English Grammar Exercises for A2 – Articles

1. Match sentences a-f with uses of the article or no article (1-6).

1 it is clear what we are talking about

2 saying what someone’s job is

3 something mentioned for the first time

4 the only one of something

5 a generalization

6 something mentioned for the second time

There is a strange man in our street.

b Chad has a new car. The car is black and silver.

c  The moon is very bright tonight.

d We meet in the café after school.

Gemma is a shop assistant.

I’m really interested in (-) science.

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1 d   2 e   3 a   4 c   5 f   6 b

2. Complete the gaps with the or no article (-).

1 I enjoy walking in ________. rain – it’s so peaceful.

2 Some young people don’t see ________. point of studying ________. history.

3 I’ll meet you at ________. railway station at 6 o’clock.

4 Do you like ________. action films?

5 I don’t like to see ________. young children playing ________. violent sports like rubgy.

6 It’s likely I’ll be late for ________. school tomorrow.

7 I love ________. food in this restaurant, but then I always enjoy ________. Italian food.

8 All over ________. world, ________. people have similar problems.

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1 the   2 the, –   3 the   4 –   5 –, –   6

7 the, –   8 the, –

3. Complete the gaps with a/an, the or no article (-).

1   This is ________. school where I study English.

2   She has ________. nice car, but she wants a better one.

3   Do you watch ________. TV often?

4   There is ________. interesting article in ________. newspaper.

5   I want to go to ________. cinema this evening.

6   I like watching ________. baseball.

7   She is in ________. hospital because she had ________. accident.

8   Julie’s mum is ________. doctor.

9   It is so nice to see ________. sun again!

10 Is it time to go to ________. bed already?

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1 the   2 a   3 –   4 an, the   5 the   6 –   7 –, an

8 a   9 the   10

4. Complete the gaps with a/an, the or no article (-).

Hi Mason,

How are you? Are you enjoying 1 _______ winter holiday?

You asked about school, so I’ll tell you a bit about it. It’s 2 _______ very old building – they built 3 _______ ‘new’ part in 1930! It’s very nice inside, though. 4 _______ classrooms are bright and clean, and some of them have interactive whiteboards. Of course, everyone wants to use 5 _______ classrooms with 6 _______ new whiteboards! We have lovely playing fields near the school, but there isn’t 7 _______ swimming pool.

I looked up your school online, and it looks like 8 _______ very new building from 9 _______ photographs I saw. Do you like it there?

Write to me soon.

Best wishes,

Tom

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1 the   2 a   3 the   4 the   5 the   6 the

7 a   8 a   9 the

5. Complete the sentences with there is or there are.

_____. three new students in our class.

_____. a great drama class at school.

_____. about 50 laptops in our computer lab.

I think ________. a good film on at the cinema.

_____. only two shows I watch on TV.

_____. some really nice clothes in that shop.

Ethan, ________. a man here who wants to talk to you.

I know ________. an answer to this problem, but I can’t find it.

_____. people from many different countries in London.

10 _____. I want to go home. ________. a storm coming.

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1 there are   2 there is   3 there are   4 there is

5 there are   6 there are   7 there is   8 there is

9 there are   10 there is

6. Find and correct the mistakes in the sentences.

1   It is a first day of school tomorrow. ✗  ____ the __.

2   They are three students from China in class this year. ✗ ________.

3   I play in football team with classmates from school. ✗ ________.

4   dad leaves for the work at 7 a.m. every morning. ✗ ________.

5   Kelly’s sister is an dancer. ✗ ________.

6   It is a great film on TV tonight. ✗ ________.

7   We have the great computer lab in our school. ✗ ________.

8   We have a new car. A car is very fast. ✗ ________.

9   I’m giving Maggie the CD of dance music for her birthday. ✗ ________.

10 I’m interested in the geography. It’s favourite subject. ✗ ________.

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2 they – there   3 in a football   4 for work

5 an – a   6 it – there   7 the – a   8 a – the

9 the – a   10 in geography