ACTIVITIES ON CONNECTORS 1.- LINK THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES BY MEANS OF A CONNECTOR: a)
I haven’t studied enough this term. ________________ , I have failed my exams.
b) They finished playing the match _______________they were quite tired. c)
I want Susan to come to the party ____________ I can introduce her to my friend Peter.
d) _____________ she didn’t call us, we thought she didn’t want to come to the cinema with us. e)
Mandy went to the library ___________ give a book back and ___________ borrow a new one.
Things have changed in relation to women’s role in society; _____________ , both men and women share the housework.
g) Mike hated Jenny at first. ________________, he fell in love with her in the end. h) Sevilla lost their match against Jerez. ______________, Betis was defeated by Jaen. i)
The teacher gave us more activities ______________ we could practise on Christmas holiday.
A lot of people in poor countries sell drugs ______________ their children can have food to eat.
REWRITE THE FOLLOWING SENTENCES WITHOUT CHANGING THE MEANING
AND USING THE CONNECTOR GIVEN TO YOU. REMEMBER THAT YOU OFTEN HAVE TO MAKE SOME OTHER CHANGES IN THE SENTENCES: 1.
Despite his heart disease, he ran 5 miles everyday.
David collected stamps when he was a child. He collected The Beatles posters too.
I think the Internet has a lot of advantages, but it has a lot of disadvantages too.
My father loved Dire Straits. That’s why he bought all their albums.
As a result of his bad marks at school, he decided to leave three years ago and start working.
Luke had to repair the roof before the rainy weather came, so I helped him.
Esther called me up. She wanted to talk to me because she felt lonely without her mother.
I don’t like Brad Pitt’s movies. Well, I only like Seven.
David is a very kind person, but his brother is very stupid.
10. Kathy wanted to listen to Paul McCartney live, so she travelled to Liverpool.
3.- CHOOSE THE BEST OPTION: 1.
In spite of/Although it is unlawful, they sell tobbacco to teenagers under eighteen in that shop.
Since/Due to she was late, the teacher didn’t let her into the classroom.
My little brother always tells me tender things so that/ in order to I will play with him.
Frank sold his old car to/for to buy a new one.
My neighbour had no car and, therefore/however, he had to walk everywhere.
Rich countries don’t help poor countries but/thus they exploit them.
My parents will let me go to Italy unless/as long as I get good results at the end of the course.
I watch football on TV despite/although I prefer basket to football.
I would like to go to France at Christmas. Although/However, that’s not possible. I don’t have enough money!
10. The rate of male smokers in Spain is lower that the rate of female ones, whereas/however in France it is just the opposite. 11. Tomorrow the price of petrol will go up. Consequently/Besides, everybody is taking their cars to petrol stations today. 12. I love Bruce Springsteen, but/although I dislike his last album. 13. According to some surveys, most policemen do not want to be sent to the Basque Country in order not to/to not take any risk in relation to terrorist actions. 14. They decided to put off the meeting, since/because of there were only ten people at the conference room. 15. Tom promised to lend me his car, however,/.However, he changed his mind the very last minute.
4.- FIND THE MISTAKE AND REWRITE THE SENTENCE CORRECTLY: 1.
The nurse left so that the doctor spoke to the patient privately.
Tomorrow I’ll go to the barber shop for to have my hair cut.
I was invited to Mike’s party however I didn’t feel like going.
Although Jane was very tired, she decided not to go out last Saturday night.
Some companies want to control the international market. For this, they try to set new factories all over the world.
Although/Althought she knew it was Margaret’s birthday, she didn’t buy her anything.
My parents thought I hadn’t sat for any exams last term. But/Nevertheless, I did all of them, though I didn’t pass any.
All Gore is very popular among American people, but/although George Bush Jr. is criticized for his supporting the death penalty.
I always wash the dishes after dinner so that/so as to my mother can have a rest.
10. The coach often talks to the players just before the match for to/in order to encourage them.