CLAUSES OF CONCESSION OR CONTRAST
ANALIZE THESE SENTENCES. WHICH KIND OF SENTENCE IS EACH ONE OF THEM? He had a good voice but he never sang in public. Although it was hot, he wore boots.
Match the following sentences. Use but, even though/although, in spite of/despite, in spite/despite the fact that • He couldn’t find a job • He is shy • They performed remarkably • He couldn’t find a job • They didn’t win the first prize • He is really charming • His talent • He had talent
Match the following sentences. Use however/nevertheless, while/whereas, yet/still, on the other hand • He left early. • She is blonde • It was June • My new house is in a safer area. • It is much smaller than my old one • He missed the bus • Her brother has dark hair • It was quite cold
Recognize how the following connectors are being used.as a result/therefore/consequently/as a consequence, so, so/such… that • The hole in the ozone layer is becoming bigger. As a result the Earth’s temperature is rising at an alarming rate. • I was feeling lonely, so I went to visit my friend. • Jack is such a good singer that every body loves him • The thief ran so fast that nobody was able to catch him.
Now just pay attention to such… that • Jack is such a good singer that everybody loves him. • They were such nice people that I will never forget their kindness. • It was such heavy luggage that we had to pay excess baggage charge at the airport. • There was such a lot of books that he has to buy a new bookcase. • There was such a lot of work to do that I couldn’t finish on time.
Now just pay attention to so… that • She felt so embarrassed that she blushed. • The thief ran so fast that nobody was able to catch him. • There was so much smog that I couldn’t see the view. • I’ve got so little money that I can’t pay the rent. • There were so many mistakes in the book that it had to be reprinted. • He had so few plastic cups that he had to go and buy more.
Now check your student book answers and correct them, please! • By the way, you are also solving Ex. 8 pp. 123 • Homework Wiki extra exercise.