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1. Articles a, an , the           

Read the sentences and complete with a, an, the or --- ( = no article)

1. What’s date today? It’s 9th of June.

2. She wants to be   architect but she isn’t good at Maths.

3. Please clean up bathroom. You left terrible mess there.

4. He is fourteen but he behaves like small child.

5. Let’s wait for others. Perhaps they will want to go to cinema with us.

6. What is capital city of Czech Republic?

7. She is not working at moment. She is  unemployed technician.

8. We arrived home at six o’clock in morning.

9. Don’t make noise. I have headache.                         

10. She bought American car.                             

11. What’s the capital of France?

12. He likes listening to radio and to records.

13. She lives in north of Spain but her parents  live in east.

14. It’s shame that we don’t live in same city.

15. Do you like exams?


2. Articles a, an , some

Read the sentences and complete with a, an, some or --- ( = no article)

 1. Would you like cup of coffee?

   2. I’d like omelette with  bacon, please.

   3. Camilla bought bread and bunch of roses.       

   4. We need new kitchen with electric oven.

 5. First you need flour.

 6. She has bottle of juice.

 7. To make the cake you need few eggs and  sugar.

 8. I’m going to have shower.

 9. That was interesting article.

10. Cindy has sore throat. She needs medicine.

11. There wasn’t lot of furniture in that room.

12. You haven’t written to us for long time.

13. Their father is English diplomat.

14. Kirsten was lonely woman.

15. He published collection of poems.

16. He had immediate success with it.

17. There was rainbow in the sky.

18. Carol lives in village in Switzerland.



3. Potato cakes

Complete the recipe with a, an, some or the


440 g boiled potatoes

1 egg

80 g wholemeal flour

80 g semolina


pork crackling


For this recipe you will need few boiled potatoes, egg,  wholemeal flour, semolina, bit of salt, bit of oil and pork crackling.



Put potatoes in saucepan with water and boil them for 20 – 30 minutes.

Let cooked potatoes to cool down and peel them.

Put peeled potatoes in bowl and mash them.

Add flour, egg, semolina, pork crackling and bit of salt. Work into dough. Roll dough into long loaf and cut into discs. Roll these out flat.

Put oil in frying pan. Fry potato cakes until they are brown on both sides.  You can cover them with grated cheese.



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