English Vocabulary Exercises - Transitions - Exercise 5

Matching exercise

Match the items on the right to the items on the left.
1. Canada's Steve Nash is one of the world's best basketball players; _______________, he is also said to be a good enough soccer player to compete at a professional level.
2. You'd better apologize to your girlfriend; _______________, she'll probably dump you.
3. My salary is pretty low, but _______________ I really enjoy what I'm doing.
4. The Catholic religion holds that Mary, the mother of Jesus, remained a virgin her entire life: _______________ it would have been impossible for Jesus to have brothers or sisters.
5. He passed the course _______________ the fact that he never studied.
6. To pass U.S. Army basic training, young female soldiers must do 17 push-ups in two minutes, _______________ males must do 40.
7. Momentum depends on mass; _______________, because a heavy object has more mass than a light object, it has more momentum.
8. Spices have always added flavour to a variety of dishes. _______________, they can help to preserve food where refrigeration is not possible.
9. _______________ her brother, who hates sports, Carla is an excellent athlete.
10. It is usually observed that children of immigrants learn to speak the language of their adopted country without an accent, __________ the parents rarely do so.
11. You have a dangerously high cholesterol level, and __________ you do something to bring it under control, you risk suffering a major heart attack.
12. After a long affair with her married employer, Anna decided that she wanted to date younger, unmarried men __________.
13. Rachel was married for a number of years before realizing she was, __________, a lesbian.
14. You'll need to clean up the bedroom, and __________ the bathroom every other day.