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 although - even though / despite - in spite of 

Complete the sentences below with although - despite - in spite of.
(The answers are at the end of the page.)

  1.      ___________ the weather was bad, we enjoyed our trip.
   2.      The children slept well ____________ the noise.
  3.      ________________ earning a low salary, Linda gave money to her parents.
  4.      John rarely sees Paul ___________ they live in the same town.
   5.      Julie failed the exam ____________ of working very hard.
  6.      ____________ it was cold, she didn't put on her coat.
   7.     Tom went to work ___________ not feeling very well.
   8.      Anna never learned the language ___________ she lived there for two years.
  9.      ____________ of the difficulty, they managed to climb to the top of the mountain.
  10.    I couldn't eat _____________ I was very hungry.



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  1) although    2) despite/in spite of   3) in spite of   4)although   5) in spite 
6) although   7) despite/in spite of   8) although  9) in spite  10) although


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