English Vocabulary Exercises - Transitions - Exercise 1

Matching exercise

Match the items on the right to the items on the left.
1. She got the job _______________ the fact that she had very little experience.
2. My sister's hand-writing is always so neat, _______________ mine is a total mess.
3. I lost the game, but I told myself that I had improved a lot _______________.
4. You'd better wear a helmet when you go roller-blading. _______________, you could hurt yourself.
5. Reading is an excellent way to increase your vocabulary. _______________, it can also help you improve your grammar.
6. The student's essay was badly written. _______________, it was too short.
7. Wine will spoil if exposed to light; _______________, wine bottles are usually green or yellow.
8. Alcohol can delay your reaction times; _______________, you should never drink and drive.
9. _______________ we have talked about the dangers of smoking to the students before, I think the information bears being repeated.
10. Our prime minister is an incompetent leader. ____________, his government is financially irresponsible.
11. In March of 1999, more than 130 nations signed a United Nations Treaty banning land mines; ____________, the United States, Russia and China did not sign.
12. He was an absolute failure in medical school, so he decided to try law ____________.
13. Margaret Mead once observed, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. ____________, it's the only thing that ever has."
14. You are not eligible for a subsidized bus pass ____________ you are a full-time student.