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1. Give the plural of the following nouns:

Orange, bus, radio, watch, box, dog, glass, piano, child, baby, key, roof, handkerchief, lady, leaf, goose, woman, knife, book, brush, song, church, pen, class, boy, deer, cup, girl, nose, lemon, peach, mouse, foot, butterfly, sandwich, raspberry, shelf, housewife, body, address, toy, fox, tooth, match, camera, tomato, school, day, face, means, branch, state, valley, man, volcano, job, book, degree, pie, ship, family, sheep, swine, plant, cow, journey, speech, mountain, zoo, daughter, datum, spy, hero, enemy, genius, criterion, bath, formula, basis, ox, cry, safe, glass, city, story, match, person, phenomenon, wolf, name, crisis, page, photo, possibility.

 

2. Write the singular of the following nouns:

Umbrellas, brushes, coats, mice, lines, tigers, leaves, children, gentlemen, villages, chairs, tomatoes, flies, boxes, secretaries, feet, keys, teeth, ladies, eyes, tongues, shoes, people, classes, factories, scales, phenomena, trees, pigs, copies, badges, rights, dresses, matches, answers, cocks, pictures, aunts, oceans, buses, sisters, horses, lectures, clothes, halves, progresses, paths, onions, birds, wolves.

 

3. Divide the following words into two columns: countable and uncountable:

Coffee, computer, holiday, scene, beach, country, advice, window, news, air, sun, money, progress, language, leaf, bread, mountain, work, water, information, furniture, knowledge, laugh, flour, shirts, hope, oil, ice, fish, milk, cake, paper, drawing.

 

4. Write out the nouns which are used only in the plural form:

Billiards, headphones, eyes, scales, economics, news, research, congratulations, darts, athletics, scissors, trousers, police, goods, soap, spectacles, stairs, clothes, taxes, Maths, shorts, contents.

5. Make the following word combinations plural:

This question, my study, this watch, this rose, that bus, his photo, that child, her toy, that policeman, this glove, that shelf, his box, this teacher, our house, their brother, your radio, this city, that knife, this deer, that roof, my tooth, your umbrella, this play, this foot, her eye.

 

6. Write the plurals of the words given in brackets to complete these sentences:

1) I cut the cake into (piece). 2) Would you bring the bottle and some (glass), please? 3) Would you like some of these (potato)? 4) He caught several (fish) that afternoon. 5) We saw a cartoon about (cat) and (mouse). 6) It was autumn, and the (leaf) were falling. 7) All the (house) have different coloured (roof). 8) They have some (chicken) and a few (sheep). 9) We use several (process) for painting the (car). 10) I’ve read his (book), but I haven’t seen any of his (play). 11) They visited several (disco) that night. 12) The (man) went in one door and the (woman) went in the other. 13) Would you bring the (knife) and (fork)?

 

7. Open the brackets and choose the proper form of the verbs:

1) There … (is / are) no money in my pocket. 2) What time (is / are) the news on television? 3) Your wages … (is / are) good. 4) I know my hair … (is / are) beautiful. 5) These swine … (is / are) not live. 6) I was here before the gates … (is / are) opened. 7) The papers … (is / are) dull. 8) The crops … (is / are) good this summer. 9) The government usually … (consist / consists) of the prime minister and several ministers. 10) This company … (was / were) founded in 1975. 11) The police … (is / are) investigating the murder. 12) Her clothes … (is / are) very fashionable. 13) My trousers … (is / are) too long. 14) Gymnastics … (is / are) my favourite sport. 15) Italy … (is / are) playing Brazil next week. 16) Twenty thousand pounds … (was / were) stolen in the robbery. 17) Six miles … (is / are) a long way to walk every day. 18) Your advice … (is / are) always welcome.



 

8. Open the brackets and choose the proper form of the verbs:

1) There … (is / are) a lot of sheep in the field. 2) The scissors … (is / are) very sharp. 3) The information he gave us … (is / are) useful. 4) The carrots … (is / are) delicious. 5) The youth of today … (has / have) many advantages. 6) The opera-glasses … (is / are) out of focus. 7) The grapes … (is / are) ripe. 8) When the traffic-lights … (is / are) red, don’t cross the street. 9) The equipment … (is / are) too complicated. 10) The stairs … (is / are) very old. 11) The acoustics in this room (is / are) very good. 12) … (is / are) there any statistics for road accidents? 13) There … (is / are) many series of this book. 14) The phenomena … (is / are) unusual. 15) The traffic … (is / are) very heavy in this street. Be careful! 16) Mathematics … (is / are) difficult for me. 17) The knowledge she has got at the university … (is / are) very deep. 18) The military … (has / have) occupied the house.

 

9. Rewrite these sentences in the plural making necessary changes:

1) The room is dark. 2) There is a deer on the hill. 3) The leaf is turning yellow. 4) The shop is closed today. 5) A bear is stronger as a wolf. 6) She is a pretty girl of twenty years old. 7) We are going to sell that sheep. 8) Can you see that goose? 9) The book is on the table. 10) This film was interesting. 11) The child has been ill this week. 12) This tooth is giving me some trouble. 13) The dress is new. 14) I’ve lost my key. 15) The roof has been damaged. 16) This is John’s pet mouse. 17) Which video do you like best?

 

10. Rewrite these sentences in the singular making necessary changes:

1) We took the children to the zoo. 2) The days are long in summer. 3) My teeth ache. 4) Do you know the people who live here? 5) There were several beautiful flowers. 6) The women are going shopping now. 7) The mice are grey. 8) These heroes are unknown. 9) Help your mom to carry heavy bags. 10) How much do these cars cost? 11) Buses leave here every hour. 12) Small computers aren’t cheap. 13) Big cities are always fascinating. 14) They are architects. 15) I like comedies. 16) There are some sandwiches left. 17) Why are these flats so expensive?


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1. Fill in the blanks with the appropriate article where necessary:

1) There is … apple. 2) Where is … post office? 3) … Jane’s uncle is … pilot. 4) This is … way to … railway station. 5) It’s … long way to … bank. 6) There are a lot of … flowers in … garden. 7) … red dress is my sister’s. 8) There is some sugar in … cup. 9) Open … window, please! 10) … bottle of water, please! 11) … her eyes are grey. 12) Jane’s parents went to … school to speak to the teacher. 13) … sea is calm today. 14) The police took him to … prison. 15) Do you study law in … high school? 16) He always gets up early and goes jogging before going to … work. 17) A lot of children don’t like … school. 18) There is no place like … home. 19) I’m looking for … job. I don’t like … job I have. 20) Alice is wearing … new dress today. … dress is nice. 21) This is … interesting book. 22) … article he is reading at the moment is very interesting. 23) Is … bag new? I like it. 24) Kate’s husband is … engineer. … his profession is interesting. 25) I need … black pen. 26) These are … very nice shoes. 27) Put … cups on … table, please! 28) Do you know where … my watch is? 29) There is … mistake in … sentence. Correct … mistake. 30) Can you tell me where … stadium is?

 

2. Fill in the blanks with the appropriate article where necessary:

1) Do you remember … name of … street where she lived two years ago? 2) He is … only person I know at … party. 3) All … students must learn … following rule by heart. 4) He is such … clever boy! 5) I don’t understand … last words. 6) I’m going to … post office. I must buy … stamps. 7) … kitchen in my flat is too small. I’m looking for … flat with … larger kitchen. 8) How can I get to … station? – You must turn to … right. 9) He showed me … centre of … city. 10) She looked out of … window and saw … same man standing there again. 11) Mary likes going to … country for … weekend. 12) Let’s put … table in … middle of … kitchen. 13) Who is … driver of this … car? You can’t park … cars here. 14) … man and … woman were sitting opposite me. … man was … American, but I think … woman was … British. 15) Ted sat down on … chair nearest … door. 16) Can you turn off … light, please? 17) Have you got … car? 18) Did Paula get … job she applied for? 19) I have to go to … bank and then I’m going to … post office. 20) I don’t like going to … dentist. 21) Helen works eight hours … day, five days … week. 22) This morning I’ve bought … newspaper and … magazine. … newspaper is in my bag, but I can’t remember where I’ve put … magazine. 23) Can you recommend me … good restaurant? 24) My friend live in … old house in … small village. There is … beautiful garden behind … house. I would like to have … garden like that. 25) I saw … accident this morning. … car crashed into … tree. … driver of … car wasn’t hurt, but … car was badly damaged. 26) Would you like … apple? 27) Excuse me. Can you tell me how to get to … airport? 28) We stayed at … very nice hotel, but I can’t remember … name of it. 29) Have you finished with … book I lent you? 30) There is … supermarket at the end of … street I live in.

 

3. Fill in the blanks with the appropriate article where necessary:

1) My … sister has just got … job in … bank in Manchester. 2) I’m sorry. It was … mistake of mine. 3) Paris is … capital of France. 4) I go to … cinema a lot, but I haven’t been to … theatre for ages. 5) Would you like to live in … country? 6) … hotel we stayed at was … very nice hotel. 7) What did you have for … breakfast? 8) We had … very nice lunch. 9) Did you have … nice holiday? – Yes, it was … best holiday I’ve ever had. 10) I lay down on … ground and looked up at … sky. 11) Sarah spends most of her free time watching … television. 12) It was … very hot day. It was … hottest day of … year. 13) Judy had … accident last week. She was taken to … hospital. She’s still in … hospital. I’m going to … hospital to visit her. 14) When I leave … school I want to go to … university. 15) Sally’s mother goes to … church every Saturday. 16) I’d like to live near … sea. 17) Chris didn’t go to … work yesterday. 18) Every term parents are invited to … school to meet … teachers. 19) … economic situation was very bad. Many people were out of … work. 20) I’m afraid of … dogs. 21) My favourite subject at … school was … history. 22) We took … children to … zoo last Saturday. 23) … English people I know drink … lot of … tea. 24) … children learn from playing. 25) … film wasn’t very good, but I liked … music. 26) All … cars in this … car park belong to … people who work here. 27) … women live longer than … men. 28) Our train leaves from … Platform 3. 29) Have you had … dinner yet? 30) … most people believe that … marriage and … family life are … basis of … society.

 

4. Fill in the blanks with the appropriate article where necessary:

1) … First World War lasted from 1914 until 1918. 2) Who are … people in this photograph? 3) … bicycle is … excellent means of transport. 4) Can you play … guitar? 5) He is at … work at the moment. 6) We saw … giraffe at … zoo. … giraffe is my favourite animal. 7) What do you know about … origins of … man? 8) … French are famous for their food. 9) When was … telephone invented? 10) Mary comes from … large family. 11) … computer has changed the way we live. 12) It was … sunny morning and the family decided to have … breakfast in … garden. 13) Let’s meet on … Friday afternoon. I can invite you to … dinner. 14) He spent … winter in … town. 15) … summer is very short in Britain. 16) How did you spend … day? 17) We were looking for … place to spend … night. … place we found turned out to be in … village. … village was small. 18) Who’s at … door? – It’s … postman. 19) Jane is … pupil. She is at … school now. 20) We prefer to spend our holidays in … country. 21) My sister works as … actress. 22) Where is Jim at … moment? – I think he is at … work. 23) … cats don’t like … cold weather. 24) You’ve been in … bed for hours. 25) I think … red one will suit you best. … red is more your colour. 26) If you study History, you have to read a lot. 27) We reached … town before … sunset. 28) I’ve never seen … dawn like it! I got up early to admire … dawn. 29) I’m tired and I’m going to … bed. 30) He is coming on … Wednesday and we’ll meet at … airport.

 

5. Fill in the blanks with the appropriate article where necessary:

1) … weather is fine today. Let’s go for a walk. 2) First of all you must think of … health. 3) ... work I’m doing is very difficult. 4) It’s … wonderful work of art. 5) He needs … experience to become … good doctor. 6) … information he has may be interesting to you. 7) I think he had … interesting life. 8) He likes … strong tea with … sugar and … lemon. 9) Waiter! I’d like … juice and … ice-cream, please. 10) Can I have … bread and butter? – … butter is in … fridge and here is … bread. 11) I think … English grammar isn’t difficult. 12) … tourists made … fire and cooked … food. 13) John is interested in … ancient history and knows much about … life of people at that time. 14) Do you prefer … clothes made of … silk or … cotton? 15) … grass is wet. Never sit on … wet grass. 16) … meat we had for lunch last Saturday was tough.

 

6. Fill in the blanks with the appropriate article where necessary:

1) I used all … butter that was in … butter dish. 2) I often listen to … music and I like … rock best. 3) … breakfast I ordered still hasn’t arrived. 4) That was … very nice dinner. 5) Do you always have … tea at four? 6) Mary has got … orange. 7) … Italians like … spaghetti. 8) Your dress is … same colour as mine. 9) We heard … news on … radio. 10) You’ll find … information you need at … top of … page 25. 11) … sugar isn’t very good for you. 12) Do you like … Chinese food? 13) Can you pass me … salt, please? 14) I don’t drink … tea. I don’t like it. 15) I don’t use … sugar when I’m cooking. 16) I don’t use … sugar when I’m cooking.

7. Fill in the blanks with the appropriate article where necessary:

1) I like … tea with … milk in it. 2) I think … dress is made of … silk. 3) Would you like … cup of … coffee? 4) … chocolate which I ate last night tasted very strange. 5) … advice he gave me helped a lot. 6) … spring is rather wet in our country. 7) What do you usually do in … winter? 8) I can give you … good piece of … advice. 9) … air was fresh and cold. 10) … life is impossible without … water. 11) … oil is lighter than … water. 12) He has … deep knowledge in … physics. 13) The patient was making … progress. 14) Nothing can travel faster than … light. 15) This is … coffee I’m so fond of. 16) She doesn’t eat … pork. 17) He wanted to give his son … good education.

 

8. Fill in the blanks with the appropriate article where necessary:

1) I met … George Smith as I was going down the street. 2) … USA is situated in … North America and borders on … Mexico and … Canada. 3) The country is situated in … Western Europe. 4) He has a wonderful house in … Spain. 5) They spent their vacations in … Alps. 6) … Browns lived … quiet life somewhere in Texas. 7) Is he … Doctor Miles you told me about? 8) We expect … Morgans for supper. 9) … sun is … star. 10) … moon goes round … earth every 27 days. 11) … British Prime Minister left for … Middle East early this morning. 12) This story was written by … famous English writer S.W. Maugham. 13) … Newcastle is a large city in … north-east of … England. 14) On … Sundays he always goes to … Regent’s Park. 15) We are to meet at … London Airport. 16) The conversation was in … Spanish. As I didn’t know … Spanish language I was silent. 17) … Savoy is a luxury hotel in … London. 18) I know a house in … Madison Avenue you can rent. 19) I’ve already been to … Tate Gallery twice. 20) … Today is a popular newspaper. 21) You can find him at … Covent Garden. 22) Have you been to … Canada or … United States? 23) … Peter and … Paul are brothers. 24) They live near … Lake Constance.

 

9. Fill in the blanks with the appropriate article where necessary:

1) … highest mountain in … Alps is … Mont Blanc. 2) … Sweden is in … northern Europe. 3) … France and … Britain are separated by … English Channel. 4) … Milan is in … north of … Italy. 5) … Africa is much larger than … Europe. 6) … River Volga flows into ... Caspian Sea. 7) … Africa’s highest mountain is … Kilimanjaro. 8) Have you ever been to … British Museum? 9) … Hyde Park is a very large park in … central London. 10) … Dublin Airport is situated about 12 kilometers from the city centre. 11) … Statue of Liberty is at the entrance to … New York Harbour. 12) … Frank is a student at … Cambridge University. 13) … Grand Hotel is in … Baker Street. 14) I’d like to go to … China and to see … Great Wall. 15) Which newspaper do you want? – … Herald Tribune, please. 16) There is a splendid view of … Lake Geneva from this hotel. 17) Go down … Oxford Street till you come to … Oxford Circus, then turn right. 18) He has travelled everywhere from … Central Asia to … Africa. 19) A lot of people have tried to cross … Sahara without being very good prepared. 20) Last year I visited … Belfast. 21) In … west …British Isles are washed by … Atlantic Ocean. 22) Shall we sit outside? … sun is warm. 23) Last year he graduated from … Cambridge University.

 

10. Fill in the blanks with the appropriate article where necessary:

1) We get coffee mostly from … Columbia. 2) What city is the capital of … USA? 3) Last month they travelled by car around … Europe. 4) … north of … Scotland is very beautiful. 5) … America consists of two parts: … South and … North America. 6) … Himalayas are the highest mountains in … Asia. 7) … United Kingdom contains four parts: … England, … Scotland, … Wales and … Northern Ireland. 8) … Thames is the most important river in … Great Britain. 9) … Mediterranean Sea washes … Europe, … Asia and … northern coast of … Africa. 10) Where are … Bermudas situated? 11) … Brazil is the largest country of … South America. 12) … Amazon is the widest river in … world. 13) I haven’t been to … Netherlands yet. 14) … Alaska is the biggest state in … USA. 15) … Paris is the capital of … France. 16) Are you from … Australia? 17) … Republic of China is the third largest country in … world after … Russia and … Canada. 18) … Bolshoi Theatre is famous for its ballet performances. 19) … British Museum is famous for its library. 20) Julius Caesar founded … Tower of London. 21) Our train leaves from … Waterloo Station at 9 a.m. 22) You should go to … National Gallery. 23) … London Zoo is situated in … Regent Park in London.



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