Monday, September 15, 2014

Connectors to use in English Contrast - English Grammar

Connectors add to your English speaking by signaling that you are going to add information, make a comparison, or negate a certain supposition.

Contrasting connectors can be used to caution the reader, show a different side to this issue.

Key Terms 
but
yet
however
nevertheless
still
although
even though
though
despite
in spite of
on one hand . . . on the other hand
whereas
while
in contrast to
contrary to
unlike


Examples 

She wanted to play the clarinet in spite of the fact that she had a broken thumb.
On one hand, the newspaper said it was unbiased, on the other hand the journalists were all against the government.
The school hasn't opened up a drama class, yet in the neighborhood live a number of TV actors.
He is a very successful man, even though he just went bankrupt.
The author's second book was not successful in contrast to his first novel.
One sister was working in IT, unlike the other who went into fashion design.
I like to eat chocolate, despite the fact that I am allergic to it.
The girl convinced her friends that she was in Japan, while in truth she never left the country.
However you look at it, eating ice cream late at night is not a good weight loss regimen.
He needs to study history whereas his brother needs to study computer programming.



Exercises
Write your own sentences using these connectors.  Only use each one once
1. ___________________________________________
2.___________________________________________
3.____________________________________________
4.____________________________________________
5.____________________________________________
6____________________________________________
7.____________________________________________
8.____________________________________________
9.____________________________________________
10.___________________________________________

Lesson Plan by Rachael Alice Orbach - Professional English teacher 

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