I’ve shown you the rules for using “the”, “a,” and “an”. Now it’s time to put those rules into practice. We can start practicing with one of the free TOEFL Task 2 Independent Writing question from ETS’ official website (page 9 of this document).
The question is:
“Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Always telling the truth is the most important consideration in any relationship. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.”
To practice writing, first look at a sample answer to this question. In the sample answer, I have left out all of the articles. Can you figure out where to put the missing articles “the,” “a,” and “an”?
Download the full worksheet with answer key here:
TOEFL Writing Worksheet With Articles
And for more writing (and speaking!) practice, check out this post on TOEFL exercises.