English Vocabulary Exercises - Transitions - Exercise 8

Matching exercise

Match the items on the right to the items on the left.
1. He jumped in the water to save the young girl, _______________ being unable to swim himself.
2. Someone once joked that dogs think you're family, _______________ cats think you're staff.
3. We didn't go anywhere exotic for our holiday. _______________, we had a simply wonderful time.
4. The rent is a little high; _______________, it's a very nice house.
5. She kept the old photos for sentimental reasons __________ she knew she would never see him again.
6. I'm not at all brave; __________, I'm a total chicken.
7. We cannot really reduce the destruction of our environment __________ we change our philosophy of consumerism in this society.
8. Recent polls show that most Canadians oppose censorship of the Internet. __________ the government is happy to ignore the issue of pornographic websites.
9. Koalas and humans are the only animals with unique fingerprints and, __________, koala prints cannot be distinguished from human fingerprints.
10. You need to come to class on time. __________, you need to work harder on your homework.
11. Your mark in History is somewhat low. __________, your Chemistry mark is excellent.
12. Studies show that if you are right-handed; your right fingernails will grow faster; __________ the fingernails on the left hand of a left-handed person.