurant.

8. watch you gave me for my birthday is really great, thanks!”

9. “What time is it?” “I don’t know. I haven’t got watch.”

10.I live in old house.  



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