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CHUYÊN ĐỀ IV. PHRASES VS. CLAUSES

CHUYÊN ĐỀ VỀ CỤM TỪ VÀ MỆNH ĐỀ

BÀI 5. PHRASES AND CLAUSES OF CONCESSION

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CỤM TỪ & MỆNH ĐỀ CHỈ SỰ NHƯỢNG BỘ

BÀI TẬP THỰC HÀNH

Exercise 151. Combine each two sentences using the suggested word(s).

  1. Matthew doesn’t know any French. It was one of his school subjects. (though)
  2. Nick used to smoke. He seems to be in good health. (although)
  3. Our team won by a large margin. No one thought we would win the championship. (but)
  4. Laura felt unwell. She went on working. (in spite of this)
  5. We couldn’t get tickets. We queued for an hour. (in spite of)
  6. The goods were never delivered. We had received the promise. (despite)
  7. She earned her living by selling newspaper. She got a B.A. degree. (even though)
  8. I told the absolute truth. No one would believe me. (even though)
  9. I enjoyed the film. The story was silly. (in spite of)
  10. We live in the same street. We hardly ever see each other. (despite)
  11. My foot was injured. I managed to walk to the nearest village. (although)
  12. They have very little money. They are happy. (in spite of)
  13. I got very wet in the rain. I had an umbrella. (even though)
  14. I couldn’t sleep. I was tired. (despite)
  15. He liked the sweater. He decided not to buy it. (though)
  16. I didn’t get the job. I had all the necessary qualifications. (on spite of)
  17. I had turned on the air conditioner. It was still hot in the room. (even though)
  18. Laura wants to fly. She feels afraid. ( in spite of the fact that)
  19. Trevor didn’t notice the sign. It was right in front of him. (even though)
  20. I’m no better. I’ve taken the pills. (despite the fact)

Exercise 152. Choose one word or phrase marked A, B, C, or D that best complete the preceding sentence.

  1. _________ he is old, he wants to travel around the world.

A.In spite of              B. Although               C. Despite                  D. Because

  1. __________ my father has high blood pressure, he has to watch what he eats.

A.Although                B. After                      C. Since                      D. Before

  1. __________she’s got an English name, she is in fact Vietnamese.

A.Despite                   B. Although               C. In spite of             D. More than

  1. __________you subtract 7 from 12, you will have 5.

 

A. Because

B. If

C. Though

D. As

5. They left the house__________ saying good-bye to their mother.

 

 

A. before

B. after

C. during

D. in

6. Mr. Young is not only healthy__________ also cheerful.

 

 

A. and

B. both

C. but

D. with

7. The class discussion was short. __________, we gained some new knowledge from it.

 

A. However

B. Moreover

C. Although

D. Therefore

8. The underground is cheap; __________, it is faster than the train.

 

 

A. however

B. moreover

C. but

D. though

9. __________ you study harder, you will not win a scholarship.

 

 

A. Unless

B. Because

C. If

D. In order that

10.

The country air is fresh. __________, it is not polluted.

 

 

A. However

B. Moreover

C. Whenever

D. Beside

11.

__________ she spoke slowly, I couldn’t understand her.

 

 

A. Since

B. Although

C. If

D. As

12. She can’t marry her cousin__________ she loves him.

 

 

A. though

B. so

C. despite

D. because

13.

He’s still going to school__________ his injury.

 

 

A. even though

B. although

C. in spite of

D. even

14. Thousands of people came to see the Queen__________ the rain.

 

 

A. because

B. owing to

C. in spite of

D. according to

15. We could reach the house__________ the road was flooded.

 

 

A. although

B. whether

C. as if

D. even

16.

__________ it is getting dark, she still waits for him.

 

 

A. Unless

B. Since

C. While

D. Although

17. Mary asked her husband: “What would you like for supper?”

 

 

He answered ” __________ I am so tired, I want to have some shrimp soup”.

 

A. However

B. Moreover

C. Since

D. Although

18.

__________ it rained heavily, they went to school on time.

 

 

A. Even though

B. Despite

C. Though

D. A and C are correct

19.

__________ she’s busy, she still helps you.

 

 

 

A. Although

B. Because

C. Since

D. As

20.

__________ the traffic was bad, I arrived on time.

 

 

A. Although

B. In spite of

C. Despite

D. Even

Exercise 153. Choose one word or phrase marked A, B, C, or D that best complete the preceding sentence.

  1. He agreed to go climbing__________ he hated heights.

A.although                          B. in case                         C. since                             D. because

  1. _______ rain or snow, there are always more than fifty thousand fans at the football games.

A.Despite                             B. Although                    C. Despite of                  D. Although

  1. It was raining hard. __________, the match went ahead.

A.Therefore                       B. However                    C. But                                  D. Because

4.We couldn’t get a seat__________ we arrived quite early.

A.but                                      B. however                     C. nevertheless           D. although

  1. My car broke down on the way. ________, when I got to the airport the plane had taken off .

A. Because

B. However

C. But

D. Therefore

6. My sister will take the plane__________ she dislikes flying.

 

A. because

B. so that

C. although

D. before

7. It was late, __________ I decided to phone home.

 

A. however

B. but

C. although

D. and

8. Minh had a terrible headache. __________, he went to school.

 

A. Therefore

B. But

C. However

D. Although

9. Tom has a bike, __________ he always walks to work.

 

A. so

B. but

C. however

D. and

 

10.

________ he is so busy with his work, he always finds time to go to the concert every week.

 

A. If

B. Since

C. Although

D. Because

11.

__________ these cars are cheap, they last a long time.

 

 

A. Because

B. In order that

C. Although

D. After

12. He passed the examination__________ he had been prevented by illness from studying.

 

A. although

B. but

C. however

D. moreover

13. We have not won yet; __________, we shall try again.

 

 

A. although

B. but

C. however

D. moreover

14. Tom was not there; __________, his brother was.

 

 

A. since

B. and

C. however

D. but

15.

_____________ it rained heavily, we enjoyed our holiday.

 

 

A. Because of

B. Because

C. Despite

D. Though

16.

__________ the dolphin lives in the sea, it is not a fish – it’s a mammal.

 

A. Whether

B. So that

C. Although

D. After

17. __________ Jack has a master’s degree, he works as a store clerk.

A.Because                              B. So that                         C. Where                          D. Though

  1. We took many pictures__________ the cloudy sky.

A.despite of                         B. even though            C. despite                         D. because

19.__________ both his legs were broken, he managed to get out of the car before it exploded.

A.Because                             B. Although                    C. So that                         D. Where

  1. We understood him __________ he spoke very fast.

A.because of                      B. though                         C. in spite of                  D. despite

Exercise 154. Choose one word or phrase marked A, B, C, or D that best complete the

preceding sentence.

 

 

 

1.

_________ all my warnings, he tried to fix the computer himself.

 

 

A. Because

B. Because of

C. Although

D. In spite of

2.

________________ having little money, they are happy.

 

 

A. Despite

B. Because of

C. Although

D. Because

3.

_______________ she was not well, she still went to work.

 

 

A. Because

B. Because of

C. Although

D. In spite of

4.

The student arrived late____________ the traffic jam.

 

 

A. because of

B. in spite of

C. although

D. because

5. We are going to have a picnic_____________ the bad weather.

 

 

A. because

B. despite

C. although

D. because of

6.

____________ his physical handicap, he has become a successful businessman.

 

A. Because of

B. Because

C. Though

D. Despite

7.

_________ my father is old, he still goes jogging.

 

 

A. Although

B. Because of

C. So that

D. Despite

8.We stayed in that hotel despite the noise.

A.Despite the hotel is noisy, we stayed there.

B. We stayed in the noisy hotel and we liked it.

C. Although the hotel was noisy, we stayed there.

D. Because of the noise, we stayed in the hotel.

9.Despite the bad weather, people travel by air.

A.Even though the weather is bad, people travel by air.

B. Because the weather is bad, people travel by air.

C. In spite of people travel by air, the weather is bad.

D. Although the bad weather, people travel by air.

10. He was very tired but he kept on working.

A.Despite he was very tired, he kept on working.

B.In spite of he was very tired, he kept on working.

C.Though his tiredness, he kept on working.

D. Although he was very tired, he kept on working.

11.Although she was very old, she looked very grateful.

A. Despite she was very old, she looked very grateful.

     B.Despite her old age, she looked very grateful.

    C.In spite of very old, she looked very grateful.

    D.In spite her being old, she looked very grateful.

12. Although she tells lies, I believe her.

A. In spite of telling lies, I believe her.

B. In spite her telling lies, I believe her.

C. In spite of her telling lies, I believe her.

D. In spite of her tell lies, I believe her.

13. Although he is intelligent, he doesn’t do well at school.

A. Despite being intelligent, he doesn’t do well at school.

B. In spite he is intelligent, he doesn’t do well at school.

C. Although his intelligence, he does well at school.

D. In spite of intelligent, he doesn’t do well at school.

14. We stayed in that hotel despite the noise.

A. Despite the hotel is noisy, we stayed there.

B. We stayed in the noisy hotel and we liked it.

C. Although the hotel was noisy, we stayed there.

D. Because of the noise, we stayed in the hotel.

15. Although his legs were broken, he managed to get out of the car before it exploded.

A.Despite his legs to be broken, he managed to get out of the car before it exploded.

B.Despite his broken legs, he was able to get out of the car before exploding.

C.Despite his legs were broken, he managed to get out of the car before it exploded.

D.Despite of his broken legs, he managed to get out of the car before it exploded.

16. I usually drive to work, but today I go by bus.

Although I can drive to work, I go by bus today.

Although I can go by bus, I drive to work today.

Instead of driving to work, I go by bus today.

Instead of going by bus, I drive to work today.

17. _________ his poor health, Mr. Brown still works hard to support his family.

 

A. Despite of

B. Despite

C. Although

D. Because of

18.

I gave up the job, __________ the attractive salary.

 

 

A. because

B. because of

C. although

D. despite

19.

Although the sun was shining, __________.

 

 

 

A. it was very hot

 

B. it wasn’t very hot

 

C. yet it was very hot

D. but it was very hot

20.

Hans finished school___________ his leg injury.

 

 

A. because of

B. despite

C. though

D. because

Exercise 155: Choose the best answer among the A, B, C, or D provided to finish each of the incomplete sentences below.

  1. She failed the test__________ she studied hard.

A.although                      B. even though            C. as                                                     D. A and B

  1. “I spoke slowly. The foreigner could understand me.” means__________.

A. I spoke slowly so that the foreigner could understand me

B. I spoke slowly in order to the foreigner could understand me

C. I spoke such slowly that the foreigner could understand me

D. I spoke slowly to make the foreigner could understand me

3.“We preserve natural resources. We can use them in the future.” means__________.

A. We preserve natural resources so that we can use them in the future

B. We preserve natural resources so as to we can use them in the future

C. We preserve natural resources for future use

D. A and C

4.You should bring an umbrella__________ it rains.

A. if

B. unless

C. in case

D. because of

 

5. He went on working__________ feeling unwell.

 

 

A. although

B. unless

C. due to

D. despite

 

6. We couldn’t sleep last night _____ the noise next door.

 

 

A. although

B. since

C. because

D. because of

 

7. __________ he can’t afford a car, he goes to work by bicycle.

 

 

A. Because

B. Since

C. As

D. all are correct

 

8. __________ I have time, I will go with you.

 

 

 

A. If

B. Unless

C. So

D. So that

 

9. They decided to go__________ the danger.

 

 

 

A. because

B. in spite of

C. although

D. so

 

10. __________ they lost, their fans gave them a big cheer.

 

 

A. However

B. In spite of

C. Although

D. If

 

11. Jane has a computer, __________ she doesn’t use it.

 

 

A. and

B. since

C. but

D. in spite of

 

12. __________ we had got on the plane, it started to rain.

 

 

A. If

B. While

C. Before

D. As soon as

 

13. We have to wait__________ everybody else finishes their turn.

 

 

A. when

B. but

C. so

D. until

 

14. Mark heard the news on the radio__________ he was driving home.

 

 

A. while

B. as

C. until

D. A and B

 

15. What are you going to do__________ graduating from university?

 

 

A. before

B. after

C. so

D. because

16. I am not so good at English, __________ I have to practice more.

 

A. but

B. so

C. while

D. despite

17. __________ the fact that she failed the exam, she didn’t look disappointed.

A. Although

B. Despite of

C. In spite of

D. Because of

18. There are__________ in the universe that we cannot count them.

 

A. so much stars

B. so many stars

C. such stars many

D. such stars much

19. He has__________ to do that he can’t go to the cinema with us.

 

A. so much work

B. so many work

C. such much work

D. such a work.

20. It is__________ book that just a few people like it.

 

A. so an old

B. so old

C. such old

D. such an old

               

Exercise 156: Choose the best answer among the A, B, C, or D provided to finish each of the incomplete sentences below.

1. We didn’t go to France last summer__________ we couldn’t afford to.

 

 

A. so

B. when

C. because

D. because of

2.

You can’t drive a car__________ you have a license.

 

 

A. unless

B. so

C. in case

D. if

3.

__________ the flight delay, they didn’t attend the conference.

 

 

A. Because

B. As

C. Although

D. Because of

4. The storm was so strong. __________, all the crops were destroyed.

 

 

A. However

B. As a result

C. Consequently

D. B and C

5. Everyone thought she would accept the offer. __________, she turned it down.

 

A. However

B. So

C. Too

D. Moreover

6. Mary jogs everyday__________ lose weight.

 

 

 

A. so she can

B. so that she can

C. because she can

D. so that to

7.

We’ll be late__________ we hurry.

 

 

 

A. if

B. despite

C. unless

D. when

8. You should look up the meaning of the new in the dictionary__________ misuse it

A. so as to

B. to

C. so as not to

D. so that

9. I bought this new software__________ Chinese.

 

A. for learning

B. learning

C. to learn

D. learned

10. The flight from New York to London was delayed ______ the heavy fog.

A. because of

B. because

C. so

D. as a result

11. It’s__________ city that he’s got lost.

 

 

A. a such big

B. such big

C. such a big

D. a very big

12.The satellite travel__________ into space that nobody could see it with naked eyes

 

A. so far

B. such far

C. too far

D. far enough

13.

__________ the bad weather, the plan landed safely.

 

 

A. In spite

B. In spite of

C. Despite the fact that

D. Though

14. He was too scare__________ me what he really thought.

 

 

A. tell

B. telling

C. to tell

D. told

15. He lighted the candle__________ he might read the note.

 

 

A. so that

B. and

C. because

D. as a result

16.

__________ his exhaustion, he won the marathon by nearly three minutes.

 

A. In spite

B. Despite

C. Although

D. However

17. He has worked for the same company__________ he left school.

 

 

A. because

B. since

C. then

D. for

18.

__________ it was raining hard, he went out without a raincoat.

 

 

A. Despite

B. In spite of

C. However

D. Although

19.

The coffee was__________ to drink.

 

 

 

A. so strong

B. strong

C. enough strong

D. too strong

20. Hellen was late__________ her car was broken down.

 

 

A. if

B. whether

C. because

D. while

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