Linking expressions exercise

Complete the following sentences using an appropriate word or phrase.

1. —————— I fired at the lion, my brother shook my arm.

a) as

b) because

c) since

d) for

2. Arranged marriages are rather unusual in the West. ——————–, they are very common in many Asian countries.

a) But

b) On the other hand

c) Similarly

d) In spite of this

3. The car broke down on the way. —————– I managed to reach on time.

a) In spite of this

b) Additionally

c) Similarly

d) Due to this

4. The British may have benefited India in some ways. —————– colonialism is basically bad.

a) Even so

b) Even as

c) Similarly

d) In the same way

5. ————— I am satisfied with life.

a) In general

b) As for

c) As far as

d) Apart from

6. The refugees are short of food and water. —————– they urgently need medicines.

a) Similarly

b) In addition

c) Any how

d) For instance

7. ———- James, everyone seemed to be happy.

a) Except for

b) In particular

c) For instance

d) In addition to

8. ——————– people will be nice to you if you are nice to them.

a) In most cases

b) In the same way

c) Apart from

d) For instance

9. —————– a child’s character is shaped by the circumstances at home.

a) Consequently

b) Similarly

c) To a great extent

d) For one thing

10. ———————— nursed are overworked and underpaid.

a) For instance

b) Broadly speaking

c) Except for

d) In particular

Answers

1. As I fired at the lion, my brother shook my arm.

2. Arranged marriages are rather unusual in the West. On the other hand, they are very common in many Asian countries.

3. The car broke down on the way. In spite of this I managed to reach on time.

4. The British may have benefited India in some ways. Even so colonialism is basically bad.

5. In general I am satisfied with life.

6. The refugees are short of food and water. In addition, they urgently need medicines.

7. Except for James, everyone seemed to be happy.

8. In most cases people will be nice to you if you are nice to them.

9. To a great extent a child’s character is shaped by the circumstances at home.

10. Broadly speaking nursed are overworked and underpaid.

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