Advanced Level >> Grammar Worksheets >> This is a grammar worksheet which helps students use words such as "though", "despite" and "however".

Contrasting Ideas

In each question, there are two contrasting idea. Use the word in brackets to write one sentence.

1. Harold wasn't the fastest runner. He won the race. (despite the fact)

2. There were not many people at the party. It was really enjoyable. (but)

3. I didn't feel too good this morning. I went to work. (despite not ___ing)

4. It's an old radio. It works really well. (nevertheless)

5. Gary worked for weeks on that assignment. He got a terrible mark for it. (although)

6. I was wearing my thick overcoat. I felt cold while at the stadium watching the game. (despite my)

7. I lay on the beach all day. I am as white as I was before! (in spite)

8. I didn't get the job. I performed confidently at the interview. (however)

9. Rosa and Marcello had a huge row last night. They seem very happy today. (even though)

10. My English is really good. They asked me to take a course at the university. (in spite of ___ing) Premium

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