Bon's tips EFL exercises

CLAUSES OF CONTRAST (4)
Oraciones concesivas (4)

Un ejercicio para 2º Bachillerato
(An exercise for Advanced students)

Elige la conjunción correcta.
(Choose the right conjunction.)

Bon's grammar tip

ORACIONES SUBORDINADAS CONCESIVAS


although / though : aunque

even if: aunque (hipotético: suponiendo)
even though: aunque (real:a pesar de que)
Even if I had the time, I wouldn't call him.
(Aunque tuviera tiempo no lo llamaría. - hipótesis)
Even though I had the time, I couldn't call him.
(Aunque tuve tiempo, no puede llamarlo. -realidad)

for all (that): a pesar de que
much as: a pesar de lo mucho que, por mucho que
however + adjetivo: por muy + adjetivo que
no matter how + adjetivo: no importa lo + adjetivo que
whatever: sea lo que sea lo que
whereas / while / whilst: mientras que

in spite of / despite: a pesar de + sutantivo
in spite of / despite: a pesar de + verbo en -ing
in spite of the fact (that) / despite the fact (that): a pesar de que + oración


Despite / In spite of the rain, he goes out.
(A pesar de la lluvia, sale.)
Despite / In spite of being raining, he goes out.
(A pesar de estar lloviendo, sale.)
Despite the fact (that) / In spite of the fact (that) it is raining, he goes out.
(A pesar de que está lloviendo, sale.)


 

1. it was raining, we played the match.

2. my headache, I enjoyed the play.

3. surprising its design is somehow, their new house is really cool.

4. of the speaker's lack of preparation time, the speech was a success.

5. it costs, she'll buy it.

6. much we respect him, he bores us a little.

7. the improvements he's made, I don't think he'll win that match.

8. he travels a lot, he never fails to call me on my birthday.

9. she is only six, she plays the piano marvelously.

10. Tom is a nice person, his brother is quite rude.