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Let’s learn how to use articles (a, an, the) before nouns.

Learn the grammar to be successful in the Cambridge Assessment English A1 Movers test.


  1. Watch the video about articles.
  2. Complete exercise 1.
  3. Complete exercise 2.
  4. Complete the text.
  5. Look at our examples.

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Watch the video about how to use an articles in English.



You use a with singular countable nouns: a dog, a car, a woman

You use an with singular, countable nouns beginning with a,e,i,o,u: an apple, an elephant

  • when you say who or what for the first time: I want a new dress.
  • to talk about jobs: I’m a teacher.

You use the with singular and plural nouns when you know who or what:

  • Your phone is in the bathroom.
  • The students are in the classroom.
Especially helpful are exercises that are focussed on a theme or topic as these provide word retention practice so you can be confident to read, write, speak and listen successfully.

At this elementary level, there are materials concerned with basic English communication to provide confidence to understand at this basic level of English.

Here are resources at this elementary level that will give students practice in reading and writing. The reading materials are reading comprehensions but can be easily adapted for other reading practice. At this low level, the writing materials are generally guided writings.

We add reading and writing exercises on a regular basis. Why not bookmark our site, so you can come back to practice anywhere or at any time of the day? 
In addition, we add listening and speaking exercises in order to practise for this part of the A1 Movers test.
The more words you encounter and understand, the broader your day-to-day vocabulary will become. Our word games and puzzles are an excellent way to help to reinforce spellings in your mind.