268 FREE Article Worksheets

FREE Article Worksheets

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 268 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.

Filter by Level
NEW
  • Complete Beginner (65)
  • Elementary (149)
  • Pre-Intermediate (131)
  • Intermediate (101)
  • Upper-Intermediate Advanced (42)
  • Exam Level (11)
  • Suitable for All Levels (3)
Clear filters
Filter
Dramatically improve the way you teach:




Make A Word Search:

Create awesome-looking custom word searches in seconds!

Make A Word Scramble:

Instantly create custom word/sentence scrambles for your class!

Make A Double Puzzle:

Generate double puzzles your students will love - hours of fun!

ESL Articles
Rate this Category
3.7 out of 5, rated by 3 teachers




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.
Freebase CC-BY
Source: Article on Freebase, licensed under CC-BY
Sort by: Most Recent | Most Viewed | Rating
Mental Math for Grade 4

Mental Math for Grade 4

Hadi
  This worksheet includes objective-type questions about time, measurement, rounding, missing numbers, odd and even numbers, factors, and basic shape concepts. Students have to solve these ...
1 Views 786 Exam
Definite article

Definite article

  This five-page grammar guide is a detailed explanation on the use and omission of the definite article. ‘THE’. It can be used from intermediate levels but also for English as ...
1 Views 1,946 Pre-IntIntAdv
Disadvantages of Plastic Surgery

Disadvantages of Plastic Surgery

jyothi kare
  You must have heard of the advantages of plastic or cosmetic surgery, but are you aware of the disadvantages cosmetic surgery may present? This article highlights possible disadvantages ...
1 Views 4,730 All
Maps, Central Europe and History

Maps, Central Europe and History

Anastasiia
This worksheet introduces the historical and political changes in Central Europe and can be used to teach history and geography-related modules. The activity is organized around the video that ...
1 Views 1,973 IntAdv
PowerPoint: Song  The Sound of Silence

PowerPoint: Song The Sound of Silence

  Using songs is a multiple and enjoyable way of practicing English from listening comprehension to grammar rules.  In this song there are three defined activities and three more you ...
1 Views 3,761 IntAdv
Put BusyTeacher in your inbox

Sign up for the BusyTeacher Weekly and be the first to get direct links to our latest teaching articles, worksheets and lesson plans. Goes out to 323,134 subscribers every Wednesday.
See last week's issue.

Definite and Indefinite Articles

Definite and Indefinite Articles

  This worksheet consists four exercises to practise and help students differentiate between the use of the definite article "the" and the indefinite articles "a" and "an". It’s suit ...
1 Views 5,968 ElemPre-IntInt
Natural Wonders of the World - Article with Geographical Names

Natural Wonders of the World - Article with Geographical Names

Anastasiia
The worksheet focuses on use articles with geographical names. The students discover the rules of the article use watching the video about natural wonders of the world. Students focus on the rule ...
1 Views 6,168 Pre-IntInt
Describing Cities

Describing Cities

Describe a city and its buildings.   Example 1: Match the opposites - Ugly/Beautiful, cheap/expensive Santiago is polluted, but Puerto Varas is clean.   Example 2: Describe one ci ...
32 Views 42,690 Elem
History - Changing Map of Central Europe

History - Changing Map of Central Europe

Anastasiia
The worksheet is based on the video that describes the rise and fall of countries in central Europe before, during, and after World War II. The tasks include pronunciation focus on the consonant ...
1 Views 6,893 Pre-IntInt
Board Game: Indefinite Articles for Beginners

Board Game: Indefinite Articles for Beginners

Lyubov Zarva
This board game can help your students practise indefinite articles a/an. The task: to name a picture using correct article. I created this board game for 8-9-year-olds. I used words we have stud ...
1 Views 13,282 BegElem
The Indefinite Articles A and An

The Indefinite Articles A and An

Julie Minassian
Explanation and exercise to understand the indefinite articles. It can be used from primary levels but also for English as a Second Language. The illustrations are useful for learning vocabulary. ...
1 Views 24,652 BegElem
A/An Articles Board Game

A/An Articles Board Game

Eleni Papadogianni
I used a free blank printable board game template to create this simple indefinite article board game for junior learners. It helps students practice the correct use of a/an with nouns beginning w ...
10 Views 29,858 Beg
Articles: A, An or The?

Articles: A, An or The?

BusyTeacher Contributor
Straightforward exercise to practice the usage and recognition of singular countable nouns along with a, an or the. I have used this exercise a few times after teaching articles. Ask each stu ...
9 Views 83,093 ElemPre-IntInt
Can You Name ...?

Can You Name ...?

A wonderful worldwide quiz name using the indefinite article. A fun way of fixing its rules. You can do it first by yourself, then in pairs, or even in groups and have fun in this game with your p ...
5 Views 23,199 Pre-Int
Singular and Plural Agreement

Singular and Plural Agreement

As I have noticed that more and more of my French students neglect agreement in the plural and singular in English, I have created this worksheet to try and remedy it. Its topic is work and compan ...
1 Views 26,413 Pre-IntInt
Movie Worksheet: Jamie Oliver's One Cup Pancake (A, An, Some & Any)

Movie Worksheet: Jamie Oliver's One Cup Pancake (A, An, Some & Any)

Afni Yusuff
A, an, some & any with Jamie Oliver's 1 cup pancake with answer key. 1. Task 1: Ss watch the video & fill in the blanks. 2. Task 2: Fill in the blanks with a, an, some, any. 3. Task 3: ...
11 Views 32,718 BegElemPre-IntInt
One World Quiz

One World Quiz

William Work
This PDF is the one world quiz which both tests the general knowledge of your students, provoking conversations leading to the right answer. It has  been adapted to test your students' knowle ...
5 Views 22,819 Pre-IntInt
Articles - Overview with Questions

Articles - Overview with Questions

Jill Robertson
This gives an overview of the use of articles, but not the myriad exceptions. It pretty much covers the presentation and gives a brief practice with some questions at the end. Add a w/sheet for p ...
7 Views 19,977 ElemPre-IntInt
My House and Furniture

My House and Furniture

This worksheet is for beginners (mostly children) who have started to learn the topic "My House and Furniture". Here you can find active vocabulary, useful phrases, some questions on this topic. A ...
2 Views 27,741 BegElem
ID Card

ID Card

Luana Araújo
This worksheet deals with the verb to be, numbers, articles and some classroom objects. It is a simple review. It is designed for elementary students or beginners. You can add more exercises and u ...
3 Views 17,510 Elem
A / An- Articles

A / An- Articles

This a simple worksheet where students are able to, prior to reviewing or learning the rule, apply what they've learned about these tricky articles. Students read and circle the correct alter ...
6 Views 36,220 BegElem
A - An - The for French Learners

A - An - The for French Learners

Adele
This is a worksheet for French speaking learners to explain when to use a, an and the, as well as this and these, that and those. It's very basic but hopefully may be useful for some of  busy ...
2 Views 9,409 Beg
English Articles (A/An/The) - Create Sentences

English Articles (A/An/The) - Create Sentences

Lena Ch
This revision worksheet provides students with practice and revision of the English articles (a/an/the). The teacher can print out the document as many times as he or she likes and present it in c ...
5 Views 27,927 Beg
Indefinite Article

Indefinite Article

marina.mars
This printout is aimed at sorting out the usage of a/an article. It would be great if the teacher helped with pronunciation of the words (for example "hour"). The printout gives students the feeli ...
8 Views 17,460 Beg
Review - Objects and Numbers

Review - Objects and Numbers

Luana Araújo
This worksheet will help you review the numbers, objects, articles and verb to be. It was designed for elementary students. You can use this worksheet after you've taught personal information (nam ...
1 Views 12,320 Elem

Got a great worksheet on Article? Tell us about it and become a BusyTeacher contributor!

Submit a Worksheet