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GRAMMAR TIP:What Are Articles?
An article (abbreviated art) is a word that combines with a noun to indicate the type of reference being made by the noun. Articles specify the grammatical definiteness of the noun, in some languages extending to volume or numerical scope. The articles in the English language are 'the' and 'a/an'. 'An' and 'a' are modern forms of the Old English 'an', which in Anglian dialects was the number 'one' (compare 'on', in Saxon dialects) and survived into Modern Scots as the number 'ane'. Both 'on' (respelled 'one' by the Normans) and 'an' survived into Modern English, with 'one' used as the number and 'an' ('a', before nouns that begin with a consonant sound) as an indefinite article. The word some is thus used as a functional plural of a/an. "An apple" never means more than one apple. "Give me some apples" indicates more than one is desired but without specifying a quantity.
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English language learners often forget when and where to include articles in their sentences but these words are important to master in order to achieve a high level of English. There are 233 worksheets that you can give your students for extra practice using articles and these are sorted into several different categories to make your search simpler. Here is a worksheet that practices not only articles but also countable and uncountable nouns. You will need to introduce and practice the material before completing the three activities outlined in this file. Students will enjoy the variety of games and the worksheet will enable you to evaluate their overall understanding of the material at the end of class or as a review activity at the beginning of the next lesson. There are more worksheets to choose from if this is not quite what you are looking for so take your time reviewing them.
Articles are often overlooked or misplaced by English language learners so it is important to give them sufficient practice with word order. Another way you can help students learn articles is to introduce nouns with a or an; instead of drilling book, consider using a book instead. This will help students when it comes to forming sentences because they will say “I want a book.” rather than the common, incorrect answer “I want book.” Other articles will obviously need to be introduced in a different way but getting students accustomed to using articles in sentences will make it easier for them later on in the course.

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Song Worksheet: Some, Any, No

Song Worksheet: Some, Any, No

This is an Avril Lavigne song to practice the use of some, any and no. It can be used to practice this grammar with listening exercises. The student should fill the gaps with the appropriate word ...
3 Elementary
A or An?

A or An?

Write a or an: a worksheet to consolidate the use of a and an with some images which will help students to complete the lines below the pictures and useful vocabulary: airplane, cup, backpack, pen ...
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Likes and Dislikes Using the Zero Article

Likes and Dislikes Using the Zero Article

This worksheet is about likes and dislikes and the use of the zero article. Students have to learn and repeat a few words and a few verbs, they can tell the class what they like and what they don' ...
5 Elementary
What's in Your House?

What's in Your House?

This board game aims at revising furniture vocabulary (bed, bath, lamp, chair, armchair, sofa, table, bookcase, vase) and colours (white, black, red, green, blue, purple, brown, pink, yellow). Exp ...
3 Elementary
Articles / Countable and Uncountable Nouns Worksheet

Articles / Countable and Uncountable Nouns Worksheet

This is a very simple worksheet for revising articles and countable and uncountable nouns. There are 2 different activities in which students are asked to put the definite article before the noun ...
5 Elementary Pre-Intermediate
Elementary Level Test (Adults)

Elementary Level Test (Adults)

This worksheet was created to assess students at a beginner's level. I have used it with my elementary level students, mainly adults, as well as with 6th and 7th graders. It covers topics like cou ...
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The Articles (PPT)

The Articles (PPT)

This presentation was used to help my Korean students understand when to use definite and indefinite articles. I enumerated 4 rules that hopefully clear this issue up. This presentation discusses ...
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Song Worksheet: Drops of Jupiter by Train

Song Worksheet: Drops of Jupiter by Train

I used this song to practice / get students to notice how subject, object and possessive pronouns are used in English as some struggle with she / her and he / him in subject-verb-object. There are ...
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Review Exercises

Review Exercises

It's a worksheet to work with beginners. There are things like, a/an, and how to introduce yourself. I used it with my students before the test and it worked very well. They were having some diffi ...
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Revision Test 6 - Project Plus 2nd Edition

Revision Test 6 - Project Plus 2nd Edition

This test deals with unit 6 - time prepositions in, on, at; used to; articles a, an, the and zero article, expressions for countable and uncountable nouns - few, a few, little, a little, much, man ...
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Songs Worksheet: Skyfall by Adele

Songs Worksheet: Skyfall by Adele

You will find 3 exercises. One will help your students correct mistakes as they listen to the song. The second exercise will ask your students to fill blanks with articles and the third will ask t ...
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How to Describe People

How to Describe People

This PowerPoint shows how to describe people and their jobs. The grammar focuses on present simple and indefinite articles a and an. It is appropriate for elementary language learners, specially a ...
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Song Worksheet: Back in the USSR

Song Worksheet: Back in the USSR

This worksheet is devoted to the use of articles in the famous song by the Beatles. It's got only one task that is inserting the articles where necessary. The worksheet will work especially good w ...
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Song Worksheet: Skyfall

Song Worksheet: Skyfall

This worksheet is mostly devoted to working with articles and word order on the basis of the song. It contains several tasks and wolud be a good warm up as well as a good material to analyze the u ...
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Proverbs and Sayings

Proverbs and Sayings

This worksheet is devoted to articles and can be used as a warm up or as a test for your students. It includes several common proverbs which many students were taught in their childhood, though I' ...
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Articles: Indefinite Article

Articles: Indefinite Article

This is a worksheet for teaching or revising the indefinite article. Recommended for pre-intermediate students who are asked to fill in the gaps with 'a' or 'an' and read the sentences, decide wh ...
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Articles: Definite Article Worksheet

Articles: Definite Article Worksheet

This is a worksheet for teaching or revising the definite article at pre-intermediate level. There are 2 different activities in which students are asked to circle the correct option and fill ...
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Review 4: Articles & Relative Clauses (+ Key)

Review 4: Articles & Relative Clauses (+ Key)

A new worksheet to revise grammar points with advanced students. In this ws they will have to revise the use of articles and relative clauses. Thanks Phillip Martin for clipart. Key to the exercis ...
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Definite, Indefinite and Zero Article Worksheet

Definite, Indefinite and Zero Article Worksheet

This is a worksheet for revising articles at pre-intermediate level. There are 2 different exercises in which students are asked to fill in the blank spaces with the correct article and choos ...
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Article: The Rescue of the 33 Miners

Article: The Rescue of the 33 Miners

I created this worksheet after my students had read about the rescue of the 33 miners in Chile. The articles have been removed and the spaces need to be filled with indefinite, definite or no arti ...
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Articles

A table summarizing the most characteristic uses and features of articles in English. Its size (just one page) allows students to compare and contrast the three English articles (definite, indefin ...
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The Article 'a' or 'an' for Elementary

The Article 'a' or 'an' for Elementary

This 100-a-or-an-question worksheet will provide an ample exercise for elementary students who need an article drill to make sure they understand the concept of using a or an. This exercise also i ...
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Song Worksheet: Jessie ThemeSong (Articles Gapfill)

Song Worksheet: Jessie ThemeSong (Articles Gapfill)

This is an articles gapfill on the lyrics of Disney Channel's Jessie Theme Song. For students aged 8 to 12 aproximately. Play the video of the theme: Hey Jessie! And make the pupils listen an ...
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Articles

Articles

It is a set of 3 exercises to practise the definte and indefinite articles. Students are expected to fill in the blanks in the text with a, an, the where it is necessary. This worksheet is good fo ...
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Articles A and AN

Articles A and AN

A very simple worksheet to practice the articles a or an. Students are given words to match with a few pictures and then should use along the articles a or an. I created this worksheet for beginne ...
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