Gap-fill exercise

Fill in the gaps with suitable words from the list given.
When finished, press "Check" and the completed text will appear.
If you need help, use the "[?]" button to get a clue.
Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints or clues!
   Although      as      better      from      in case      in spite of      like      neither      pity      prevented      regret      turned      whereas   
We were surprised by the climate. it was the month of June, it was winter.
The agency had arranged for us to visit the old city centre.
"You'd take an umbrella it rains" said our guide. It did rain, as it out!
But the rain, we managed to see as much as possible.
We discovered that the church was now used an art gallery, and that the palace had been into a hotel.
However, of the two buildings had been damaged, , much to our , the Opera House had been destroyed during the war.
We made so many interesting discoveries that it would have been a if the weather had us visiting such a historical place.