English Vocabulary Exercises - Transitions - Exercise 4

Matching exercise

Match the items on the right to the items on the left.
1. The prime minister has already announced his intention to step down, and _______________ is no longer regarded as influential in directing future policy initiatives.
2. _______________ the fact that he generally hates fish, he tried the sushi, and liked it.
3. I felt really sick last night; _______________, I would have come to your party.
4. If you don't do your homework, you won't get a good mark, and _______________, you could be kicked out of school.
5. It cost a fortune to renovate our house; _______________, it was worth it.
6. The young boy refused to obey the teacher. _______________, he was sent home.
7. The colour black absorbs heat, _______________ the colour white reflects it.
8. Your homework this past month has been excellent; _______________, your pronunciation has really improved.
9. Badminton is not the slow, leisurely sport many people think it is. __________, it is the fastest racquet sport in the world.
10. __________ in the U.S., where the majority of people are against same sex marriage, a majority of Canadians support marriage rights for homosexuals.
11. During the American Revolution, many brides did not wear white wedding gowns; __________, they wore red as a symbol of rebellion.
12. There is a German proverb which advises, "Never give advice __________ asked."
13. __________ ultimately a victor in the two World Wars, France suffered extensive losses to its empire in the conflicts.