Articles are indeed confusing for ESL students learning how to write English stories, essays and reports.
Knowing how to write a sentence with the correct article is a tough job for ESL students. There are so many rules and the rules are confusing.
LEARN WRITING THROUGH PRACTICE
Often, regular, short practice exercises are a good way to help students learn this important writing task.
This writing worksheet has 5 mixed article exercises that ask students to read a passage and decide if the blank needs a, an, the or nothing. Answers are included.
GRAMMAR RULES REVIEW
If your students need a quick review of the grammar rules concerning definite and indefinite articles, check out this primer. It describes six common rules for article usage.
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