Linkers of contrast•In spite of / despite•Although / even though /though
in spite of / despiteWe use them to expresscontrast. They mean thesame thing.
FORM 1• In spite of/ despite + v-ing,clause (subject +verb)• Example: In spite of/despiterevising for hours, I didn’t dowe...
Form 2•In spite of/ despite + nounphrase, clause (subject+verb)•Example: Despite myrevision, I didn’t do well inthe test.
• We can also put in spite of /despite in the middle of asentence.• I didn’t do well in the test,despite revising for hours.
Although/ even though / though• We use them to express contrast.They mean the same thing.• Even though is stronger thanalt...
• FORM• ALTHOUGH + CLAUSE (subject +verb), CLAUSE (subject + verb)• Although it was cloudy, we wentto the beach.
Use the appropriate linker:•……. my warnings, he wentto North Korea.•Despite/ in spite of mywarnings, he went to NorthKorea.
• … she didn’t feel like going to the cinema, sheenjoyed the film in the end.• Even though/although she didn’t feel likego...
• They visited Paris, ………. they didn’thave time to visit the Eiffel Tower.• They visited Paris, eventhough/although they d...
• She decided to go abroad for ayear, ……… not speaking thelanguage very well.• She decided to go abroad for ayear, despite...
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Linkers of contrast

  1. 1. Linkers of contrast•In spite of / despite•Although / even though /though
  2. 2. in spite of / despiteWe use them to expresscontrast. They mean thesame thing.
  3. 3. FORM 1• In spite of/ despite + v-ing,clause (subject +verb)• Example: In spite of/despiterevising for hours, I didn’t dowell in the test.
  4. 4. Form 2•In spite of/ despite + nounphrase, clause (subject+verb)•Example: Despite myrevision, I didn’t do well inthe test.
  5. 5. • We can also put in spite of /despite in the middle of asentence.• I didn’t do well in the test,despite revising for hours.
  6. 6. Although/ even though / though• We use them to express contrast.They mean the same thing.• Even though is stronger thanalthough/though.• I enjoyed the party, even though/although/though I didn’t like themusic.
  7. 7. • FORM• ALTHOUGH + CLAUSE (subject +verb), CLAUSE (subject + verb)• Although it was cloudy, we wentto the beach.
  8. 8. Use the appropriate linker:•……. my warnings, he wentto North Korea.•Despite/ in spite of mywarnings, he went to NorthKorea.
  9. 9. • … she didn’t feel like going to the cinema, sheenjoyed the film in the end.• Even though/although she didn’t feel likegoing to the cinema, she enjoyed the film inthe end.
  10. 10. • They visited Paris, ………. they didn’thave time to visit the Eiffel Tower.• They visited Paris, eventhough/although they didn’t havetime to visit the Eiffel Tower.
  11. 11. • She decided to go abroad for ayear, ……… not speaking thelanguage very well.• She decided to go abroad for ayear, despite/in spite of notspeaking the language very well.

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