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TOPIC: ARTICLES

a
Used in front of a word which begins
with a consonant sound
(b,c,d,p,t, etc)
Examples:
a balloon
a glass
a chair
a book

Used in front of a word which begin


with a "yu" sound
Examples:
a university a unicorn
a uniform
a unit
a European

an
Used in front of a word which begins
with a vowel sound
(a,e,i,o,u)
Examples:
an apple
an elephant
an iron
an onion
an
umbrella

Used in front of a word which begin


with a silent "h"
Examples:
an hour
an honour

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Used the
for things
that
are
only
Used for a
Used when a
one
of
its
particular
person or a
kind
person or
thing is
thing
mentioned a
Examples:
second
time
Examples:
The sun
Examples:
shines.
The man
walking behind I baked a cake.
The moon
you is my
The cake is
rotates
uncle.
delicious.
The earth
moves

Used before
musical
instruments
Examples:
the violin
the piano
the guitar

Used with the


superlative
form of the
adjective
Examples:
the strongest
the most
beautiful
the shortest

EXERCISE 1
Underline the keyword and circle the correct answer.
1.
2.
3.
4.

Mei Sun saw ____________ (a/an/the/ ) accident on the road.


I saw _____________ (a/an/the/ ) very beautiful girl at the bookshop.
You must bring along _____________ (a/an/the/ ) umbrella in case it rains.
It is easy to buy ______________ (a/an/the/ ) car but it is difficult to maintain
it.
5. Aini is ______________ (a/an/the/ ) student.
6. I started working at _________________ (a/an/the/ ) age of sixteen.
7. Taha is _______________ (a/an/the/ ) active boy. He always takes parts in
sports.
8. Aunt Jessy has ________________ (a/an/the/ ) garden behind her house.
9. Salmi bought a new pair of school uniform and ______________ (a/an/the/ )
umbrella.
10.Do you know where is _______________ (a/an/the/ ) National Museum?
11.Jamal plays _________________ (a/an/the/ ) football every evening.
12.Hannah gave her daughter __________________ (a/an/the/ ) advice regarding
her problems.
13._____________ (A/An/The/ ) apple a day, keeps the doctor away.
14.My parents are interested in buying ______________ (a/an/the/ ) new house
but not ______________ (a/an/the/ ) condominium.
15.My neighbor gave me _______________ (a/an/the/ ) cake yesterday.
16.Edwin won _____________ (a/an/the/ ) award and ________________ (a/an/the/
) cheque of two thousand ringgit in the competition.
17.__________________ (A/An/The/ ) sun shines brightly in __________ (a/an/the/ )
morning.
18.__________________ (A/An/The/ ) doctor prescribed ____________ (a/an/the/ )
small amount of medicine for her.
19.Priscilla is playing ________________ (a/an/the/ ) piano. It is _____________
(a/an/the/ ) baby grand piano.
20.Which is ___________________ (a/an/the/ ) shortest way to _____________
(a/an/the/ ) Art Exhibition?
21.Betty is ______________ (a/an/the/ ) pretty girl but ________________ (a/an/the/
) prettiest girl is her best friend, Laura.
22.Madam Ling takes _____________ (a/an/the/ ) glass of milk and ____________
(a/an/the/ ) orange before she goes to bed.

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23.My uncle bought _____________ (a/an/the/ ) new car and _____________ car is
blue in colour.
24.The girls had ______________ (a/an/the/ ) burgers and _____________ (a/an/the/
) ice cream at McDonalds.
EXERCISE 2
Underline the keyword and circle the correct answer.
1. Halim
: ___________ old woman is hungry.
Eddy
: Please give her __________ bottle of milk.
A. A , a
B. A , an
C. The , a
D. The , the
2. Nina
: What did you draw?
Aishah
: _________ house.
A. An
C. A
B. The
D.
3. Jack
: Tarvia, did you give your teacher __________ Teachers Day present?
Tarvia
: Yes, ____________ bouquet of roses.
A. a , a
C. the , a
B. a , an
D. the , the
4. Amran
: Is that ___________ hawk?
Amin
: No. It is ____________ eagle.
A. a , a
C. the , a
B. a , an
D. the , the
5. Mak Ngah
: What is ____________ price for these shoes?
Pn. Laila : It is RM18 ____________ pair.
A. a , a
C. the , B. a , D. the , a
6. Ella
: What is ___________ time now?
Serena : It is __________ half past three.
A. a ,a
C. the , B. a , an
D. the , the
7. Nina
Aishah
A. An
B. The

: What happened to your father?


: ____________ angry man is a hungry man, I suppose.
C. A
D.

EXERCISE 3
Tick () the sentences with the correct articles and cross (X) the sentences
with the incorrect articles. Follow the examples below.
Examples:

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Jaafar is a engineer.
The old lady has just won an award.
1.
2.
3
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10
.
11
.
12
.
13
.
14
.
15

I have just seen a anthill behind the rock.


We waited for a hour for her.
Roslan has bought a most expensive book.
Suhaili is the smartest girl in school.
Encik Halim is an honest man.
A few minutes ago, I saw an old lady scolding a man.
Baljit can play a piano very well.
Richard plays the violin very well.
The tiger is a carnivorous animal.
I saw a goldfish at the aquarium. The goldfish was beautiful.
We went to a party yesterday. The party ended very early.
Have you ever seen a elephant?
The soldier lost the arm in the war.
It was a happiest moment of my life.

I have not met Lean since he was the child.


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EXERCISE 4
Circle the keyword.
Fill in the blanks with the correct articles (a/an/the). Put a dash (-) if no article
is needed. Follow the examples below.
Examples:
Hussein left an hour ago.
Maimunah lives in Taman Sentosa.
1.
2.
3
4.
5.

Mrs Tan plays ___________ piano and also _____________ violin.


Kam Soon waited for me for _____________ few hours.
My house is at ___________ Jalan Serampang.
____________ hare is __________ animal.
Puan Satia saw _____________ mynah in her garden.

6.

____________ mynah had injured its wing.


At the pasar malam, my mother bought _____________

7.
8.
9.
10
.
11
.
12
.

kilogramme of potatoes and __________ tray of eggs.


____________ honourable judges made a very wise decision.
Datuk Isyad is _________ honest and kind man.
During recess, I ate __________ orange while Kim ate
_________ pear.
___________ old man beside you is my grandfather.
Pak Cik Lah is __________ honest man.
I saw _________ European tourist at __________ museum.

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EXERCISE 5
Circle the keyword.
Fill in the blanks with the correct articles (a/an/the).
Last Tuesday, I went to ________________ pasar malam at Jalan Pingai. At
____________

pasar

malam,

saw

______________

young

man

stealing

________________ old womans purse. He had taken it from her shopping basket.
Then, ______________ young man quickly walked away. Immediately, I notified
______________ policeman who was on his rounds in that area. _____________
policeman took down the description of the man from me and searched
______________ area. He finally spotted __________ pickpocket and caught him redhanded. He was taken to __________ nearest police station. I continued to do my
shopping and returned home after ___________ hour.

EXERCISE 6
Based on the picture, fill in the blanks with the correct articles (a/an/the).
Circle the keyword.
-gambarLast Saturday night, Hamid performed at his school concert. He played
__________ drums in ______ band. The name of ___________ band was The Blue
Boys. The band entertained the audience with ____________ medley of old songs.
___________ old man in the audience stood up and clapped loudly. He was very
pleased with _________ bands performance. He gave the band ________ standing
ovation.

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