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  1. although, despite, in spite of
 
A) Rewrite the following sentences.
1 In spite of the high prices, we bought a lot of sweaters, (although)
Although the prices were high, we bought a lot of sweaters.
2. Although he didn't know anything about chemistry, he pretended to be a sufficient teacher. (despite)
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3 In spite other beauty, she can't find a boyfriend, (despite)
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4. Although he is 80, he looks quite thin. (in spite of)
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5. In spite of being rich, he doesn't waste his money buying useless things, (although)
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6. Despite the importance of the bridges, the government still ignores the fees taken from the drivers. (although)
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7. She tried to look strong despite the sorrows she faced within the last two months. (although)
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8. Despite the high inflation, people don't stop spending on their luxuries, (although)
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B) Choose the best alternative.
1. In spite of punishment at school, some students tend to have bad habits inside and outside the school.
a) Despite            b) In spite   c) Although
2. They didn't cancel the flights .............. the weather was stormy.
a) despite             b) in spite    c) although
3. .............. some side effects, people use pills when they catch cold.
a) Despite            b) In spite    c) Although
4. We don't call America Columbus ..............Columbus discovered the continent.
a) despite             b) in spite    c) although
5. .............. of lack of confidence, they accepted the new job proposal.
a) Despite            b) In spite    c) Although
 
C) Combine the following sentences, using although.
1. Matthew has got a lot of money. He doesn't buy expensive things.        ………………………………………..
2. Belinda was ill yesterday. She helped me with my homework.               ………………………………………..
3. Greg doesn't like driving. He has got a Tempra SX.                                ………………………………………..
4. Jack is very fat. He always eats starchy food.                                         ………………………………………..
5. Mr. Willison is very old. He ahvays drives fast.                                      ………………………………………..
 
 
D) Combine tlie following sentences, using in spite of.
1. Mirkelam is very popular. He doesn't go to parties.                                 ………………………………………..
2. The students studied with the teacher. They didn't understand the lesson. ……………………………………
3. The weather was very hot. The boys played football.                              ………………………………………..
4. Judith managed to write a letter. Her arm was injured.                           ………………………………………..
5. Adrian got up very late. He had an important race.                                 ………………………………………..
 
 
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