Expressing contrast

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exercise one

EXERCISES ON CONNECTORS( CONTRAST)
FILL IN THE BLANKS WITH A SUITABLE CONTRAST
CONNECTOR ( WHEREAS, BUT, ALTHOUGH, HOWEVER, DESPITE, IN
SPITE OF, ON THE OTHER HAND)
1._____________ Andrew was warned of the risks, he decided to travel

alone to South America.
2.Maria did not get a promotion______________ her qualifications.
3.Zambia is a land- locked country,____________ Kenya has a coastline.

4.On the one hand, you could rent a flat instead of buying one.
__________you are always at the mercy of landlords.
5.This restaurant has a good reputation,______________ that one does
not.
6.The city has a 50 kph limit.__________________, people are often
caught speeding.
7.You won’t be forgiven___________________ your apology.
8.We couldn’t find a house to buy_______________we looked at quite a
few.
9.He always looks so lonely and sad____________ his popularity.
10.He is quiet and shy,_________________ his sister is lively and talkative
JOIN EACH PAIR OF SENTENCES. BE CAREFUL WHERE YOU PUT THE
WORDS IN BRACKETS. ( ALTHOUGH, IN SPITE OF , DESPITE)

1.Dave smokes. He seems to be in good health ( although)
2.I couldn’t sleep. I was tired. ( despite)
3.Max didn’t notice the sign. It was right in front of him ( even though)

4. Kate never learnt Spanish. She lived in Spain for many years
(although)
5.Joe is a millionaire .He hatesspending money. ( despite)
REWRITE THESE SENTENCES.

1.Icouldn’t sleep although I was tired. ( despite)
2.Although he has got an English name, he is in fact German. (despite)
3.In spite of her injured foot, she managed to walk to the village( although)
4.I decided to accept the job although the salary was low. ( in spite of)
5.We lost the match although we were the better team.( despite)

6.In spite of not having eaten for 24 hours, I didn’t feel hungry. (even

though)
7.Although she was tired, she went to work ( but)
8.They went out for a walk, even though the weather was bad. ( despite)
9.She managed to write in spite of her injured hand ( although)
10.She has plenty of money, but she is very mean ( although)

Answers:

1.Although2. despite/ in spite of3. whereas4On the other hand
5 whereas
6 However
7despite/ in spite of8 although9
despite/ in spite of /whereas

1.AlthoughDave smokes, he seems to be in good health.
2.I couldn’t sleep despite being tired.
3.Max didn’t notice the sign even though it was right in front of him.
4.Kate never learnt Spanish although se lived in Spain for many years

5.Despite being a millionaire, Joe hates spending money./ Despite his
wealth , Joe ……
1.I couldn’t sleep despite being tired
2.Despite having an English name / Despite his English name , he is in fact
German.
3.Although she had injured her foot / Although her foot was injured, she
managed to walk to the village.
4.I decided to accept the job in spite of the low salary / in spite of the salary
being low,
5.We lost the match despite being the better team/ despite the fact that we

were the better team.
6.Even though I hadn’t eaten for 24 hours, I didn’t feel hungry.
7.She was tired, but she went to work.
8.They went out for a walk despite the bad weather.
9.She managed to write although her hand was injured.
10.Although she has plenty of money, she is very mean.

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