Choose the correct answer.

1   We could phone her later, … we have to hurry up.

a) seeing that

b) despite

c) whereas

2   … the accident the flight was delayed.

a) Since

b) So that

c) Owing to

3   He works hard … to prove that he deserves to get a higher position.

a) therefore

b) in order

c) as

4   John had been playing football all morning. … he’s exhausted.

a) Whilst

b) Therefore

c) Whereas

5   … rescue teams had been searching the lost climbers all night, they couldn’t find any trace of them.

a) Even though

b) However

c) Also

6   … investigators didn’t find any evidence of Mr. Clark’s involvement in hijacking, he was imprisoned.

a) Moreover

b) Whilst

c) Therefore

7   …, we all were happy to get home finally.

a) Since

b) Because of

c) In a nutshell

8   All the given plans opened for us a wide range of opportunities to release our potential. …, they tell us about the competition and huge risks.

a) Owing to

b) As

c) Furthermore

9   You may take my smartphone … you don’t damage it.

a) provided

b) in spite of

c) whatever

10   … it was sunny, we took sunglasses and a parasol to shade skin from the light.

a) As

b) Although

c) In order

11   … traffic jams, we couldn’t get there on time.

a) Because

b) Because of

c) So

12   She stopped … to text her boyfriend.

a) so as

b) due

c) because of

13   Olivia was inattentive … she had a car accident.

a) because of

b) due to

c) so

14   The little boy can stay here … he keeps quiet.

a) although

b) as long as

c) however

15   … he showed a massive dominance in the first set, he surprisingly lost the whole game.

a) Whilst

b) Moreover

c) Due to

16   … the weather forecasts the city was hit by huge snowstorm.

a) Therefore

b) Despite

c) Because

17   Fierce hurricane has destroyed dozens of buildings in the town. … my family has to find another place to live.

a) So as

b) As

c) As a result

18   We decided to stay at home, … the bad weather.

a) because of

b) therefore

c) so

19   We made a decision to apply to the court … to get a refund from the online store.

a) in spite

b) however

c) in order

20   … Joanna was going to find a new job, she decided to learn French to get a higher position.

a) Firstly

b) Since

c) Moreover

21   Our manager announced that … those employees who came late for work would have their salary deducted accordingly.

a) likewise

b) henceforth

c) notwithstanding

22   These two vases look rather similar, … they are the same shape and color.

a) inasmuch as

b) as soon as

c) likewise

23   … that the opposition was strong, the ruling party managed to win the elections again.

a) likewise

b) henceforth

c) notwithstanding

24   Miners went on strike … bad working conditions.

a) despite

b) furthermore

c) on account of

25   Vets tried hard to save my cat. She died, … .

a) though

b) since

c) besides

26   Animal rights groups have influenced cosmetic companies greatly. … many brands have stopped testing products on animals.

a) However

b) In contrast

c) Consequently

27   Jogging gives you strength and health. …, it makes you energetic and peppy.

a) Moreover

b) Besides

c) In contrast

28   Teachers should be friendly and loyal … .

a) thus

b) as well

c) despite

29   A lot of Europeans would like to visit Japan. …, such a travel is very expensive.

a) However

b) Thus

c) Despite

30   … of going to the park, we went to the museum.

a) Thus

b) Despite

c) Instead


1 a   2 c   3 b   4 b   5 a   6 b   7 c   8 c   9 a   10 a   

11 b   12 a   13 c   14 b   15 a   16 b   17 c   18 a   19 c   20 b

21 b   22 a   23 c   24 c   25 a   26 c   27 a   28 b   29 a   30 c

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