Dec 18, 2016

UNIT 112 • Although / though / even though, In spite of / despite

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, 70 answers
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  • Complete the sentences. Use ‘although’ + a sentence from the box.

    ○       I didn’t speak the language
    ○       he has a very important job
    ○       I had never seen her before
    ○       we don’t like them very much
    ○       it was quite cold, the heating was on
    ○       I’d met her twice before
    ○       we’ve known each other for a long time
    • he isn’t particularly well-paid.
      I recognised her from a photograph.
      She wasn’t wearing a coat
      We thought we’d better invite them to the party
      I managed to make myself understood.
      the room wasn’t warm.
      I didn’t recognize her
      We’re not very good friends

    • Complete the sentences with ‘although’, ‘in spite of’, ‘because’, ‘because of’.
      •  . . . 
        Although
        it rained a lot, we enjoyed our holiday.
        • Although
        • In spite of
        • Because
        • Because of

      •  . . . 
        In spite of
        all our careful plans, a lot of things went wrong.
        • Although
        • In spite of
        • Because
        • Because of

      •  . . . 
        Although
        we had planned everything carefully, a lot of things went wrong.
        • Although
        • In spite of
        • Because
        • Because of

      • I went home early  . . . 
        because
        I was feeling unwell.
        • although
        • in spite of
        • because
        • because of

      • I went to work the next day  . . . 
        although
        I was still feeling unwell.
        • although
        • in spite of
        • because
        • because of

      • She only accepted the job  . . . 
        because of
        the salary, which was very high.
        • although
        • in spite of
        • because
        • because of

      • She accepted the job  . . . 
        in spite of
        the salary, which was rather low.
        • although
        • in spite of
        • because
        • because of

      • I managed to get to sleep  . . . 
        although
        there was a lot of noise.
        • although
        • in spite of
        • because
        • because of

      • I couldn’t get to sleep  . . . 
        because of
        the noise.
        • although
        • in spite of
        • because
        • because of

      • He passed the exam  . . . 
        although
        he didn’t study very hard.
        • although
        • in spite of
        • because
        • because of

      • He passed the exam  . . . 
        because
        he studied very hard.
        • although
        • in spite of
        • because
        • because of

      • I didn’t eat anything  . . . 
        although
        I was hungry.
        • although
        • in spite of
        • because
        • because of

      • I didn’t eat anything  . . . 
        in spite of
        the fact that I was hungry.
        • although
        • in spite of
        • because
        • because of

    • Make one sentence from two. Use the words in brackets in your sentences.
      • I couldn’t sleep. I was tired.
        I couldn’t (despite).

        • They have very little money. They are happy.
          In spite of (in spite of)

          • My foot was injured. I managed to walk to the nearest village.
            Although (although)

            • I enjoyed the film. The story was silly.
              I enjoyed (in spite of)

              • We live in the same street. We hardly ever see each other.
                Despite (despite)

                • I got very wet in the rain. I had an umbrella.
                  I got (even though)

                • Use the words in brackets to make a sentence with ‘though’ at the end.
                  • The house isn’t very nice.
                    I (like / garden)

                    • It’s quite warm.
                      It’s (a bit windy)

                      • We didn’t like the food.
                        We (ate)

                        • Liz is very nice.
                          I (don’t like / husband)

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