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I/. Choose the correct comletion:

1/. (Even though / Despite) her doctor warned her, Carol has continued to smoke nearly three packs of cigarettes a day.

2/.  (Even though / Despite) her doctor’s warnings, Carol has continued to smoke nearly three packs of cigarettes a day.

3/. (Even though / Despite) the warnings her doctor gave her, Carol has continued to smoke nearly three packs of cigarettes a day. 

4/.  (Even though / Despite) the fact that her doctor warned her of dangers to her health, Carol continues to smoke.

5/. (Even though / Despite)  she has been warned about the danger of smoking by her doctor, Carol continues to smoke.

6/. (Although /  In spite of) an approaching storm, the two climbers continued their trek up the mountain.

7/. (Although / In spite of)  a storm was approaching, the two climbers continued their trek.

8/. (Even though / In spite of) the storm that was approaching the mountain area, the two climbers continues their trek.

9/. (Although / Despite) his many hours of practice, George failed his driving test for the third time.

10/. (Although / Despite) he had practised for many hours, George failed his driving test for the third time.

11/. (Although / Despite) practising for many hours, George failed his driving test again.

12/. (Although / Despite) his mother and his father’s efforts to teach him how to drive, George failed his driving test. 


II/. Complete the following sentences with although, despite, because, because of

1/. _____________it rained a lot, we enjoyed our holiday.

2/. A. ___________all our careful plans, a lot of things went wrong.

     B. ___________we had planned everything carefully, a lot of things went wrong.

3/. A. I went home early ____________I was feeling unwell.

     B. I went to work the next day____________I was still feeling unwell.

4/. A. She only accepted the job __________the salary, which was very high.

     B. She accepted the job _____________the salary, which was rather low.

5/. A. I managed to get to sleep ____________there was a lot of noise.

     B. I couldn’t get to sleep _____________the noise.


III/. Choose the best answer:

1/. _________ having the best qualifications among all the applicants, Justin was not offered the job.

A. Although               B. While                                 C. In spite of              D. Despite of

2/. ________ the internet  is very popular, many older people do not know how to use it.

A. However               B. Nevertheless                    C. Even though         D. Despite

3/. _________ he wasn’t feeling very well, David was determined to take part in the inter-university athletics meet.

A. Although               B. While                                 C. Where as               D. yet

4/. They were brave and persistent._________, they had no chance of winning.

A. However               B. While                                 C. Although               D. Whereas

5/. Bob has been working very hard these days. ________, he can’t afford to buy a new car.

A. While                    B. Even though                     C.Though                   D. Nevertheless

6/. __________ what she prepared for the job interview, Megan didn’t pass it.

A. Despite of             B. In spite of                          C. Though                  D. However

7/. Josh is one of the best student of the school._________, he can’t pass the national chemistry exam.

A.However                                                                B.Although               

C. In spite of the fact that                                        D. Despite of the fact that

8/. Bruce was not praised_________ he was a hard worker.

A.despite                   B. in spite of                          C. although                D. despite of

9/. It looks like they are going to succeed_________ their present difficulties.

A.despite                   B. although                            C. in spite                  D. even though

10/. Mery usually goes to parties. She likes meeting people and crowded places ________she is rather shy.

A.In spite of              B. Even though                     C. On the contrary     D. In other words

11/. Ann: Have you decided to get the job?

       Terry: Yes, I’ve just decided. I’ll accept that job_________ it is not suitable with my major. It is not an interesting job,________ the salary is very good.

A. although / but          B. despite / and                 C. but / though          D. yet / however

12/. ________ he has continued to work on his thesis.

A. Although all these problems                             B. Even though there are problems

C. Despite all these problems                                 D. In spite of there are problems

17/. In spite of ____________, he was determined to finish his work.

A. was seriously ill.                                                     B. be seriously ill                            

C. his serious illness                                                   D. he was seriously ill

13. _______ some German and British management styles are similar, there are many differences between them.

A. In spite                  B. In spite of                          C. although                D. Despite

14. I could not eat _______ I was very hungry.

A. even though         B. in spite                              C. despite                   D. despite of

15. In spite _______, the baseball game was not cancelled.

A. the rain                  B. of the rain                                     B. it was raining        D. there was a rain

16. _______ he had enough money, he refused to buy a new car.

A. In spite                  B. In spite of                          C. Despite                  D. Although

17. _______, he walked to the station.

A. Despite being tired                                              B. Although to be tired

C. In spite being tired                                              D. Despite tired

18. The children slept well, despite _______.

A. it was noise          B. the noise                           C. of the noise           D. noisy

19. She left him _______ she still loved him.

A. even if                   B. even though                      C. in spite of              D. despite

20. _______ her lack of hard work, she was promoted.

A. In spite                  B. Even though                     C. In spite of              D. Despite of

21. _______ they are brothers, they do not look like.

A. Although               B. Even                                  C. Despite                  D. In spite of

22/. Our new neighbors are quite nice _______ they are sometimes talkative.

A. despite                  B. in spite of                         C. though                   D. as though

23/. _______ of the difficulty, they managed to climb to the top of the mountain.

A. In spite                  B. Despite                              C. But                         D. Although

24/. _____________, he could not finish the job.

A. As hard as he work                                             B. Despite he worked hard

C. Though he worked hard                                     D. Although hard work

25/. He went to work _____________ his headache.

A. despite                 B. although                            C. because                 D. because of

26/. Despite _______, we knew that he was guilty.

A. denied                   B. of denying            C. he denied              D. his denial

27/. Despite the fact that _______, we enjoyed our trip.

A. the weather is bad                                               B. it is a bad weather

C. the bad weather                                                   D. the weather was bad

28/. Julie failed the exam _______ of working very hard.

A. despite                  B. in spite                              C. even if                   D. though

29/. Tom went to work despite _______.

A. that he did not feel very well                            B. of the fact not feeling well

C. he did not feel very well                                    D. not feeling very well

30/. Though _______, they are good friends.

A. their sometimes quarrel                                     B. to have a quarrel sometimes

C. they sometimes have a quarrel                          D. of having a quarrel sometimes

31/. Despite _______, we arrived on time.

A. the traffic                                                              B. of the traffic                    

C there was heavy traffic                                        D. of there was heavy traffic

32/. ___________it was very cold, she did not put on her coat.

A. In case                   B. But                                     C. Even if                   D. Although


IV/. Choose the sentence which has the closest meaning to the original one.

1/. Mary tried to keep calm although she was very disappointed.

A. Mary was too disappointed to keep calm.

B. Despite her disappointment, Mary tried to keep calm.

C. Mary lost her temper because of her disappointment.

D. Feeling disappointed, Mary tried to keep calm, but she failed.

2/. Even though it was raining heavily, the explorers decided to continue their journey.

A. It rained so heavily that the explorers could not continue their journey.

B. The explorers put off their journey due to the heavy rain.

C. The heavy rain could not prevent the explorers from continuing their journey.

D. If it had rained heavily, the explorers would not have continued their journey.

3/. Despite his ability to do the job, he was not offered the position.

A. It was his ability that helped him do the job and get the position.

B. Although he was able to do the job, but he was not offered the position.

C. He was not offered the position, regardless of his ability to do the job.

D. If he had enough ability to do the job, he would be offered the position.

4/. He had worked very hard but he failed.

A. Hard as he worked, he failed.

B. Thanks to his hard work, he failed.

C. He did not succeeded because of his being hard working.

D. Even though being hard-working, he failed.


V/. Error identification:

1/. I didn’t get the job offered despite I had all necessary qualifications.

        A                         B         C                           D

2/. Despite of his age, he works very hard.

                          B            C               D

3/. Although he was badly ill, but he still kept his dental appointment.

                                   A           B                 C            D

4/  Although it has been raining heavily for hours, the whole village is flooded.

          A                         B                C                                                          D


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