Transitional adverbs exercise

April 10, 2013pdf

Complete the following sentences with appropriate discourse markers or transitional adverbs. Choose your answers from the given options.

1. The refugees are desperately short of food. ……………………….., they need doctors.

a) In addition

b) All the same

2. It’s true that the apartment is small. It also needs a lot of repairs. ……………………. it’s home.

a) Still

b) Of course

3. ‘Interesting film?’ ‘…………………………….., it was a complete waste of time.’

a) On the contrary

b) On the other hand

4. I believe that physical activities should be a part of academic curriculum. ………………………., most students have to deal with different levels of stress due to various factors.

a) Generally speaking

b) What’s more

5. Regular exercise reduces stress because it gives people an outlet for their pent up emotions. ……………………………., exercise gives people a way to let go of their stress.

a) In other words

b) On the other hand

6. I like living in the countryside, …………………….. my husband prefers the city.

a) Whereas

b) In spite of this

Answers

1. The refugees are desperately short of food. In addition, they need doctors.

2. It’s true that the apartment is small. It also needs a lot of repairs. Still it’s home.

3. ‘Interesting film?’ ‘On the contrary, it was a complete waste of time.’

4. I believe that physical activities should be a part of academic curriculum. Generally speaking, most students have to deal with different levels of stress due to various factors.

5. Regular exercise reduces stress because it gives people an outlet for their pent up emotions. In other words, exercise gives people a way to let go of their stress.

6. I like living in the countryside, whereas my husband prefers the city.

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