domingo, 17 de julio de 2016

6. Connectors












1.Fill in the blanks with a suitable linker
1................................. their parents opposition, Tom and Ann decided to get married.
2.We’ll leave the note on the table............................he can see it.
3...................................... I have a great respect for him, I don ́t particularly like him.
4.Tim isn ́t suitable for the job. He ́s too old. ...................................., he isn ́t interested.
5................................. there are no more questions to discuss, we can finish the meeting.
6. Brian is leaving the company .................. .................. his age.
7. The sweater was .................. big ....................  I couldn’t wear it.
8.He worked for the same company all his life ................................... he retired.
9. Linkers are quite difficult to learn. ............................., they are worth studying.
10.The temperature in Saudi Arabia can reach 50º C. ....................... , a lot of business is done early in the day.
11.I failed the exam precisely ................................ I didn ́t have time to study.
12.John, ........................... you speak French, I wondered if I could ask you some words.
13.Nora eats green vegetables .................................... they are good for her health.
14.It was ............................ wonderful view ............................... we were left speechless.
15................ the teacher was out of the class, some pupils wrote a message on the board.
16.There ́s time to get a sandwich from the cafeteria...................... the next class begins.
17.The president was very unpopular. .........., .his resignation did not come as a surprise.
18.Tim has to go to the dentist ................................. an infected tooth.
19.I didn’t tell you............................... Make you angry.
20.It was ................................good cake .......I couldn’t help eating it.
21.I ́ll look after the children ........................... you are making dinner.
22.She walked carefully................................ the streets were covered in ice.
23................................... he lost a lot of blood, he is in stable condition.
24.She went to the supermarket .....................buy an ice -cream.
25.I understand your point of view. ........................, I don ́t agree with it.
26.You know what is in the letter, ........................ I won ́t read it to you.
27.He raised his voice .....................he could be heard.
28........................we are here, let’s enjoy ourselves.
29.The rent for the building was reasonable. ..........................., the location was  perfect.
30.He sat down ...................he would have a rest.

2.Rewrite the following sentences using the conjunctions in brackets.

1. Since Bill had lived in Spain for six years, he spoke Spanish fluently. (so)
2.I am sick and tired of people phoning me during my favourite TV programme. (while)
3. I don ́t know Helen very much. Nevertheless, I like her. (in spite of )
4.The weather was very hot, so we all felt tired. (because)
5If you don’t want to wake up the baby, speak softly. (so as to)
6.We are old but we enjoy life. (despite)
7.The game was so easy that even a child could play it. (such)
8.They opened the window because they didn’t want the smoke to go in the kitchen. (so that)
9.He speaks Chineseand he can also read it. (furthermore)
10.I‘m going to do more sport because I want to lose some weight. (in order to)
11.I worked hard although I didn ́t get the results I expected. (nevertheless)
12.It’s such a fantastic story that I can’t believe it. (so)
13.They acted quickly because they wanted to avoid confusion. (so that)
14.You seem to know so much about it. For this reason, I would like to hear your version of the incident. (as)
15.You may not feel like doing it but you should visit your aunt. (however)
16.Let’s take a taxi. I want to arrive in time. (so that)
17. The paintings were so beautiful that I went to the museum twice. (such)
18.The T-shirts were so cheap that we bought quite a lot. (such)
19.Tom is such a bad player that nobody wants him in their team. (so)
20.Sara is so intelligent that everybody asks for her advice. (such)


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