Pre-Intermediate Vocabulary Exercise: Discourse Markers

Choose the correct word for each sentence - each is only used once.

on the other hand
at least

1. I had a terrible day at work and lost my umbrella too. I spoke to that nice guy who works in the coffee shop at last!

2. Television turns people into lazy couch potatoes. , there are some educational programmes on.

3. , I would like to welcome you all to the conference today.

4. the film was a little boring, we still had a nice evening out.

5. I've always known Caroline as a mean person. , she lent me $10 yesterday without me having to ask twice!

6. I got up at 9 o'clock yesterday and had a cold shower. , I had breakfast and left for work.

7. My brother works in a large office I work on my own at home.

8. Why do you think I don't want to go out tonight. , I would be delighted to get out of the house.

9. You should go to university as it gives you a chance to meet so many new people. , it gives you the chance to get important qualifications and get a better job.

10. I don't want to go to the football game. Football bores me and I don't want to pay $40 for a ticket. , look at the weather! All that rain!

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