Luckily, Unfortunately, Despite/In spite of, Although

We all know how difficult it is to practice using conjunctions despite trying our best! Luckily, we created this fantastic exercise to help you!

This grammar exercise focuses on a few important conjunctions that may be difficult to understand and even harder to practice outside the classroom. Keep in mind the conjunctions ‘despite/in spite of’ and ‘although’ show a contrast, but ‘luckily’ and ‘unfortunately’ show an opinion.

Beware of the construction of ‘although’ and ‘despite/in spite of’

Although + subject + verb

Although she is young, she is very independent.

Despite/in spite of + noun/pronoun OR verb + ing

Despite the bad weather, we enjoyed ourselves

In spite of being a millionaire, he lives in a very small flat

 Try to fill in the gaps below using the proper conjunction – Luckily,… Unfortunately,… Despite/In spite of… Although…

Luckily, Unfortunately, Despite/In spite of, Although

Fill in the gaps.

 

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Protests – ESL Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary Quiz

In this post you will be learning about an uncommon activity, protesting! A protest is when a group of people come together to voice a shared opinion in the hopes that a grievance can be fixed. Grievances are often about things like money, time, freedoms, or simply respect. Protests can come in all different sizes, from students occupying a school to revolutionaries overthrowing the government.

There are different types of protests as well, some involving the public and others focusing only on the relationship between the protester and the one they are protesting against. A sit-in is common for students, they occupy school but refuse to attend classes for example. Or a hunger strike may be performed by prisoners when they refuse to eat anything until conditions change. Picketers stand outside a business holding their namesake signs on sticks to warn others about an unfair practice. A march is when a group of people walk the streets and block traffic holding banners to let their struggles be known. Strikers go on strike and refuse to perform their jobs perhaps at a factory or in Milan if they work for public transportation! These are examples of nonviolent protests. Ghandi and Martin Luther King Jr are famous for their nonviolent approach to protesting.

Protests Quiz

Fill in the blank with the correct word!

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Superlatives – Olympic Swimmers

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Take a look at this chart with information about 3 famous Olympic swimmers!

 

Who is the best? Who is the fastest? Who has won the most medals?

Test your knowledge of superlatives with the quizzes below.

Olympic Swimmers Superlatives - True or False

Choose true or false for the following statements.

Olympic Swimmers Superlatives - Fill in the Blank

Write the correct superlative to complete the sentence.

 

We hope that helped you learn a little English today!
You can also try this blog to find out about superlatives and practice more.
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