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Choose the correct answer

1. .................. the high price, many people buy these jeans


a. On the one hand b. Despite c. Although

2. Bill is rather clever,.................... his brother is just average.


a. in spite of b. on the other hand c. whereas

3. "Wasn't the concert last night terrific?


".................. , I found it quite boring
a. However b. Eventhough c. On the contrary

4. It was hot and humid. .................., they really enjoyed their


holiday.
a. However b.In spite of the fact that c. Whereas

5. Forests are important to our planet, .......................... people are


destroying forests all over the world.
a. yet b. on the contrary c. on the one hand

6. .................. there are laws against pollution, cars and factories


continue to pollute the air.
a. However b. Although c. Despite

7. We like travelling. ............., travelling can be quite expensive


a. In spite of b. While c. However

8. I can't speak Japanese. ..........................., I managed on my trip to


Tokyo.
a. Nevertheless b. Whereas c. Even though

Fill in the blanks with a suitable contrast connector.

1. I wont forgive you........ ........ ........ your apology.

2. They havent found a house to


buy ................................................ they have looked at quite a
few.

3. Andrew knew the risks, he decided to travel


alone.....................................

4. .................................... her hard work, Maria didn't get a


bonus.

5. The speed limit on the highway is 110


kph;...............................................people often drive faster than
that.
6. .................................... ....................... she had a skiing accident
last year, Diana is going skiing again this year.

7. .................................... he had planned the project very


carefully, he had several problems along the way.

WORD FORMATION

Christmas is one of the most ______________(love) times of the year


and people can be ______________(hope) with the coming of the new
year. However, we must be very ______________(caution) since these
festivities can be ______________(harm) for our health. According to
researchers, drinking too much can bring along _____________(drama)
and ______________(prediction) consequences. In addition, it can imply
______________(meaning) trouble for those who are a bit
______________(social) and feel rather ______________(comfort) when it
comes to large gatherings. So the best advice is to keep
______________(practice), avoid ______________(real) goals and be as
______________(sympathy) as possible.

VOCABULARY

Write a suitable adjective.

He is really ______________, when he has something in mind its almost


imposible to make him change his mind.
My sister is really ______________ with me. She keeps telling me what
to do all the time.
When I wake up I am really ______________ and I dont want anybody to
talk to me.
That man is really ______________, he always wants to know all the
gossips at work.
She is really ______________. She only looks out for herself.
John is far too ______________. The other day I asked him for some
money and he pretended to have forgotten his wallet.
Peter is quite ______________, he socialices with anybody no matter
who they are.
Ricky is so ______________; he never cares about others feelings.

PHRASAL VERBS

Translate these sentences using a suitable phrasal verb.

Ese chico era muy credo, as que me libr/deshice de l.



Queramos aprobar nuestro examen y pusimos todo nuestro empeo
en ello.

Me llevo bien con mis compaeros de trabajo. Sin embargo,
nuestro jefe nos mira por encima del hombro.

Cuando la banda apareci en el escenario, nadie los conoca pero


despus del concierto saltaron a la fama.