Insert articles in the blanks where necessary. Put a cross (x) where an article is not needed:
Use of Article: Number 1
Yesterday while I was going to Camilla by (a) —— bus, I saw (b) —— elderly lady carrying (c) —— huge bag and ( d) —— umbrella struggling to get on to ( e) —— bus. She would not let anyone carry her bag. I invited her to take (f) —— seat next to mine. She took the seat and thanked me.
Answer: (a) x; (b) an; (c) a; (d) an; (e) the; (f) the.
Use of Article: Number 2
I live in Rajshahi. My elder brother who is (a) —— engineer, works in Dhaka. Last summer he asked me to stay (b) —— few days with him and sent me ( c) —— plane ticket. That was my first journey by air. I arrived at (d) —— airport about (e) —— hour before the flight. It was (f) —— enjoyable plane journey.
Answer: (a) an (b) a (c) a (d) the (e) an.(f) an
Use of Article: Number 3
Ours is (a) —— country of rivers. Some of the rivers are (b) —— fan1ous. But some of (c) —— big rivers have dried up. They go dry especially in the su1nmer season. Then we have to face (d) —— extreme situation. But during (e) —— rainy season all the rivers are full to (f) —— brim.
Answer: (a) a (b) x (c) the (d) an (e) the (f) the
Use of Article: Number 4
Rainy season is one of (a) —— most enjoyable seasons in Bangladesh. It rains almost all (b) —— day long. Everybody becomes (c) —— poet on a rainy day. But (d) —— poor people suffer much on this day. Floods occur during (e) —— rainy season. None can avoid (f) ——impact of the rainy season.
Answer: (a) the (b) x (c) a (d) the (e) the (f) the
Use of Article: Number 5
Once upon a time, a dove and (a) —— bat were very good friends. One day (b) —— two friends decided to set our-on ( c) —— journey. They flew over ( d) —— rivers and ( e) —— hills and came to a big jungle. Both the friends were very tired, they needed to sit down and take (f) —— rest.
Answer: (a) a (b) the (c) a (d) the (e) x (f) a
Use of Article: Number 6
(a) —— industrious man is always crowned with success. If we tum (b) —— pages of history, we find the same message. Thus, we see that ( c) —— industry is ( d) —— must to attain success. Those who are not industrious cannot go (e) —— long way. This is why, (f) —— industrious are respected in every society.
Answer: (a) an (b) the (c) x (d) a (e) a (f) the
Use of Article: Number 7
My neighbour is (a) —— old man. He always speaks (b) —— truth. He knows that everybody loves (c) —— truthful person. He also knows that nobody believes (d) —— liar. He has cultivated this habit from ( e ) —— very beginning of his life. So, he is respected by (f) —— all.
Answer: (a) an; (b) the; (c) a; ( d) a; ( e) the; (f) x
Use of Article: Number 8
Many people think that (a) ——- affluent person is happy. You can completely disagree with (b) —— idea. It is true that people need money to buy food, clothes and (c) —— other necessities. But money alone cannot make (d) —— person happy. It is just one of (e) ——many components in (f) —— person’s life.
Answer: (a) an (b) the (c) x (d) a (e) the (f) a
Use of Article: Number 9
A friend in need is (a) —— friend indeed. A true friend is (b) —— asset. He stands by his friend in time of (c) —— danger. He always wishes for (d) —— welfare of his friend. He never misguides ( e) —— friend to the path of violence and dishonesty. But it is a matter of sorrow that (f) —— real friend is very rare nowadays.
Answer: (a) a; (b) an; (c) x; (d) the; (e) a; (f) a
Use of Article: Number 10
Football is (a) —— popular game in our country. It is equally exciting to (b) —— players and the spectators. It is (c) —— foreign (d) —— game. It is popular all over (e) —— world: It is played in (f) -open field.
Answer: (a) a; (b) the; (c) a; (d) x; (e) the; (f) the.