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Let's practice English articles!

 

 

Артикли - пожалуй, одна из самых сложных тем для студентов всех уровней. Многочисленные правила, приправленные десятками исключений и нюансов могут вызвать панику и желание бросить всё даже у самого стойкого ученика. Можно часами изучать все детали данной темы, но так и не научиться правильно употреблять артикли, ведь для того, чтобы выработать автоматизм, требуется практика. Так долой же скучную зубрежку, вперед к практике и отработке! 

 

1. Put in a/an or the and explain your choice:

 

  1. This flat is almost perfect, but I wish it had ……. balcony. 

  2. The weather is amazing. Let’s sunbathe on ……. balcony.

  3. Jim has saved up some money, so he is thinking of buying ……. car.

  4. I found ……. car that had been reported stolen.

  5. Can you recommend ……. interesting film?

  6. Yesterday we saw ……. best film ever!

  7. Instead of working I decided to watch ……. episode of my favourite series.

  8. Have you watched ……. episode of Game of Thrones everybody is talking  about?

  9. Mary had a terrible toothache, so I recommended that she go to ……. dentist.

  10. Jane has always wanted to become ……. dentist.

  11. I’ve always wanted to have ……. cat

  12. ……. neighbour’s cat sometimes comes to my terrace.

  13. Life in ……. village can be extremely hard.

  14. I used to spend my summer holidays in ……. village where my Grandmother lived. 

 

2. Choose the correct form, with or without the:

 

  1. I’m terrified of jellyfish/the jellyfish.

  2. Sugar/The sugar is bad for your teeth.

  3. I don’t like this restaurant. Service/The service is bad and portions/the portions are tiny.

  4. When I was five my mother always made me eat vegetables/the vegetables

  5. I hate when people/the people tell me what to do! 

  6. I’m not a big fan of coffee/the coffee. But I never say no to coffee/the coffee my secretary makes.

  7. A vegetarian is someone who doesn’t eat meat/the meat and fish/the fish.

  8. I don’t like movies/the movies that have open endings.

  9. According to recent studies, men/the men have a better sense of humor than women/the women.

  10. I will always remember stories/the stories my father read me when I was little.

 

3. Each sentence has a mistake in the use of articles. Correct the sentences:

 

  1. It was our five-year anniversary, so my husband brought me a breakfast in the bed.

  2. I often watch TV, but I never listen to radio, even when I’m driving.

  3. I used to look at the stars in sky when I was a child. Now I hardly ever look up.

  4. We went to airport to see our friends off.

  5. Learning to play piano as an adult can be really difficult.

  6. Could you pass me a salt, please?

  7. I want to paint all walls in my apartment white.

  8. Have you read an article I sent you?

  9. Our train leaves from the Platform 9 ¾.

  10. It was a lovely day. There wasn’t the cloud in the sky.

 

4. Fill in the where necessary:

 

  1. Tibet is in ……. East Asia, north of …… .Himalayas.

  2. Our family goes skiing in ……. Alps almost every winter. 

  3. Have you ever been to ……. Australia or ……. New Zealand?

  4. I’m a big fan of ……. Japan. Next month I’m going to visit ……. Kyoto. It is located on …… .island of Honshu and considered ……. cultural capital of ……. Japan.

  5. …….  river Thames flows through ……. southern England. It is ……. longest river in ……. England and ……. second longest in ……. United Kingdom, after ……. river Severn.

  6. ……. Panama Canal is an artificial waterway in Panama that connects …… .Atlantic Ocean with ……. Pacific Ocean.

  7. ……. Brazil is …… .world’s largest producer of coffee.

  8. ……. island of Bali is now one of the most popular tourist destinations in  ……. world. It is located in …….  south of Indonesia, between …… .Lombok to ……. east and Java to ……. west.

  9. ……. Machu Picchu is an ancient city in ……. Andes mountains in ……. Peru.

  10. Even though I finished school more than 10 years ago, I still remember ……. State Anthem of ……. Russian Federation.

 

5. Put a, an or the where necessary. Leave the space empty if the sentence is already complete:

 

  1. Honey, I will be home late tonight. I’m meeting my friends after ……. work and we’re going to ……. bar that is on ……. Park Road.

  2. I met ……. most generous man yesterday. He donates half of ……. money he earns to charity.

  3. Yesterday was ……. worst morning ever! I missed my train and had to get ……. taxi. ……. taxi got stuck in ……. traffic jam in ……. centre of the city. When I finally got to ……. work, I realized that I had left ……. folder with all my documents at home, so I had to go back for them.

  4. I’m not ……. morning person. I like staying in ……. bed till 10. After that I usually take ……. shower, make ……. cup of coffee and surf ……. Net.

  5. Mike is terrified of ……. snakes and ……. spiders. He wishes he hadn’t been born in ……. Australia.

  6. I have ……. memory of ……. goldfish. I can’t even remember ……. names o f……. people I’ve been working with for months!

  7. When I was going to work I got ……. call from my colleague. He said that there was ……. fire in ……. building. Nobody was hurt, but ……. building was badly damaged, so …… boss had to give everyone ……. day off.

  8. Richard is ……. programmer. He lives in …….  Silicon Valley in…….U.S. He works from ……. morning till ……. night to launch his own startup. 

  9. I like going to ……. countryside in ……. summer. There I can go to ……. forest, swim in ……. lake and have ……. good time.

  10. ……. Browns who live next door are really nice people. They always take care of our cat when we go on ……. holiday. 

 

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