English Grammar Exercises for B1- Articles, will and going to

1. Read the dialogue. Tick the correct answers.

Paddy   What are you doing at 1) ______ weekend?

Ellie       I’m going caving. There’s 2) ______ great place for it in the mountains near uncle’s house.

Paddy   It’s 3) ______ dangerous hobby, isn’t it?

Ellie       Not really. uncle is 4) ______ rock climbing instructor. He says 5) ______ caving is safer than 6) ______ climbing.

Paddy I’d love to learn how to climb.

Ellie     uncle could teach you, but he charges £25 7) ______ hour.

Paddy I can’t afford that. But I think there’s 8) ______ indoor climbing wall in town. I could practise there.

1) a      the 

2) a      no article

3) a      the

4) a      no article

5) the   no article

6) the   no article

7) an    no article

8) an     the

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1) the   2) a   3) a   4) a   5) no article

6) no article   7) an   8) an

2. Complete the text with a / an, the, or no article (-).

This man is inside 1) a cave. He’s 2) ____ professional caver, but he’s still feeling nervous. Why? Because 3) ____ cave is much bigger than it looks. In fact, it’s 4) ____ deepest cave in the world. It’s called 5) ____ Krubera Cave, and it’s near 6) ____ Black Sea. It is 7) ____ only cave on Earth that is more than 2 km deep. Caves like this are fascinating places for 8) ____ explorers because there are always new parts to discover. In 2005, 9) ____ Ukrainian caver called Alexander Klimchouk organised 10) ____ expedition into the cave. 11) ____ expedition involved 56 people and went deeper than 2 km. In 2012, a Ukrainian diver called Gennady Samokhin went even deeper by diving down through the muddy water at 12) ____ bottom.

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2) a   3) the   4) the   5) the   6) the   7) the

8) – 9) a   10) an   11) The   12) the

3. Circle the ending that is more natural.

1) ‘There’s somebody at the door.’ ‘OK,

a I’m going to answer it.’

b I’ll answer it.’

2) ‘These boxes are too heavy. Look out –

a I’m going to drop them!’

b I’ll drop them!’

3) ‘Would you like something to drink?’ ‘Yes,

a I’m going to have a glass of water, please.’

b I’ll have a glass of water, please.’

4) ‘Show me your picture. I promise

a I’m not going to laugh.’

b I won’t laugh.’

5) ‘What are your plans for the afternoon?’

a ‘I’ll stay in and watch TV.’

b ‘I’m going to stay in and watch TV.’

6) ‘We’re going to the Caribbean this year.

a It will be first visit.’

b It’s going to be first visit.’

7) ‘I’ve forgotten pencil case.’ ‘Don’t worry,

a I’ll lend you a pen.’

b I’m going to lend you a pen.’

8) ‘That’s a fantastic pass!

a They’ll score a goal!’

b They’re going to score a goal!’

9) ‘I’m going to the cinema tonight.’ ‘Really?

a What will you see?’

b What are you going to see?’

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1) b   2) a   3) b   4) b   5) b   6) a   7) a   8) b   9) b

4. Complete the dialogue with the correct form of will or going to and the verbs in brackets.

Jack   1) _________ (go) ice skating on Saturday evening with Luke. Would you like to come?

Annie Yes, please. Where 2) _________ (you / meet)? At the ice rink?

Jack    No, at the bus stop near house.

Annie I live really near to the ice rink, so I 3) _________ (see) you there. What time?

Jack    Six o’clock in the evening. I think it 4) _________ (be) quite busy.

Annie Yes, definitely. It’s more expensive on Saturday evenings, isn’t it?

Jack    Don’t worry. I 5) _________ (get) a ticket for you. I’ve got some vouchers, so it 6) _________ (not cost) too much.

Annie  Thanks! I 7) _________ (see) you on Saturday, then.

Jack     At six o’clock.

Annie 8) _________ (not be) late, I promise.

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1) ’m going to go   2) are you going to meet   3) ’ll see

4) ’s going to be   5) ’ll get   6) won’t cost   7) ’ll see

8) won’t be