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ALTHOUGH vs IN SPITE OF/DESPITE

This Task Deck is designed to help learners improve their understanding and usage of the connective phrases "although" and "despite/in spite of", which are valuable tools for expressing contrasts, contradictions, and unexpected outcomes in written and spoken English. By doing the tasks, learners will improve sentence structure and enhance their ability to express complex ideas more effectively.

Although vs In Spite Of _ Despite
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Task 1.
  1. Although she had a strong portfolio, she didn't get accepted into the art school.

  2. Despite/In spite of their financial difficulties, they decided to go on a vacation.

  3. Despite/In spite of the stormy weather, the concert went on as scheduled.

  4. Despite/In spite of facing strong opposition, they managed to pass the new legislation.

  5. Although they had rehearsed a lot, the band made some mistakes during the performance.

  6. Despite/In spite of working long hours, she couldn't meet the deadline.

  7. Despite/In spite of her busy schedule, she found time to volunteer at the local shelter.

  8. Although the movie received mixed reviews, it became a box-office success.

  9. Despite/In spite of the language barrier, they managed to communicate effectively.

  10. Despite/In spite of his age, he completed the marathon.

  11. Although she had reservations, she took a leap of faith and accepted the job offer.

  12. Despite/In spite of feeling exhausted, she pushed through and completed the marathon.

  13. Although I tried very hard, I could not open the door.

  14. Although the restaurant had great reviews, the food was disappointing.

  15. Despite/In spite of feeling nervous, he delivered a confident presentation.

Task 2.
  1. Although the story was sad, I enjoyed the book. Despite/In spite of the sadness of the story, I enjoyed the book.

  2. Although my daughter is lazy, she is doing well at school. Despite/In spite of being lazy (her laziness), my daughter is doing well at school.

  3. Although my sister earns a good salary, she is thinking of changing her job. Despite/In spite of earning a good salary, my sister is thinking of changing her job.

  4. Although Rachel put a lot of effort into impressing her boss, she wasn’t promoted. Despite/In spite of putting a lot of effort into impressing her boss, Rachel wasn't promoted.

  5. Although it was hot, they went hiking. Despite/In spite of the hot weather, they went hiking.

  6. Although I practised every day, I still couldn’t master the guitar. Despite/In spite of practising every day, I still couldn't master the guitar.

  7. Although he had a fever, he went to work. Despite/In spite of having a fever, he went to work.

  8. Although we have a lot of money, we live a modest lifestyle. Despite/In spite of having a lot of money, we live a modest lifestyle.

  9. Although it was late at night, they continued their conversation. Despite/In spite of it being late at night, they continued their conversation.

  10. Although the exam was difficult, she managed to get a high score. Despite/In spite of the exam being difficult, she managed to get a high score.

  11. Although the concert was sold out, she somehow managed to get tickets. Despite/In spite of the concert being sold out, she somehow managed to get tickets.

  12. Although the cake looked delicious, I was able to resist the temptation. Despite/In spite of the cake looking delicious, I was able to resist the temptation.

  13. Although it was warm and sunny, she was wearing a raincoat. Despite/In spite of it being warm and sunny, she was wearing a raincoat.

  14. Although he was warned about the risk, he decided to go ahead with the plan. Despite/In spite of being warned about the risk, he decided to go ahead with the plan.

  15. Although the noise was loud, I managed to focus. Despite/In spite of the noise being loud, managed to focus.

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